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Shared custody may be best for the kids

Tennessee parents who are approaching divorce may be interested in the results of a study that indicates joint parenting gives children the greatest likelihood of success. Meanwhile, statistics show that the mother is awarded physical custody in 80 percent of cases decided by the courts. Critics of shared physical custody argue that conflict between estranged parents has too detrimental an effect on children.

What to know about fatherhood in America

A father's role has evolved significantly over the past several decades. In Tennessee and elsewhere, it is not uncommon to see dads staying at home or even acting as a single parent. According to a Pew Research poll, fathers are nearly just as likely as mothers to say that being a parent is central to their identity. In fact, 54 percent of fathers say that being a parent is rewarding all of the time while 46 percent say that it is enjoyable all of the time.

About child custody

There are several prevalent myths surrounding child custody. Parents in Tennessee who have unresolved child custody issues should know what is and is not true about the matter before they go to court.

Whose home for the holidays? It's all in your parenting plan.

Christmas music hasn't hit the airwaves yet, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start thinking about the holidays. If you're separated or divorced, this emotional time of year can become even more so if it's not clear when you're going to be with the kids.

Parenting plan 101: What to expect

Raising a child after divorce can be an extraordinary challenge, especially when the other parent is someone you no longer love or even like. However, parents all across Tennessee do this every day so keep in mind that even when it seems hopeless, it is indeed possible to co-parent after divorce.

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