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Child Custody Archives

State law requires maximum parenting for both parents

One of the most difficult aspects of a divorce in Tennessee is determining the appropriate amount of child custody. While both parents would likely prefer the maximum amount of control, the final say is up to the judge. State laws have made new declarations that are offering guidance to court officials when making these decisions. We at the Law Office of Meghan A. Bodie can fight for your rights and ensure that you get the amount of parenting time that you deserve.

What should you know about child custody?

Divorcing parents in Knoxville not only have to worry about settling financial situations, but they also have to deal with child support, custody, and more. At the Law Office of Meghan A. Bodie, your questions about child custody disputes will be answered fully as we help you walk down this difficult path.

Is joint legal custody beneficial?

As divorcing Knoxville parents know, there are many things to take into consideration when going through the split. For example, deciding who will have primary custody of the children is usually at the top of the list. But did you know that joint custody may also be beneficial?

Can I change my child custody order?

While you may have hoped that all negotiations and discussions would be completed in the courtroom when the judge declared your divorce final, the truth is that situations can change and issues can arise that may require you to adjust your Tennessee child custody arrangements. While this is possible, there are certain rules you must follow and qualifications you must meet in order to have any changes approved.

What should you do if your child has been abducted?

It's a scenario no parent in Knoxville ever wants to consider, but it's one that happens anyway. At the Law Office of Meghan A. Bodie, we work to bring you information about what you can do if the terrifying possibility of a custody-related child kidnapping occurs.

What are some benefits of successful co-parenting?

Do you have a child to care for post-divorce? Are you wondering how to raise your child when separated from their other parent? Many divorced couples in Knoxville face this problem. Co-parenting can be difficult in many situations, especially if the divorce didn't proceed as smoothly as it could have. However, successful co-parenting could be the key to your child's happiness in the future.

What role does negotiation play in child custody cases?

As a parent in Knoxville who is dealing with a child custody battle, negotiation may be the last thing on your mind. However, at the Law Office of Meghan A. Bodie, information will be provided regarding the importance of negotiation which may give you more to think about.

Top questions about CPS investigations reviewed

CPS, or Child Protective Services, goes by many names in the various cities and states in which these entities operate, but their general operational goal is to investigate incidents of child abuse and to remove children from dangerous situations. Unfortunately, if a divorce becomes particularly acrimonious, the disputing parents can and do use CPS investigation and allegations to "attack" one another. This post will go over CPS investigations and how one could impact you.

How are the best interests of a child determined?

Like any other Knoxville parent, you surely want the best for your kid. But how is something like that even determined? How can you be sure that your child is getting the best they can possibly get and going down a road that will allow them to flourish, even after your divorce?


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