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Why compromise is key between parents during the holidays

These days, it appears that retailers completely ignore the Thanksgiving holiday and simply jump to Christmas. Not only will you see holiday decorations at malls, and "pre-holiday" deals peppering advertisements. While the holiday season is supposed to be "the most wonderful time of the year," it may be difficult to buy into that statement when you have to co-parent with someone with the sensitivity of the "Grinch Who Stole Christmas." but even the evil Grinch showed that he had a heart...eventually.

Religious disputes and Halloween parenting time

Halloween is not only a great time for kids to enjoy dressing up as their favorite characters, it may also a be an ideal time for recently divorced and separated parents concerned about sharing time to have a practice run for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Parents may be at odds over where they want the child to trick-or-treat, or whether they want the child to participate at all.

Scarlett Johansson reaches agreement for child custody

Many people in Tennessee are familiar with the work of actress Scarlett Johansson, but they may not have been aware that she was going through a divorce. Like any other parent going through a divorce, she also went through a child custody dispute. Initially the couple had an informal agreement for an equal parenting time schedule, but that proved too difficult due to her travel schedule for work and her husband living in France. However, it is unknown what the couple finally agreed to for a schedule with the child.

Non-custodial parents can still have visitation with their child

There are many difficult decisions that people need to make during a divorce in Tennessee. However, many times the most difficult decisions are child custody decisions. Generally both parents want to maintain their relationships with their children, but they know it will never be the same as when the whole family was living together. Coming up with a plan that makes the best of the situation can be a difficult and emotional process.

Understanding child custody

Child custody laws differ from state-to-state, so it is important to be familiar with child custody laws in the state where the parents and child reside and to understand what the child custody laws are. In general, child custody considerations are always based on what is in the best interests of the child and achieving a child custody arrangement that is in the best interests of the child.

Why the courts focus on the best interests of the child

During the process of a divorce, if there are children involved from the marriage, it is important to consider their feelings and to understand how they will cope with this new change in life. Although children are often smarter and more in tune with what is going on than you believe, it is human nature to resist change, and it may be difficult for a child to adjust to the multiple changes in their life that is associated with a divorce.

Child custody strategy in Tennessee family law

For many Tennessee residents, divorce is one of the most challenging times in their lives. For some, it is a welcome challenge. Divorce offers spouses a chance to start again and move away from a situation that was no longer working. However, there is much that needs to be sorted out before divorcing spouses can truly enter into a new phase of their lives.

Child custody in Tennessee

In the lives of Tennessee residents, divorce can be among the biggest challenges many have to face. Although it can also be a positive transition -- after all, it has been said that no good marriages end in divorce -- it can also be an emotionally trying time. Although there are many big divorce issues, such as property division, it is often those that involve children that can be among the most contentious. Of course, parents often have strong feelings when it comes to how they want their children to be raised. This is why it can be of the utmost importance that a parent's interests are protected in child custody case.

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