As any parent can attest, raising a child comes with great responsibilities and decision making. This is amplified when a divorce occurs. Parenting separately may not be easy or ideal; however, numerous parents in Tennessee and elsewhere are faced with the need to establish a child custody agreement.
Family law matters
At Dowden, Worley, Jewell & Olswing, PLLC, our attorneys understand the complexity family law matters can bring to the table. This is especially true when it comes to co-parenting without negatively impacting the children when issues or disputes arise. Our attorneys are experienced in all areas family-law related, allowing us to diligently advocate for your parental rights while also empathizing with the challenges the matter can bring to your life.
Whether you initiated the matter or not, being a consistent and relevant part of your child’s life is likely your focus when moving forward with a family law case. And depending on the facts and circumstances, you might seek a parenting plan that results in the children primarily living with you. Additionally, you might be seeking child support as well as sole legal custody.
Handling your matter out of the courtroom
Whether you are working towards a joint custodial situation or not, parents are able to reach a final resolution in and out of the courtroom. For most parents, they would prefer reaching a resolution that is both time and cost efficient. When parents can work together to negotiate or mediate a resolution, this is very possible.
While some matters require the court to settle some or all of the custody issues at hand, if parents are able to cooperate, a legal professional can help guide you through the mediation process. No matter which steps you decide to take when navigating and resolving family law matters, it is important to be aware of your parental rights and the options available to you.