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Judge in same-sex divorce case rules woman has no parental rights

A Tennessee judge has issued a ruling in a same-sex divorce case involving custody of the two women's daughter that is garnering national attention. The couple were legally married in Washington D.C. in 2014 before moving to Tennessee and establishing their residence there. The couple decided to use artificial insemination via an anonymous sperm donor to get pregnant with their first child. One of the women gave birth to the child in January 2015.

Major life changes might necessitate custody modifications

Child custody agreements are meant to govern how parents handle common issues that come up with raising a child when they are no longer in a relationship. The custody agreement puts the child's best interests first. It shouldn't come as a surprise that as the child grows or as major changes occur, the child custody agreement might need to be changed. A change to a child custody agreement is called a child custody modification. We can help you to determine if the circumstances in your life warrant a child custody modification. If they do, we can help you learn about getting the modification you need.

How can I make summer visitation less stressful?

Now that the school year is nearing an end, parents are going to have to start making summer plans for their children. For the children who have parents who aren't in a relationship any longer, the summer months can actually be more stressful than the school year because of issues with child custody and visitation. Parents should try to lessen the stress of the summer schedule.

Be ready for whatever pops up in a child custody case

Child custody matters greatly affect everyone involved. The most important thing that all parents must consider when there is a child custody issue looming is that the child's needs must be considered. It is easy for parents to fall into the realm of thinking that they have the best and most effective answer to the child custody matter. If that occurs, that parent might not be willing to consider other options. That frame of mind can often lead to a tumultuous child custody battle that causes the child stress.

Employer reporting can help with child support cases

New hire reporting is one way that the state can keep track of non-custodial parents who start a new job. Anytime a person starts a new job, the employer has to report the new employee through the Tennessee New Hire Reporting Program. There are several benefits of this system that everyone should realize.

Child custody can often be worked out with compromise

Child custody cases are some of the most difficult to deal with during a divorce. Even if you aren't divorcing, the child custody matters can be a source of trouble. When it comes to your child, you only want what you think is best for your child. This often becomes a stance that you are unwilling to compromise on. We know that your child's happiness and health are the most important things to you. We can help you learn about the options you have when it comes to child custody.

Child custody laws in Tennessee cover several factors

Child custody cases are very serious cases because the child's well-being can be profoundly affected by the outcome of the case. Tennessee laws have some very interesting points regarding child custody that anyone who is going through a child custody case must know.

Avoid these actions when fighting for child custody

If you're in the midst of a custody battle, you have probably thought that there is nothing you won't do to win custody of your children. The problem is that there are a few things you shouldn't do if you are fighting for custody. Critical mistakes can be made that could affect the outcome of a custody case. Don't do the following:

Rutherford loses custody, banned from traveling with children

After three years of court battles and allegations of parental kidnapping, the custody fight between actress Kelly Rutherford and Daniel Giersch is over. The Monaco courts awarded Giersch full custody of the children and limited the actress's visits to the countries of France and Monaco. Giersch and the two children have been living for the last few years in Monaco. Rutherford will be able to see the children at certain times outlined in the court order, including the Christmas holidays this year.

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