Solutions to Disputes Over Children
Nashville Child Custody, Visitation and Modification Lawyers
No one wins when sons or daughters are pawns in divorce, least of all the children. But legitimate disputes about child custody and visitation may defy an amicable agreement, even when parents are determined to shield their kids from the fallout.
Rogers, Kamm & Shea provides the experience and perspective to cut through emotional barriers and resolve child custody. We help clients work through tough issues for a negotiated solution, or provide hard-nosed courtroom advocacy when parents are at an impasse.
Our family law practice represents mothers or fathers in Nashville, Davidson County and throughout Middle Tennessee. Arrange an appointment today.
Initial Determination of Custody and Visitation
If you already agree on where the kids will live, we can focus on a workable parenting plan that keeps both Mom and Dad involved in the upbringing and important decisions. We customize the arrangement to meet the needs of the adults and the children — traditional custody/visitation or a more shared parenting arrangement.
We also represent clients in contested proceedings over primary physical custody. When a court dictates terms of custody and visitation, the "solution" rarely lasts long; the simplest issues like drop-off times or summer vacation can lead to ongoing arguments and accusations — and more court hearings.
Modification of Child Custody or Support
A change in circumstances may be cause to revisit custody or visitation:
- Changes to the parenting schedule
- Petitions for sole custody (drugs, alcohol, abuse)
- A teen who wants to live with the other parent
- Relocating the children out of Tennessee
- Altering child support or alimony
- Stepparent adoption
- Contempt of court for unpaid support or interference with visitation
Parental relocation is hotly contested, and we have represented parents on both sides. Our reported appellate decision on this issue has become the leading case cited in Tennessee for inter-jurisdictional custody disputes.
We are not a "fathers' rights" law firm — we represent an equal number of women and men in child custody cases. But we truly believe that children need their dads in their lives and that in many cases the father is better suited for primary custody. We support the custody and visitation rights of men when it serves the best interests of the child.
We also handle paternity actions to (a) establish a relationship with an out-of-wedlock child, (b) refute paternity or (c) compel child support.
Talk to Us About Your Concerns
There is always a solution to custody disputes that is preferable to a court's meddling. We will help you find that solution without sacrificing the best interests of your children. Call us at 888-521-9952 (toll free) or 615-320-0600 (Nashville) to arrange a confidential meeting with a lawyer at our firm.