Murfreesboro Child Custody LawyersFor parents who are divorcing, the establishment of a child custody and visitation agreement that will allow them to maintain the quality of their relationships with their children is essential. Because of that level of importance that people place on these issues, custody and visitation can become great sources of conflict during the divorce.
Failing to minimize that conflict can result in more than just a delay in reaching an agreement on child custody and visitation. If conflict and disagreement are not handled properly it can derail other decisions on which some agreement needs to be reached.
At Sandra L. M. Smith, Esq. and Melanie Lepp, P.C., the Murfreesboro child custody attorneys understand how important it is to help our clients secure their individual goals within the divorce, while not losing sight of the bigger picture of laying the foundation for the next chapter of their lives. We will help you work to secure a child custody and visitation agreement that allows you to maintain your relationship with your children.
Child Custody and Visitation in TennesseeCourts in Tennessee, like most other states, will look to serve the best interests of the child when making decisions about child custody and visitation. Mediation may become a part of that determination if the divorce is contested.
As part of a growing recognition of fathers’ rights and the role many men now play in the raising of children, men come into these child custody and visitation issues on equal footing with mothers.