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Understanding Divorce and Child Custody Laws in Murfreesboro

McCarter | East knows that nothing is more important to you than the welfare of your child.  Unfortunately, your protective love may not be enough to get you custody under Tennessee child custody law.  You must have a law firm willing to fight for you—one that is aware of how child custody law may impact your case.  We are the firm that can defend the interests of your children, and the scope of our knowledge of custody law is unparalleled.

How do child custody laws influence the decision of the court?

Divorce law in Tennessee allows the court to award custody to either parent or guardian, or both parents in the case of joint custody. Custody laws take into consideration many different factors when weighing the best interests of the child, including the following:

  • The emotional ties present between the parent and child
  • If the parent can adequately provide for the child
  • The likelihood the child can adjust, or has adjusted, to the parent seeking custody
  • The mental and physical health of the parents
  • Whether or not any evidence of child abuse is present
  • The overall character of the parent seeking custody
  • The preference of the child if they are twelve years of age or older
  • The willingness of the parent seeking custody to maintain a close relationship between the child and the non-custodial parent

Custody laws in Tennessee are complex, and there is a great deal at risk.  McCarter | East does not want you to sacrifice the future of your child, or your relationship with them.  If you place your trust in our firm, you will not be disappointed in the tenacity and vigor with which we will defend you and your family.

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