In the past, if the father worked and the mother stayed at home with the kids, the mother would often become the primary caregiver after a divorce. However, new changes to Tennessee law have given fathers the ability to be more involved in the lives of their children.
At the Law Offices of R. Timothy Hogan, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of fathers in Middle Tennessee. We offer personal service and attention to your needs and goals as a father and can help you pursue a lasting relationship with your child after a divorce or separate child custody action.
Do you want to take an active role in your child's life? For a free consultation with a Murfreesboro fathers' rights attorney, call us at 615-686-8491 or send us an e-mail.
New Opportunities for Fathers in Tennessee
Under the new law in Tennessee, the courts look to the best interests of the child in order to establish a custody arrangement that permits both parents to enjoy the maximum participation possible in their child's life. When determining visitation schedules and residential time, the court will also look at a number of factors such as the location of each parent's residence, the child's need for stability and all other relevant factors.
What is best for the child will be different for every family. In a contested divorce, there could be a wide range of options available to you, whether it is taking your son or daughter every other week or splitting time 50/50 with the other parent. If you are filing an uncontested divorce and are able to reach a custody agreement with the other parent, the court will often go with your wishes if it makes sense for the child.
Attorney R. Timothy Hogan can help you understand your rights as a father under the new law. He will work to make sure that your rights are protected throughout your divorce or your custody dispute and help you develop a parenting plan that meets your and your child's needs.
Child Visitation and Child Support Payments
The amount of time you spend with your son or daughter can affect the amount of money you pay in child support. While child support is calculated under the Tennessee child support guidelines, the support calculation can vary depending on the number of overnights you have with your child.
Contact a Rutherford County Child Custody and Visitation Attorney
To schedule a free consultation with a Tennessee divorce lawyer, contact us online or call us at 615-686-8491. We respond to phone calls and e-mails promptly and will keep you informed throughout your case.