Chattanooga Child Custody Lawyers
Helping Your Child Get the Best Chance at a Successful Future
At Conner & Roberts, PLLC, our Chattanooga child custody attorneys understand that the well-being of your children is crucial to protect and promote during your divorce. We are committed to helping your protect those valuable relationships you have created with your children by enforcing your parental rights and protecting your best interests, always keeping the welfare of your children in mind. We represent men and women who are facing complicated divorce matters in the Tennessee Valley and throughout the eastern and middle regions of the state.
Legal Custody vs Physical Custody
When a parent has legal custody of their child, that means they have the right to make major decisions about the child’s welfare and upbringing. These issues can include religion, education, healthcare, and more. When a parent has physical of their child, that means the child lives with them on a regular basis. Legal and physical custody can both be sole or joint.
How to Create Fulfilling Custody Agreements
We understand that you want the best for your children, and we are here to help you do so by working toward creating a satisfying custody arrangement. In Tennessee, the court considers several factors when determining what type of custody will be awarded to which parent.
- Willingness and ability of each parent to facilitate and encourage a close relationship between the child and the other parent
- Each parent’s ability to instruct, inspire, and encourage the child
- The strength, nature, and stability of the child’s relationship with each parent
- Any refusal to attend a court-ordered parent education seminar
- The disposition of each parent to provide the child with food, clothing, medical care, and education
- Love, affection, and emotional ties that exist between each parent and the child
- The degree to which each parent has been the primary caregiver
- Emotional needs and developmental level of the child
- The character and physical and emotional fitness of each parent
- The importance of continuity in the child’s life
- Evidence of abuse of the child or the other parent
- The preference of the child if older than 12 years of age
Let Us Assist You with Your Family’s Needs
With the best interests of your children in mind, our lawyers will collaborate with you to create a compelling case that illuminates the meaningful relationships you have with your children through photos, videos, and stories from your children to achieve the best custody results possible.
In some cases, child custody agreements can be negotiated during mediation. While this may result in fulfilling custody agreements between both parents, not all custody matters can be resolved through mediation. When an amicable agreement cannot be reached, our lawyers can tenaciously stand up for your rights in court.
Contact us now to schedule your consultation with our team.