Call Us Today: 615-556-1287
By Appointment Only, Weekend and Evenings Available - Call 24/7

Child custody is often one of the most contentious issues in a divorce, and understandably so. The well-being of our children should be our top priority, no matter the circumstances, but it is especially important during divorce. Unfortunately, it’s all too common for one or both parents to put their own needs first during a divorce, forcing children to suffer.

I work with divorcing parents to ensure their children are protected, as are their rights as parents. My goal is to make the transition to divorce as easy as possible for children and families, and when necessary, fight to protect the rights of children and parents.

A number of child-related issues arise during a divorce, including the living arrangements of each family member. Parents often have differing views as to what is best for children and these disputes can escalate into a full-blown custody battle. My goal is to address child custody and parental rights in a way that reduces the impact of divorce on your children.

Negotiating Child Custody Arrangements

When possible, parents work together to create a custody arrangement that works for everyone involved. This often requires discussion and negotiation, but allows parents to remain in control of their child’s living arrangements and time spent with each parent. When this is not possible, the court will determine a custody arrangement for the family.

The court considers a variety of issues when making decisions about child custody, including but not limited to:

  • Wishes of the parents
  • Mental and physical health of all parties involved
  • Child’s ability to adjust to his or her environment in school, home, and the community
  • Preference of the child, depending on the child’s age
  • Relationship between the child and each parent
  • Home environment of each parent
  • History of violence by either parent

Your choice of attorney affects all aspects of your divorce, but is especially important when it comes to child custody issues. The right attorney will work to protect your rights as a parent, while also ensuring your child’s best interests are a priority.

Assisting You with Custody Arrangements

At The Law Office of Brion L. Gardner, we’ll work to protect your family. Whether this means aggressively defending your parental rights or building a case in favor of your child’s health and well-being, my team will be in your corner from the very start. If it’s possible to resolve custody issues in your family through negotiations, I’ll provide guidance and representation during negotiations sessions. And if court intervention is necessary, I’ll ensure your voice is heard and your rights are protected.

To learn more about child custody proceedings or to schedule a consultation to discuss the details of your divorce, contact The Law Office of Brion L. Gardner at 615.556.1287.