Child Custody

What is a Parenting Plan?


Q. What is a Parenting Plan?

A. A Parenting Plan is way for divorcing (or even divorced) parents to plan for the parenting of their children after a divorce. It provides parents with an opportunity to establish a road map for future parenting of the child and can serve as a successful tool in reducing conflict when it is prepared in thoughtful, rational discussion rather than in heated emotional exchanges.

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10 Signs of a Healthy, Effective Co-Parenting Relationship

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Odilon Dimier/PhotoAlto Agency RF Collections/Getty Images

by Jennifer Wolf via VeryWellFamily

It takes a lot of work for two parents to get to the point where they can say their co-parenting relationship is actually going really well. For most families, there is much room for improvement. Rather than focusing on what's not working, though, identify what is going well so that you can accentuate the positive as work toward resolving conflicts with your ex. The following signs are evidence indicators of a healthy and productive co-parenting relationship.

As you read them, consider what already works for you, as well as those areas you hope to improve.

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via Avvo

Parental alienation is the process, and result, of psychological manipulation of a child into showing unwarranted fear, disrespect or hostility towards a parent and/or other family members. It occurs almost exclusively with family separation or divorce, particularly where legal action is involved. If your ex-spouse is committing this divisive act, call us to set up a consultation.

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Need Help Establishing Paternity?

via FindLaw

From paternity blood tests to DNA paternity tests, the science behind determining a child's father has advanced quite significantly over time. However, certain legal procedures are required in order to compel someone to submit to a paternity test. If you're interested in learning more about how to establish paternity, schedule a consultation and we can work with you to begin the process.

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Kids and Divorce: Ten Tough Issues


Children have an especially difficult time with divorce. Many times, parents neglect to consider the ramifications of the effects of the divorce on their children. Understanding how children will view the divorce and the resulting parental relationship is an important component to helping minimize the emotional turmoil of divorce for children.

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Top 10 tips for newly divorced moms

by Lee Brochstein via themomiverse

They say that being a parent is the toughest job in the world, but there is no job that is tougher than becoming a single parent. No one thinks when you have children that you will be raising your kids by yourself, but when you get divorced, even though you have an ex-spouse, when it is your time with the kids the responsibility lies squarely on your shoulders, and sometimes that weight can be very heavy.

Here are some tips to help make your transition into life as a newly divorced mom easier:

Establishing Child Custody In Tennessee


Are you involved in a child custody dispute?

If so, we are here to help. Unlike many other firms, we practice family law, and family law alone. Given this focus, you can count on us to always be up to date on the most recent family law issues and legislation, including those related to child custody and support.

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