ZEALOUS ADVOCACY FOR YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS AND YOUR CHILD’S BEST INTERESTS
Child custody is often the most contentious issue of a divorce because neither parent wants to lose any time devoted to their kids. In addition, parents often think they know their children better and can take much better care of them than the other parent. Fortunately, changes to Tennessee child custody law in 2001 allow for more flexibility in designing parenting plans that fit your circumstances and your children’s needs.
At WalshLaw, I negotiate and craft parenting plans with your unique situation in mind. I am often able to reach a negotiated settlement, which gives you and the other parent greater control over the outcome, so both of you have a greater investment in making the plan work. However, there are always occasions when settlement is impossible or inappropriate. If you have to fight for your parental rights or your child’s welfare, you can rely on my courtroom skill and zealous advocacy.
To understand how courts decide child custody in Tennessee, you have to be familiar with some basic terms:
Tennessee family law requires parents to submit a parenting plan to the court to qualify for a divorce. Parents who cannot negotiate a plan must enter mediation and make a good-faith effort to generate one. In mediation, the parents work with a neutral third party — the mediator — who attempts to guide them toward a mutually acceptable compromise. Mediation is self-scheduled and can be done in a single meeting or over several sessions. If mediation fails, the parents can litigate the issue in court.
Although adopting a workable parenting plan is often the greatest challenge in a custody dispute, other issues frequently arise related to child custody, including:
For these particularly challenging issues and many others, you can rely on my determination and highly professional advocacy.
WalshLaw provides honest counsel and zealous advocacy for child custody disputes. To schedule a consultation, call 615-915-0760 or contact my Nashville office online. My office is located at 4535 Harding Pike, just west of White Bridge Pike and Woodmont Boulevard