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Child Custody and Visitation

Looking out for the well being of our clients’ children is our top priority- our success rate in child custody and visitation cases proves it.

When you’re looking for a family lawyer in Gallatin to represent you and your children, it’s important to make sure that you find an attorney who can sit down with you and explain your options clearly. We know how confusing and emotional child custody and visitation battles can become. That’s why we are committed to talking with you plainly about the legal details involved in child custody and visitation cases.

A big part of our job is to explain the different types of child custody cases we handle. Our office both defends and prosecutes on behalf of our clients in the following legal situations:

Child custody as part of divorce proceedings.

If you have made the decision to end your marriage, you already know how frightening child custody battles can seem. Our office has years of experience handling child custody as part of divorces, and we always work with compassion and understanding.

Child custody between unmarried parents.

This type of child custody situation can be confusing and poorly understood for many of our clients. We stand ready to explain the details and provide you with legal counsel. For example, you should know that child custody cases between unmarried parents are typically handled in juvenile court. Also, it’s important that you understand that when a single mother gives birth in Tennessee, she has sole custody by default. Contact our office today to find out more information about paternity tests, visitation rights and other matters involved in these legal cases.

Child custody sought by someone other than a parent.

Even though the court system usually favors giving custody to biological parents, sometimes others feel the need to intervene on behalf of a child. Both relatives (grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.) and non-relatives can seek custody of a child if they feel that the child isn’t being cared for properly. If parents fail to provide their children with proper medical care, nutrition, attention and a suitable living environment, the courts may act in favor of the individual seeking custody. This is especially true in cases where the parent has a history of drug abuse and child abuse.

The children in your life depend on you to make the best decisions for them. Today, the best decision is to contact us to find out how we can help you ensure a healthy, happy future for your youngest family members.

For more information about our service areas, please contact us. We serve clients in Gallatin, Hendersonville and throughout Sumner County. We also provide legal assistance to clients in other Tennessee counties (Macon, Trousdale, etc.).

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