Where children will live and how much time the nonresidential father or mother will spend with them are often the toughest issues to resolve in a Tennessee divorce. Most parents' goals are based in love and genuine concern — but this does not prevent disputes over what orders will serve their children's best interests.
No one wins when sons or daughters are treated as pawns or weapons in divorce. However, legitimate disputes about child custody and visitation may resist any amicable agreement, even when parents are determined to shield kids from the fallout. Our family law attorneys at Rogers, Kamm & Shea have the experience and perspective to cut through emotional barriers and resolve complex child custody disputes.
Get Balanced, Realistic Counsel and Results-Focused Representation
We help clients work through tough issues and compromise to achieve negotiated solutions. We stand ready to provide strategic, exceptionally prepared courtroom advocacy when parents are at an impasse. Our collaborative legal team emphasizes:
- Balanced, highly effective protection of fathers' rights and mothers' rights regarding children, in recognition that these rights are equal by law and that children should maintain close relationships with both parents whenever feasible
- Creativity in structuring parenting plans that do justice to both parents' roles when they agree that one parent should have residential custody
- Targeting of workable, sustainable custody and visitation solutions through negotiation, mediation or a collaborative law process, which keep decision-making in the family's hands rather than compelling a judge to decide
Our efforts in legal matters involving children and parentage range far beyond divorce. We also have extensive experience in:
- Guiding parents to their best legal options when circumstances change substantially after divorce, which often involves weighing a custody change against a parenting plan modification
- Addressing any proposed child relocation that will impact the noncustodial parent's access to children
- Pursuing grandparents' rights to visitation with children when justified
- Cases requiring establishment of paternity for children of unmarried parents — or action to prove paternity fraud
- Helping aspiring parents build their families through adoption
- Defending and assisting clients accused of child neglect or other dependency issues pursued by the Tennessee Department of Children's Services
Your kids' well-being and your relationships with them are inseparable from your own personal happiness. To request a consultation with a lawyer who will handle your case with that fact in constant view, call 888-521-9952. We maintain comfortable offices in midtown Nashville and in Franklin.