Parenting Plan Modification in Clarksville, TN
Serving Families in Montgomery County & Surrounding Areas
Every parent who divorces must draft a parenting plan, which provides them the tools to successfully co-parent after divorce and gives children stability. However, circumstances may occur, which may result in a need to modify or revise the original parenting plan. Parenting plan modifications can be hotly contested disputes, which is why you may need to hire an experienced family law attorney to help you obtain your desired outcome.
If you are interested in modifying your parenting plan, our legal team at Jeff Grimes & Associates, PLLC is ready to help you achieve your goals and protect your rights throughout the legal process. Our Clarksville parenting plan modification attorneys have more than three decades of collective experience obtaining favorable results for our clients throughout Tennessee.
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Modifying a Parenting Plan in Tennessee
You need a court order to modify a parenting plan. For a judge to rule in favor of the parent seeking modification, he/she must demonstrate that there is a “material change in circumstances,” whether it’s from the parents’ lives or the child’s life. The change needs to be substantial in regard to employment, time, health, age development, etc.
The following are common substantial changes in circumstances to modify a parenting plan in Tennessee:
- A parent wishes to relocate because of a better job opportunity
- A parent’s work schedule or living conditions change
- The child is older
- The child’s residence is unsafe due to abuse, neglect, substance abuse, etc.
- One parent continuously ignores the parenting plan
You must also prove that the modified parenting plan will serve the best interests of the child. Parents should have documents to demonstrate the change in circumstance and explain how the change will benefit the child.
Common types of documents include:
- Evidence of new job
- New school or extracurricular activity schedules that affect the parenting schedule
- Notes of actual parenting time in comparison to scheduled time
- Journal entries of issues with the plan
- Paperwork of a parent’s unfit behavior
- Statements from teachers, doctors, and other important figures in the child’s life
- Statements from older children
Parents must submit the modified plan to the court for approval or ratification. Parents who cannot agree on a revised plan must participate in mediation in order to reach an agreement. If parents cannot find common ground through mediation, the court will ultimately decide.
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Jeff Grimes & Associates, PLLC is prepared to help you obtain the most favorable outcome either inside or outside the courtroom. We provide all our clients with compassionate and effective legal solutions, so let us represent you immediately.
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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.
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 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 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
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.
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.
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.
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