For many Tennessee residents, divorce is one of the most challenging times in their lives. For some, it is a welcome challenge. Divorce offers spouses a chance to start again and move away from a situation that was no longer working. However, there is much that needs to be sorted out before divorcing spouses can truly enter into a new phase of their lives.

For those with children, this is especially true. In divorce, it is often those issues that involve children that can prove to be the most contentious and challenging. And, of course, child custody is often at the forefront of these challenges. Child custody determines with whom and for what length of time the child will stay with each parent. Often, it is best for the child to have a meaningful and lasting relationship with each parent.

However, attorney James H. Snyder, Jr. understands that this is not always possible and that each situation is unique and requires its own individual attention. Sometimes, the best interests of not only the child, but the parent, too, must be fought for. This can require vigorous representation and a thorough legal strategy.

Any divorce strategy in Tennessee family law must adhere to both the law and Tennessee Child Support Guidelines. James H. Snyder, Jr. represents clients in Circuit, Chancery, Juvenile and General Sessions Courts to see to it that child support is set according to these standards. With the right representation, it may be possible for parents to settle on a plan that works for both them and their children so they can begin focusing on the next stage of their lives.