Child custody matters are often the most difficult aspect of getting a divorce. You know that your child's other parent also needs to have contact with the child, but you don't enjoy the thought of being away from your child on a regular basis. That can make it tough to keep an open mind about the child custody arrangements when you are trying to work with your ex to come up with a custody agreement.
We know that you might want to know what kinds of options you have for child custody. The good news is that Tennessee recognizes several different types of child custody agreements. You can explore all of these to determine which you feel will best fit your child's needs.
In many cases, the child will need to have contact with both parents. Of course, that won't be the case if there is a history of abuse. In that case, it might be possible to seek out supervised visitation or other means in order to protect the child.
We understand that it is important that your child has the stability he or she needs to thrive. Your child needs to know that he or she is safe and has a plan for what is going to happen. This can help your child to feel less stress while they learn how to deal with the new way of life.
As you go through the child custody process, especially if you and your ex are working through mediation or trying to come up with a custody agreement on your own, you must ensure that you are aware of your rights. We can help you learn those rights and how you can protect them.