Child Custody Protecting Your Family

Child Custody Lawyer in Clarksville, TN

Our Attorneys Will Help You Navigate Through Child Custody Laws in TN

For many people who decide to file for divorce, child custody can be one of the most important issues. Unfortunately, child custody can also be one of the most difficult and emotionally unforgiving parts of the divorce process.

If you've ever heard of custody proceedings referred to as battles, then you can imagine that emotions run high and legal complications often arise. The Clarksville child custody attorneys at Grimes, Sensing & Clemons PLLC are here to help alleviate your worries and frustrations by providing you with the necessary family law legal assistance to ease the impact of the custody process and bring your case to the best possible resolution.

Deciding Who Gets Custody in Tennessee

In any divorce or legal separation involving children, the Tennessee legal system will determine which parent can gain custody of any child under the age of 18. Once custody is awarded, other issues such as child support and visitation rights will be determined accordingly.

Tennessee child custody law (Code § 36-6-106) states that courts will award custody based on the following factors:

  • Emotional ties between parents and child
  • Willingness of parent to provide necessary care
  • Length of time child has lived in a stable home
  • Stability of the family unit of each parent
  • Mental and physical health of parent
  • Home, school and community record of the child
  • Preference of the child, only if 12 years of age or older
  • Any evidence of domestic violence
  • Any other person who lives with parent
  • Each parent's past and their potential for future performance

All of these factors will receive a considerable amount of investigation by government organizations, including the Tennessee Department of Human Services. These points can also be contested by either spouse, which makes it vital that you have an experienced custody lawyer in Clarksville from our firm work with you to establish a strong and personalized strategy that will portray you as deserving of custody.

Our Firm Can Advocate for You in Court

Parents should always be reminded that Tennessee law seeks to award child custody according to the best interest of the child. Our firm can work closely with you to evaluate your personal circumstances and present your case positively in a court of law. We understand that child custody proceedings can be emotionally turbulent times.

Having third-party legal assistance can provide you with the level-headed insight, legal assistance and experienced family law advice that can make a marked impact on a court's decision in your case.

Contact us to speak with a Clarksville child custody attorney from our firm or to set up a case evaluation.

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  • We have a history of impressive case outcomes.
  • We have over 40 years of collective legal experience.

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