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Resolving Child Custody And Visitation Issues

Issues surrounding child custody and visitation are often the most contentious part of family law. It is essential to focus on what will be in the best interests of the children. This is the same standard the court will attempt to apply if parents cannot agree to a custody plan. A skilled lawyer should be able to do the same, providing an objective viewpoint that goes beyond the emotions while protecting the interests of both you and your children.

At the law firm of Shipley & Swain, our attorneys work closely with families in Tennessee to help them identify their goals and work toward a resolution that best suits their needs.

How Are Custody Decisions Made?

When you come to us, we will make every effort to negotiate a child custody agreement outside of court. When parents are able to communicate with one another, it can make things less stressful for everyone. However, we recognize that negotiation is not always an option, and we will advocate for both you and your children in court. Some factors the court may consider when making a decision include:

  • The age of the children
  • The children’s preference, if they are deemed mature enough to act in their best interests
  • The ability of the parent to care for the child
  • The emotional ties between parents and children

There is no one determining factor the court will rely on, and equal weight will not necessarily be given to the factors that are applied. In the end, we all want what is best for your children, and we will work hard to help ensure a decision is made that is in their best interests.

Contact Us For A Personalized Approach To Custody Matters

We understand how emotional child custody issues can be. We provide a personalized, detailed approach to our representation that will help guide you to a successful resolution, one step at a time. To schedule a consultation, call our law office in Knoxville at 865-419-0480. You may also contact us online and we will respond to your message promptly.