Gibson Perryman assists clients navigating the difficult and taxing emotional turmoil inherent to proceedings involving children. Our attorneys work closely with our clients to protect and secure the best interests of their children.
Child Custody & Visitation
The attorneys at Gibson Perryman are well-versed in all matters pertaining to child custody/visitation, dependency/neglect, child support, grandparents’ visitation rights, and more.
Tennessee child custody laws are designed to maximize each parent’s involvement in the minor children’s lives, while simultaneously protecting the children’s best interests. When courts are making determinations regarding custody and visitation, numerous factors play into the decision-making process regarding parenting arrangements for children. It is more than just a schedule. Such decisions include which parent has the right to make major decisions affecting the children’s futures, or what rights a parent has in the event of a relocation. Having an experienced professional is invaluable in securing your rights and protecting your children.
Gibson Perryman works through the Chancery, Circuit, and Juvenile courts throughout Tennessee on all issues related to protecting the best interests of children. The versatility of the attorneys at Gibson Perryman allows your legal team to navigate the various nuances and particularities of each environment, including the Local Rules of Practice, to better serve our clients and their interests.
Child support issues might seem relatively straight forward but often times involve much more complex legal issues than parents realize. Keeping track of all the credits and calculations involved can quickly become tiresome for an individual that lacks the proper legal training. Fortunately, the attorneys at Gibson Perryman possess the knowledge and experience necessary to guide clients through the processes of:
- Establishing an initial child support order to ensure that a parent is not paying too little or too much;
- Calculating back child support arrears;
- Ensuring the proper credits are given for other children;
- Ensuring that any children with special needs are properly looked after and provided for;
- Modifying child support because of a change in circumstances; and
- Enforcing child support orders when an obligor parent is not paying.
It is critical that any parent facing child support issues hire a professional versed not only in the Tennessee statutory code related to child support but in the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines and any applicable case law. Gibson Perryman is dedicated to not just protecting their client’s interest, but educating the client along the way so that they understand the sometimes confusing legal decisions that have significant effects on their lives.