People always want to ask an know how they get and keep custody of children in Tennessee. The law can get complex and because of the amount of emotion involved it is a hard issue to look at. There is a strong presumption in the law to give the biological parents the right to raise their children. But the problems begin when the parentsdon’t get along, which unfortunately is not that uncommon.
Courts look at the age of the child and try to do whats in that childs best interest. They take in to account both parents and what their living arrangements are, whether or not they can afford the child on their own, and also what the parents lives are like (are they on drugs, have a history of violence, or are they calm and stable). There really is no easy answers when it comes to Child Custody in Tennessee. If there are any particular questions that you would like answered please don’t hesitate to email me or call.