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Child Custody Archives

Dealing with a hostile shared custody situation

If a divorcing couple in Clarksville has children together, one of the harsh realities that both must deal with is the fact that they will be forced to continue to collaborate in raising their kids. Some may think that the animosity shared between a separated couple could make pursuing shared custody a bad idea. However, research information shared by the America Coalition for Fathers and Children shows that kids benefit from having shared residential custody even when their parents are not on good terms.

Father’s popular persona at issue in child custody case

The perception of divorced parents by many in Clarksville may be that when it comes to fighting for the custody of their children, each sides’ primary motivation is to limit the others’ access to the kids as a way to further punish them for any negative emotions they feel towards each other. However, further examination of such cases may reveal that those involved in these disputes do indeed feel their children would be better off with them rather than being subject to the other parents’ flaws and idiosyncrasies.

Kidnapping of 17-month-old sparked by custody dispute

There may be plenty of couples in Clarksville that choose to have a child yet not marry or even cohabitate. If a couple does choose to do this, the hope may be that the two can work out some sort of agreed parenting plan that can be submitted to a family court. Once that has happened, such an agreement is legally enforceable. However, if no such agreement is ever reached, the issue of who lawfully has custody of the child may remain up in there, even with state guidelines in place addressing such matters.

Noncustodial parent rights regarding children’s medical records

When parents in Clarksville divorce, the care and concern that each feels towards their kids may remain unchanged. However, their new circumstances may make remaining involved in every aspect of their children’s lives more difficult. The hope is that divorced parents may be able to put aside any differences or disagreements they may have to attempt to make important decisions regarding their children together. Yet if a significant amount of acrimony and animosity still exists between them, efforts may be made by both to exclude the other whenever possible.

Interstate custody case comes to tragic conclusion

When parents in Clarksville choose to separate, it may not be uncommon for one to choose to relocate. While such a move may help to ease any tensions that their children may have witnessed as having existed between them, it may make maintaining a relationship with the relocated parent difficult. Such an issue may get even more complicated if a custody agreement has yet to be reached. Suddenly (if both parents are living in different states), the issue of which state was jurisdiction over the case may complicate matters even further. One might assume that the family courts in both states would corroborate on the matter, yet that is not always the case.

Can ongoing custody battles cause 'long-term damage' to child?

Many parents across Tennessee would do everything in their power to protect their relationship with their kids. However, this "willing to do anything" attitude can actually poses a threat to a child's well-being if it makes it impossible for two parents to see eye-to-eye on anything.

4 back-to-school challenges divorced parents should discuss

Summer is almost over, and parents across Clarksville know that means one thing: It's almost time for the kids to go back to school. Once the school year kicks off again, schedules change and kids start having regular responsibilities they may not have had during the last couple of months.

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