It is not uncommon for Tennessee parents to want to provide their kids with better lives than they had when they were growing up. For some, that can mean giving their children the stable home that they did not have as youths. However, making a child the center of a parent's focus can be hard when they have to share the child with their ex. When establishing a child custody plan, parents and courts have to look at how best to serve the unique needs of a child.
Many different considerations must be made when children are the focus of family law proceedings for the establishment of child custody matters. From basic considerations like the child's age to more complex matters such as special health needs that they may have, how a court can and should settle the physical and legal custody of a child will vary from case to case.
One way that parents can stay involved in the custody-settling process is to advocate for their children's best interests during their custody hearings. Parents know their kids better than judges and others who may have a voice in custodial matters, and as such parents can use their voices with the support of their family law attorneys to make sure the special needs of their children are met.
No two children are the same and because of this courts cannot issue standardized custody plans. Child custody orders should be tailored to provide kids with the best possible living arrangements to give them the love and support they need. Parents can help foster this process by staying involved when courts take custodial matters under review.