to Those in Need
Freeman and Fuson represent clients who are fighting for their children. Mark and Joseph are both trial lawyers and parents. Mark has 8 children and Joseph has 2 children. Together, they have tried cases involving child custody all over Middle Tennessee. Child custody issues can be found in divorce cases, post-divorce cases, order of protection cases, and juvenile cases. Mark and Joseph are familiar with the law regarding child custody or parenting time and will sit down and find out your expectations and develop a strategy to accomplish your goals. At Freeman and Fuson, fighting for children is a passion and a job and they take it seriously. If you have a question or want to consult with a child custody attorney, call Mark or Joseph.Child Custody Factors
In a suit for annulment, divorce, separate maintenance, or in any other proceeding requiring the court to make a custody determination regarding a minor child, such determination shall be made upon the basis of the best interest of the child. The court shall consider all relevant factors including the following where applicable:
It is the legislative intent that the gender of the party seeking custody shall not give rise to a presumption of parental fitness or cause a presumption or constitute a factor in favor or against the award of custody to such party.
The court shall approve agreements of the parties allocating parenting responsibilities, or specifying rules, if it finds that the agreement is consistent with any limitations on a parent's decision-making authority mandated by §36-6-406; the agreement is knowing and voluntary; and the agreement is in the best interest of the child.
TENN CODE ANNOTATED §36-6-101, §36-6-106, and §36-6-407.