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Honoring mothers and fathers

With Mother's Day just a few days away, it's time to recognize the special love and bonds mothers have with their children and the irreplaceable contributions they make to the lives of their kids.

It is also a perfect time to recognize that in American society and in family law, the roles of mothers and fathers alike have evolved over the years. Moms are today much more likely than mothers of past generations to have full-time careers. Fathers today are much more likely to be involved in the day-to-day joys and chores of child-rearing than dads of the past.

The shifts in parental roles has given rise to changes in family law here in Tennessee and across much of the nation that gives fathers equal rights in matters such as parenting time, child custody, spousal maintenance, paternity disputes and more.

When parents divorce and disagreements arise over child custody, parental decision-making and parenting time, Davidson County courts are required by law to base decisions on the best interests of the child. In many cases, the parents will recognize that it is often in their own best interests to work out a parenting plan that protects the kids and fits the unique circumstances of their strengths as parents.

When divorcing parents can't come to agreement on a plan, important decisions that will affect the family for years will be up to the court.

Of course, in many families, circumstances will change significantly after a divorce -- new relationships, job loss, career change, relocation, etc. -- that require a parent to go back to court and request a modification of court orders.

You can protect your rights and interests in family law disputes with the help of an experienced Nashville attorney. Contact Stanley A. Kweller, Attorney at Law for more information.

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