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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 Jeff Grimes & Associates, 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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Reviews & Testimonials

At Jeff Grimes & Associates, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "They exceeded my expectations and got me everything I needed."

    I hired their law firm for a legal case and not only were they highly professional but always courteous and respectful. They exceeded my expectations and got me everything I needed. If I ever need legal services again I will definitely be choosing them in the future.

    - Lisa S.
    "HONEST, LOYAL, AND DEDICATED this firm gets 5 stars."

    If you need legal counsel then I highly recommend you make an appointment with this firm. Mr. Sensing was my attorney and is very dedicated to his clients going to great lengths to provide the very best defense possible. Stays in touch with his clients always bringing them up to speed on what is being done in their case providing copies of everything to the client. HONEST, LOYAL, AND DEDICATED this firm gets 5 stars.

    - Brad H.
    "I can honestly say I was not disappointed."

    I took a trip out to TN and got in to some trouble in Clarksville and needed representation for a case while I was I back in my home state. I went to Grimes, Sensing & Clemons feeling distraught and like I had no hope, seeking a solid defense attorney that would actually fight for my case and get me the best possible deal. I left feeling comfortable and confident. I can honestly say I was not disappointed, the only time I needed to come back to TN was for the sentencing(mind you cases may differ) and unbelievably Jeffery Grimes was able to pull a rabbit out of a hat and get a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor as well as talk down the court fines... I strongly suggest Jeffery Grimes as your defense attorney for any legal issues you may have, also their fees are very reasonable and they will do payment plans. Thank you very much Grimes, Sensing and Clemons.

    - Spence W.
    "Thank you for helping me I know it’s your job but the peace of mind you gave me is priceless."

    Thank you so much Grimes, Sensing & Clemons PLLC!! I've been working with them for months and I couldn't be happier. Grimes helped with all of the little details I didn't even know I needed. He is always friendly and ready to answer all of my questions. Your attention to my case has allowed me to focus on what's important to me, healing and family. Thank you for helping me I know it’s your job but the peace of mind you gave me is priceless. Thanks again! ~ YC

    - Satisfied Client
    "The outcome for my request was better than I could have hoped for."

    I hired Mr Sensing to assist me with the modification of a parenting plan that just wasn’t working anymore. I hired another lawyer in the Clarksville area that did not do their due diligence. Mr Sensing and his team were great throughout the process. Emails and phone calls were actually returned in a timely manner! Which wasn’t the case with the lawyer I used before. I had access to all my court documents and was always kept informed on what was going on with my case. Lastly Mr Sensing is very experienced and knowledgeable in his field. The outcome for my request was better than I could have hoped for, and I honestly feel like that was due to Mr Sensing.

    - Toni M.
    "Best defense lawyer you could ask for."

    Grimes is the best defense lawyer you could ask for. He was able to take what would generally be a felony for sure and get it down to a misdemeanor and a fine. If you have him as your lawyer, you won't have anything to worry about.

    - Dennis H.
    "Very professional and fairly priced!"

    Mr.Grimes made my case go very smoothly and easily for me I was out of state for a good part of it he went out of his way to let me know if something changed and he was always very professional and fairly priced! I would recommend him a thousand times over!!

    - David L.
    "Fought with me the whole 2 years my case took for me to get the time with my son I’ve always wanted."

    Mr. Sensing is an excellent attorney. He fought with me the whole 2 years my case took for me to get the time with my son I’ve always wanted. I will definitely recommend his services to anyone and I will be going back to him if I have any issues in the future. Also Pat and Amy are awesome!!

    - Satisfied Client

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