Child Custody After Divorce
Which parent receives child custody after divorce and how does this affect you?
Tennessee courts determine who receives custody of minor children while having jurisdiction of the divorce proceedings. Joint custody, a common arrangement between parties and in most cases the parents will have already agreed who will receive physical custody of the children, when a joint arrangement cannot be made.
Ultimately, the judge will look over the case and make any changes necessary so that the best interest of the children is at the forefront.
If one parent receives sole custody, legal and physical custody, the other parent may be required to pay child support and provide in other ways for the children, such as, insurance, education, and future needs.
If one parent has physical custody, usually there will be visitation times set for the other parent, which may be weekly, monthly, in addition to several other scenarios depending on the situation.