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Benefits and drawbacks of virtual visitation

Some divorced parents in Tennessee may need to make an agreement with the other parent about a virtual visitation schedule. Virtual visitation refers to a parent's contact with a child via phone, email, instant messaging, Skype or any other technological means. Virtual visitation is most often used when one parent lives far away from the child.

Living accommodations may influence child custody decisions

Family law judges in Tennessee and around the country are guided by what they think is in the child's best interests when they make custody decisions, and this sometimes involves considering the standard of a parent's living conditions. Parents who do not live in brand new and pristine apartments or houses may still be awarded custody, but judges may be reluctant to place children in homes if they could find it difficult to adjust to their new environment, the home or the surrounding area is dangerous, or the accommodations do not provide enough privacy.

Gender alone won't influence a custody order

Fathers in Tennessee and throughout the country may be entitled to full custody of their children. However, this depends on the facts of the case, and a judge will need to determine if that is in the best interest of the child. In most cases, both parents share custody assuming that they are both fit to do so. It is also possible that a parent will obtain full legal custody while sharing or being denied physical custody.

Why custody orders could be modified

Parents in Tennessee may decide that they want to amend their current child custody arrangement. This may occur because of a breakdown in communication with the child's other parent or because there is reason to believe that the child's best interests are not being served. It is important to note that a court generally won't honor a request to change an agreement unless it is in the child's best interest to do so.

About adoption in Tennessee

Adoption can be a complicated process. Tennessee residents who are considering adoption should fully understand the state's adoption requirements so that they know if they are legally qualified to adopt a child. The requirements to adopt a child exist so that children can be housed in safe and stable homes that are ready to accept a child.

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