You Make Informed Decisions | We Pursue Your Interests Aggressively
At Goble & Yow, PLLC, we are diligent and aggressive advocates for our clients, whether negotiating or in the courtroom. In fact, most of our lawyers are in court every day. With more than 35 years of combined experience, our attorneys can point to a demonstrated record of successes in matters involving shared parenting and support.
Achieving the arrangements that work best for families is a large part of what we do. We know that child custody and support issues can be highly emotional. At times they may seem overwhelming. We will handle your case with empathy and ensure that you understand your rights under the law. From there, we will help you resolve your legal matter in a way that promotes your rights and interests.
We work to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your situation if you are seeking arrangements for custody (shared parenting) and support of your children. Whether you are going through a divorce or were never married, we will promote the parenting arrangement you want and that is most beneficial to your children.
Common Questions Asked in Tennessee
Family law issues can be overwhelming, especially if you are unfamiliar with the law and the process. Listed below are a few of the common questions people ask our attorneys in their free initial consultation.
- What is a permanent parenting plan? A permanent parenting plan is a comprehensive, established outline that details parenting guidelines that support the best interests of the children. Included in parenting plans are an allotment of parenting responsibilities, the establishment of a residential schedule, and an allocation of child support.
- What does it mean to be the primary residential parent? Is it the same as the old custodial parent? Officially, "primary residential parent" means the parent with whom the child resides more than 50 percent of the time. In most cases, however, the primary residential parent will have the child in that parent's care much of the time, except for every other weekend, holidays, and special events.
There are many factors taken into consideration in determining which parent will be made the primary residential parent, including:
- The love and emotional bonds that exist between each parent and the child, as well as how the parent adapts to meet the emotional needs and developmental level of the child.
- The willingness of each of parent to work with the other in order to continue building the parent-child relationship that is in the best interests of the child.
- The stability in the child's life and the length of time the child has lived in an established, suitable environment.
- The ability of each parent to provide the child with food, clothing, medical care, education, and other necessities.
Still Have Questions? We Have Answers.
If you have a child custody arrangement or child support modification you would like to discuss, please contact us and schedule a free initial consultation. We will work with you to arrange an affordable payment plan. You can call our office at 931-266-4763 or complete a form online.