Murfreesboro Child Custody Attorneys
Every child custody case is unique, so our family law attorneys are dedicated to achieving a favorable outcome
The issue of child custody can arise as part of a divorce action, or it can be the subject of a separate court proceeding filed by unmarried couples cannot agree on custody and visitation. Regardless of how a custody dispute gets to court, Tennessee judges must base their decision on what is in the best interest of the child. The Murfreesboro child custody lawyers at Dotson & Taylor have more than 35 years of combined experience assisting parents in their fight for child custody in Murfreesboro and throughout Middle Tennessee. We understand the laws, but we also understand how important it is for you to maintain your relationship with your child and play a meaningful role in the child’s life.
Fighting to secure parental rights in child custody cases in Murfreesboro Tennessee
Tennessee laws given judges a list of factors they should review in each case to arrive at the decision that a particular custody arrangement is in the best interest of the child. Some of the factors judges take into consideration include:
- Relationships: The existing relationship between a child and each of the parents is an important factor taken into consideration by judges. The amount of time each parent spends with the child, the bond that exists between a child and each parent, the affection the parents and child show toward each other and the extent of the role each parent has played in raising the child are reviewed to determine the type of relationship the parents currently have with the child.
- Child’s Wishes: The law allows judges to consider the preferences voiced by a child who is older than 12 years of age.
- Providing for the Child: Judges may take into consideration the relative ability of each parent to provide education, food, clothing, shelter and medical care for a child.
- History of Abuse: Courts may use evidence of physical or emotional harm by a parent or by someone residing in the home of a parent in deciding custody.
- Parental Cooperation: Courts might find that it is not in the best interest of a child to award custody to a parent who does not encourage the relationship between the child and the other parent.
Our compassionate Murfreesboro child custody attorneys understand how to present evidence in child custody disputes that portray you in the best possible light. We spend time to get to know you and to understand the relationship you have with your child. It is this attention to detail that sets us apart from other attorneys and has earned us the trust and respect of the people we represent.
Our experience gives us the edge in child custody disputes
We never assume that a case will end in a settlement. Each case we take on is prepared from the beginning as though we are going to trial. Child custody cases are no exception. Gathering the evidence that supports our client’s position and preparing for trial puts us in a good position to explore settlement when doing so is in the best interest of our clients.
We have the knowledge and skill to handle all issues related to child custody
Child custody cases present many issues that our Murfreesboro attorneys are skilled at handling. Issues that frequently arise include:
We pride ourselves on finding solutions to even the most difficult and complex problems. Our focus in on achieving a result that works favorably for you and your child.
Let our experienced Murfreesboro child custody attorneys work for you
At Dotson & Taylor, our Murfreesboro child custody attorneys understand that cookie-cutter-solutions do not work in child custody cases. Each case presents unique facts and unique issues that require a savvy and solution-oriented attorney. If child custody is a problem, call us today at 615-890-1982 to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. You can also use the convenient form on our website to contact us.