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Under Tennessee law, all court orders for divorces, legal separations, annulments, or maintenance that involve a minor child must also contain a parenting plan that establishes the authority and responsibility of each parent regarding the child. This includes allocating decision-making authority for major decisions affecting the child(ren), setting support payments, and establishing a residency schedule for the time the child(ren) spends with each parent. These plans must also take into account the changing needs of the child(ren) as he or she matures. They must also establish a method for resolving disputes that arise under the plan.

Negotiating such a plan during an emotionally-charged divorce without the aid of a custody lawyer can be difficult. However, such a plan must also receive court approval and meet certain legal requirements before a judge will incorporate it into a divorce or similar order. A Knoxville child custody attorney from Menefee & Brown knows the process and requirements for temporary and permanent parenting plans under the Tennessee Domestic Relations Code. We can help you work with the other parent to establish a plan that is consistent with legal requirements as well as your goals and expectations. If you are ultimately unable to reach such a plan, a child custody lawyer can work with the court to secure an order in the best interests of your children.

Ongoing Custody Issues: Seeking a Modification

Even after your divorce, issues that involve child custody may still arise. A change in circumstances could necessitate a modification of the parenting plan, an unanticipated situation may cause a dispute over what the parenting plan requires, or perhaps the other parent is failing to honor his or her obligations. These issues require swift action in order to preserve your rights and safeguard the wellbeing of your children.

A custody attorney can give you peace of mind by taking action to promptly resolve issues or secure compliance from an uncooperative parent. At Menefee & Brown, we understand the panic and fear that child custody issues can instill in parents. Our family lawyers strive to foster a supportive environment for our clients, thoroughly explaining the situation and keeping each client apprised of the latest developments in his or her case.

Get a Seasoned Family Law Firm on Your Side

At Menefee & Brown, we put our clients first. We understand the sensitive nature of child custody disputes. That is why our custody attorneys remain responsive to the needs of our clients and make it our priority to address their concerns promptly. We use our combined 30 years of experience in the practice of law to help our clients construct parenting plans that are in their best interest, and the best interest of their children.

Contact us today at (865) 351-2029 or online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Knoxville, TN office. 

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