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Franklin Child Custody Attorneys

Defending Our Clients’ Parental Rights in Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Although child custody matters are supposed to be about the children, some parents forget this and make co-parenting a nightmare. At Puryear, Newman & Morton, PLLC, we are committed to helping clients understand their rights as parents so they can pursue a fair custody agreement with the other parent. Child custody matters can be complicated and stressful, which is why our reputable family law attorneys are available to help you navigate Tennessee’s sometimes complex child custody laws.

Types of Child Custody Arrangements

We know that your relationship with your children is special. Although you and the other parent might have conflicts that spill over into your legal matters, our team of seasoned attorneys will stand by your side throughout the legal process and make sure your best interests are represented. Whether you are going through divorce or separation, or you are an unmarried parent seeking custody, we will use our full resources to advocate for a fair custody agreement.

Courts in Tennessee will approve the following forms of custody:

  • Legal Custody: The parent granted legal custody will have decision-making authority over matters regarding the child’s health and welfare.
  • Physical Custody: The parent granted physical custody is responsible for providing shelter for the child.
  • Sole Custody: Under this type of agreement, one parent is the sole caregiver of the child. The other parent doesn’t give their input.
  • Primary Custody: Under this type of agreement, one parent has primary decision-making authority over the child. While the noncustodial parent can give their input for how the child is cared for, the custodial parent makes the final decision.
  • Joint Custody: Under this type of agreement, both parents share custody of the child and have to discuss how issues are decided.

We Are Ready to Help You Defend Your Custody Rights

Are you finding it is too difficult to reach a fair custody agreement with your co-parent? Do you want to avoid a costly, contentious custody battle with the other parent of your child or children? Our legal team at Puryear, Newman & Morton, PLLC can help you pursue your case goals. We’ll surround you with dedicated professionals who are committed to working hard and finding the right solutions for our clients.

To learn more about how we can help with your child custody agreement, please give us a call today at (615) 933-2366 to request a case consultation. We serve clients throughout Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

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  • To say I was impressed would be an understatement. If you need the best legal counsel and sound advice, and sometimes it’s advice you don’t want to hear but need to, then Phil Newman and the Puryear, Newman & Morton team deliver.

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  • With his expertise and the help of the Puryear, Newman & Morton firm, they did exactly that and I am extremely grateful to him and his firm.

    “Phil Newman was recommended to me by a colleague at work. Phil was the attorney representing my colleague’s former spouse – if this is not the highest recommendation a lawyer can receive, I don’t know ...”

    - Keith S.
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    “Phil was highly recommended to me by a long-time friend who had recently gone through a divorce and was in a very similar situation to mine. I have two young boys and was the breadwinner in my ...”

    - Tracy P.
  • Organized and diligent, Alisha was always one step ahead of those involved and made one of the most difficult times of my life a bit easier to stomach.

    “At our first meeting, I was impressed with Alisha Warner’s communication skills and professional demeanor. As we moved along, I found Alisha to be reliable, dedicated, supportive, patient, and ...”

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  • Experience

    Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience.

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    Our attorneys are dedicated to serving the needs of it's clients in a professional, ethical, and caring manner.

  • Diverse

    We are a full-service law firm with skilled attorneys who have years of experience handling specific areas of law.

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    Our firm has been serving the people of Franklin for over 20 years and have an excellent reputation within the community.

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