What's Best For Your Kids?

In Tennessee, the key factor courts consider when making determinations in child custody cases is this: protecting the best interests of the child.

At Zettersten & Hammond, we hold this standard dear and work with our clients to establish child custody arrangements that foster positive relationships between children and both parents.

We handle complex and sensitive family law matters for clients in Brentwood and Murfreesboro and throughout surrounding areas.

Protecting What Matters Most

A parent engaged in a child custody dispute may rightly wonder, "Will I be able to keep my kids?" The courts will always frame that question in terms of what is best for the children.

Parents do not always agree on what is in the best interest of their children. When making this determination, a court will look at factors such as:

  • Which parent has been the children's primary caregiver
  • Each parent's ability to prepare the children for adulthood
  • Each parent's ability to provide food, shelter and for other needs of the children
  • The parents' work schedules
  • The wishes of children ages 12 and older

In most of cases, children benefit from both parents having a role in their lives. When one parent receives sole physical custody, the other will typically have significant visitation time.

We work hard to guide our clients to amicable resolutions to child custody disputes. We offer mediation services to help disputing parents find common ground.

Talk To An Attorney Who Understands Child Custody In Tennessee

Whether you are married or not, we are here to help you do what is best for your children. Schedule a free initial consultation with our caring child custody lawyers in Brentwood. Contact us online, or call 615-896-5720.