Requesting And Enforcing Custody Orders
Whether your custody problem arose because of a divorce or a paternity action, you’re likely facing a challenge you’ve never faced before. It’s not uncommon to feel lost when facing a child custody situation, which is where our lawyers can help.
At McKellar, Easter & DeVore, Attorneys at Law, we have more than a decade of experience finding resolutions to a variety of child custody issues, including:
- Addressing cases of dependency and neglect
- Addressing visitation issues
- Child custody
- Child support
- Child custody & support for unmarried parents
- Drafting parenting plans
- Emergency custody
- Establishing co-parenting schedules
- Establishing paternity
- Parental Relocations
- Requesting and enforcing custody orders and parenting plans
- Requesting orders of protection and other restraining orders
Requesting And Enforcing Support Orders
Once a custody arrangement is established, a determination must be made regarding monetary support for the child. Guidelines exist under Tennessee law that help judges make this determination, though ultimately, it’s what’s in the child’s best interests that truly matters.
At McKellar, Easter & DeVore, Attorneys at Law, we help clients fully understand what a child support order will entail, including what expenses will be covered by the court order:
- Health insurance
- Day care expenses
- School expenses
Modifying An Existing Custody Or Support Order
Tennessee law recognizes that situations can change for a parent. A supporting parent may suddenly lose their job and the ability to meet a support obligation. In other cases, children may require more support as they age, necessitating a modification of the court order.
It’s important to know that this change must be significant in nature. When you bring your case to our firm, we will evaluate it for free and determine if your situation has changed significantly enough to warrant a modification request. We will then guide you through the legal process ahead, helping you secure a court order that better fits you and your child’s new situation.
Providing Guidance And Support When You Need Us
At McKellar, Easter & DeVore, Attorneys at Law, we will get to know you and your situation. By providing you with client-focused attention, we can get you better results at a good value. We will protect your rights and what matters most to you.
Call 865-566-0125 or send us an email to make an appointment at our office in Knoxville, Tennessee. All initial telephone consultations are free and we accept credit cards for all transactional work.