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Nashville Child Custody Lawyers

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When custody of your child is being determined, it is important to have a legal team in your corner that truly understands your situation and can effectively advocate on your behalf in order to achieve a solution that is in your child’s best interests.

The Nashville child custody attorneys at Gordon Law Group are backed by more than 78 years of combined experience. In that time, they have handled more than 8,000 diverse cases. No matter whether your case is a matter of wrapping up the legal formalities or mediating a tense situation, our firm is well-equipped to handle any situation.

We have proudly served the Nashville community since 1990. Call our family law attorneys today at (615) 265-6665 to schedule an initial consultation.

Types of Custody

Under Tennessee Law, parents are referred to as either the primary residential parent or the alternative residential parent.

This is what those terms mean:

  • Primary residential parent: This refers to the parent that the child lives with the most. While the child is with him or her, daily parenting decisions can be made by this parent. Final parenting decisions may still be split between the parents or relegated to one parent, depending on their agreement.
  • Alternative residential parent: This refers to the parent that the child lives with for less time. Daily parenting decisions can be made by this parent as long as the child is in his or her care. Typically, the alternative resident parent pays support to the primary residential parent.

Who Gets Custody Under Tennessee Law?

The goal of Tennessee law as it relates to child custody is to come to an arrangement that best benefits the child or children after a divorce. However, it is also the goal for both parents to have as much participation in their children’s lives as possible, as long as it is a healthy, beneficial relationship.

Factors that go into determining custody include the following:

  • The relationship between the child and the parent
  • Which parent was the primary caregiver for daily needs
  • Whether the parent will encourage a relationship with the other parent
  • Whether the parent has a history of and ability to provide basic and educational needs
  • Whether the child has strong emotional ties to a parent
  • The mental, physical, and emotional fitness of the parent
  • Interaction with other family members
  • Physical or emotional abuse
  • The preference of the child (12 years old or older)

These are just a sample of what is considered when determining custody. To get a better idea of what your specific case might involve, get in touch with Gordon Law Group.

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