Child custody issues are important and often one of the most controversial aspects of family law cases. Determining the best interest of the child in order to decide child custody may become a tricky issue under Tennessee law. Steven C. Girsky, the founding attorney of our firm, has extensive experience dealing with family law cases relating to child custody and visitation rights.
One of the most important determinants of child custody and visitation rights may be determined by keeping the status quo of the family's life. Most cases today involve biological parents seeking joint custody of the child, but sometimes, one biological parent seeks primary or sole custody of the minor child. In such cases, the court may need evidence regarding the child's well-being to grant custody to one parent over the other.
Cases where domestic abuse or child abuse is alleged by one parent, child custody issues may become complicated. In such cases, it may be beneficial for either or both parties to consult professional legal help such as the assistance that can be found from the attorneys at the law offices of Steven C. Girsky. Our firm's attorneys may help parents understand the whole parenting picture as it relates to the character of the biological parents. Documents and recommendations may be provided by neighbors, work colleagues or managers or even from the child's teachers that can strengthen a case for sole custody.
In cases where both or one biological parent have been found incapable of taking custody of the child, the minor child's custody may even be given to a third party or relatives of the parents. Visitation rights and parenting time may also be determined by the court with the help of the evidence presented by the lawyers for both parties.