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Child Custody Archives

What do courts consider in child custody relocation hearings?

Child custody arrangements are one of the most important components of a divorce agreement for many couples. When you and your former spouse were negotiating your child custody arrangement, you no doubt spent a lot of time and effort coming up with an arrangement that suited both of you and kept your child’s best interests at heart. The family court then issued its decree, and the two of you began your lives as separated co-parents.

Steps toward creating a healthy co-parenting relationship

After your divorce or breakup, you went to the trouble of getting a child custody and visitation order. If you thought that order spelled out everything you need to do, however, you're in for a surprise. The truth is that you will need to work with the other parent for the rest of your kids' childhood.

How to evolve your relationship with your ex after divorce

When the divorce proceedings are over and done with, a transformation has to take place where you can establish your "new normal" with your ex. If you have children together, this will be especially important. You should make every effort to ensure some sense of stability for the children, so that they know that both parents are working together to support them.

Post divorce: How can I keep a parent-child relationship?

Relationships commonly fail, and although it is never ideal to separate a family unit with young children involved, it's often a harsh reality and the best possible option for all parties involved. Once you've come to terms with the fact that a divorce is going to take place, probably the most important steps is to ensure that your child or children experience a smooth transition.

Post-divorce: Maintaining a relationship with your children

When you are going through a divorce, things can get heated and unpleasant with you and your former spouse. But one of the most worrying aspects of a divorce is the negative affect it may have on your children and how it might alter the relationship that you have with them.

The Tennessee Supreme Court Interprets "Reasonable Purpose" Under The Parental Relocation Statute

On March 16, 2017, the Tennessee Supreme Court held in Cassidy Lynne Aragon v. Reynaldo Manuel Aragon that a father who spent more time than his former spouse with their child could relocate to a new state with the child because of employment considerations and proximity to extended family.

Limiting Visitation of Incarcerated Parent

canstockphoto10370360-1000-ffccccccWhite-3333-0.20.3-1.pngAs a rule, the Courts have historically encouraged the visitation rights of parents, despite separation of the parties, believing that a relationship with both mother and father is essential to the upbringing of a child. However, what if a parent is incarcerated? Do the Courts still encourage visitation if a parent is imprisoned? Can visiting a parent in jail/prison be detrimental to the mental and emotional development of a child?

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