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Co-parenting a baby after divorce

Tennessee parents expecting a child are often happily awaiting the day their little ones come into their lives. However, even the joy a baby brings cannot fix a broken marriage, and some couples may find that they end up divorcing, while their child is still a baby. When this happens, how does it affect their ability to effectively parent?

What rights do noncustodial parents in Tennessee have?

After a divorce or breakup, it is necessary for the child's parents to establish a parenting time schedule. Sometimes, the child will primarily reside with one parent and the other parent will have visitation periods with the child. However, even if a parent in Tennessee does not reside with the child, they still have certain rights regarding the child.

Reaching a fair child custody arrangement after divorce

Children in Nashville have spent their summers swimming, playing ball, fishing and basically enjoying the time off from school. However, some children's parents whose marriages have been floundering have found that breaking up at this time of year is for the best so their child has time to adjust before the start of a new school year. Nevertheless, no matter how amicable the divorce is, it can still lead to child custody issues.

Nesting: Another way of resolving parenting time disputes

As regular readers of our Nashville family law blog know, one of the most difficult disagreements in divorce can be between parents on the subject of where their children should live. A recent article in the New York Times explored a concept that might be familiar to some readers: bird nesting.

Tennessee woman granted rights of husband in same-sex divorce

A recent Tennessee court decision granted a divorce to a lesbian couple after a judge changed his mind about the case. Knox County Circuit Court Judge Greg McMillan initially ruled that one of the women had no rights as a parent to a child created by artificial insemination.

Doctor shares advice for kids of divorcing parents

Divorce is tough for everyone involved, but perhaps toughest of all on children. Divorcing parents often struggle to know how much to share with their kids and how much to keep private. It can also be hard for parents to make sure that their children understand that the divorce is not their fault; that the divorce is because of disagreements mom and dad have, rather than because the kids somehow failed to be good enough.

3 visitation tips for parents whose children have relocated

When a court approves the relocation of a parent and child, the other parent may not get the same kind of visitation as before. Fortunately, there are alternative styles of visitation that can help bridge the gap, so distance doesn't come between you and your child. Here are a few alternative visitation techniques that can help you stay involved in your child's life. 

Children and divorce: communication and coping

When the topic of divorce comes up for parents in Nashville, it's never an easy conversation. But with that being said, every soon-to-be-divorced couple handles the topic a little differently. Some are proactive about the way they discuss divorce with their children while others try to avoid the subject altogether. For the most part, it can be very helpful to take a somewhat proactive approach when it comes to divorce. Planning ahead as to how you will handle the split in relation to your children can help them cope with the divorce in a healthy way.

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