Determining Child Custody And Visitation In Tennessee

Arguments over child custody can be some of the most bitter and emotionally trying family law disputes. As a parent, nothing is more important to you than your children.

At The Law Offices of Franz F. Springmann, Sr. and Andrew N. Wilson, protecting your parental rights and your children's best interests is our top priority. We will fight on your behalf to help you achieve the best possible outcome and set you and your children on a positive path toward this new phase of your lives.

Cooperation May Be The Favorable Path

Because a divorce or end of a relationship can be so disruptive to a child's life, it is important to keep your child's needs as the top priority. While we can't blame you for wanting your children to spend every night under your roof, in most cases, judges will want to make sure both parents play an active role in children's lives.

We can help you determine a custody and visitation plan that addresses:

  • How decisions will be made for the children's religious, educational and medical needs; this includes after school activities
  • Where the children will sleep and how many nights they will spend at their other parent's home
  • How time will be divided for weekends, holidays and school vacations

Of course, our attorneys will be ready to protect you and your children in court if that is what is necessary. Our lawyers are experienced litigators who will fight for you every step of the way.

Special Advice For Unmarried Fathers: You Need A Lawyer's Help For Visitation

The law in Tennessee states that children born to unmarried parents are born into the care, custody and control of the mother. That means even if your name is on the birth certificate, the child's mother can control whether you get to see your child.

That is why it's important to seek legal help as soon as possible. If the mother starts denying visitation, you will need an official order granting you rights. Our lawyers, Andrew Wilson or Franz Springmann, Sr., can seek a court order establishing your parental rights.

Learn More Today At A Free Consultation

As parents, we know how important quality parenting time is. To protect your and your child's interests and rights, we invite you to contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney. Send us an email or call our office in Sevierville at 865-280-1099.