Knoxville Child Custody Attorney

Parents who are working through divorce or child custody matters are often most concerned about maintaining relationships with their kids. Some parents fear that the other parent will receive full custody and they will never see their children again. Thankfully, that is not the way child custody and visitation arrangements work.

The family law courts in Tennessee recognize the importance of having both parents involved in a child's life. As such, judges prefer that both parents maximize time with their children. Quality co-parenting time is often recognized as being in the best interests of the child.

When parents contact Montpelier, Cole, Della-Rodolfa & Ford, P.C., we help them navigate the legal system and educate them on the new emphasis on maximizing parenting time. Our team of Knoxville lawyers has decades of experience handling child custody and other family law matters, and we work closely with our clients to protect their parental rights and the best interests of their children.

Resolving Child Custody In Mediation

When a couple who has children gets divorced, their relationship is not over. Effective parents must continue working together to raise their children. As children grow up, both parents will likely want to attend important events, such as sports games, birthday parties, graduations and weddings. Maintaining a good relationship during the divorce process is beneficial at every future encounter with the other parent.

Mediation allows both parties to work together to create plans for the future, enabling parents to maintain civil relationships with each other. However, when parties are unable or unwilling to work together, trial may be necessary. Trial can be stressful, time-consuming, expensive and draining to one's soul. When there are children involved, going to trial is often not always in the children's best interest. Mediation gives clients control over their destiny after and/or during a divorce or custody dispute. This is much more satisfying than having to live with a judge's decision that may not be favorable to either party.

Contact Our Child Visitation Lawyers

Our attorneys listen to our clients and create strategies based on their needs. Rather than approaching every case ready to fight, we pay attention to our clients and work to settle matters with the least emotional trials necessary. Learn more about the counsel we provide by scheduling a free initial consultation. We can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 865-951-7324.