Chattanooga Child Custody Attorneys

Lawmakers have designed the law to allow parents and children to stay together as much as possible. This can sometimes become a challenge after a divorce or when a couple remains unmarried. Conflicting interests with your former partner can make coming up with a schedule difficult if not impossible.

As you work toward a child custody arrangement, it's important to have skilled legal representation. The lawyers at Horton, Ballard & Pemerton will make sure your parental rights are protected.

Whether you are setting up an initial child custody and visitation schedule or seeking a custody modification, contact Horton, Ballard & Pemerton to ensure your parent-child bond stays intact. Call 800-819-3927.

Who Gets Custody?

Both fathers and mothers have the right to maximum parenting time under Tennessee law. It doesn't matter if the parents were divorced or never married. The exact amount of parenting time a parent is awarded will depend upon a variety of factors that concern each parent's ability to effectively care for their children.

For unmarried fathers, determining paternity may not be enough to ensure adequate time with your child. You also have to convince the court that awarding you additional time is in your child's best interest. We can represent fathers seeking any custody modification or in the establishment of paternity.

What Your Attorney Can Do

Horton, Ballard & Pemerton can handle your case and will work to ensure your goals are met. Some important benefits of hiring our firm are listed below:

  • We can file a child support modification and will ensure your request has a strong legal basis.
  • If you're planning to relocate with your child, we can advise you and fight for your legal rights.
  • We can represent both fathers and mothers in protecting their rights to see their children.

Family law attorneys Bill Horton and Bill Pemerton have years of experience working on visitation agreements and other child custody matters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the surrounding communities. For an initial consultation contact Horton, Ballard & Pemerton at 800-819-3927.