Family Law Solutions
Created With Your Needs In Mind
Family is often the center of people’s lives. So when you need to make a change in your family, we understand that you are in a vulnerable place and likely have a lot of concerns and questions. You might be wondering where you will live, how you will pay your bills, or how much time you will have with your children.
Whether you are thinking about getting a divorce or seeking custody of your children, it is important to have someone on your side with your interests at heart.
Compassionate Legal Advice For Your Family
At Blink Law we equate our success with our clients’ success. We understand this is a tumultuous time. The last thing you need is a lawyer who won’t call you back or to be passed around to three or four different attorneys at a firm. In our family law practice, you’ll work with one dedicated attorney from beginning to end. Your peace of mind is important to us, so we strive to be available to you whenever you have questions about your case.
Our family law practice includes guiding our clients through:
Divorce and legal separation
Determining or modifying child custody arrangements
Spousal and/or child support
What sets our Nashville firm apart? We always stay current. Tennessee’s laws relating to family and child custody are always evolving, and we make an effort to keep up.
Tailored To Your Unique Needs
At Blink Law, LLC, we understand the uncertainty that comes with going through a divorce. The last thing you need is to be bounced around between associates at a law firm. When you work through your divorce with us, you can count on guidance from the same attorney — beginning to end.
We take an individualized approach to family law, understanding that a great solution for one person might not work for another. Instead, we take the time to get to know you, your family and your needs. We provide personalized guidance in all aspects of divorce, including:
Custody of minor children
Domestic violence and orders for protection
In all these areas, we focus on your goals for the future. We know this is a tough time, and we are here to help you build a brighter future.
What Does “Equitable Distribution”
Mean In Tennessee Divorce?
Property division, along with child custody, is often one of the most difficult parts of a divorce. Some states view all property acquired during a marriage to be equally shared between both spouses. Tennessee, on the other hand, is an “equitable distribution” state. This means that the court will divide your assets according to each spouse’s needs and contributions to the marriage.
It is especially important to have a dedicated lawyer on your side in an equitable distribution state, to ensure that your interests are protected and advocated for. We stay up-to-date on the approaches local courts take in property division and other divorce issues, ensuring that we provide the best possible solutions for you.
Finding Solutions For You And Your Family
Determining child custody is often one of the most emotionally difficult parts of a divorce or separation. No one wants to see their children caught in the middle of a conflict between parents. But with the help of a dedicated family law attorney, you can find the best solution for you and your kids.
At Blink Law, LLC, we understand how important your children are to your life. Our clients often come to us with a lot of questions, and we endeavor to find the answers.
What is the difference
between legal custody and physical custody?
Physical custody refers to where a child physically lives. It can be shared jointly between parents, or one parent can have sole legal custody.
Legal custody is a parent’s right to make important decisions regarding their child’s life, such as those relating to their education, religion and extracurricular activities.
How does the court decide who gets custody?
Contrary to common belief, custody is not given to mothers by default. As long as paternity is established, either by marriage or DNA testing, fathers have rights. Courts decide custody questions by determining what is in the best interests of the child. These considerations include the child’s relationship with each parent, parents’ ability to provide for the child’s essential needs, and the child’s emotional or developmental level.
How is a parenting plan different from a custody arrangement?
A shared parenting plan is often part of a shared custody arrangement in divorce, where parents share decision-making responsibilities. In order for a parenting plan to work, parents should be able to communicate with each other and make decisions together regarding their child.
What happens if one parent wishes to relocate?
The parent wishing to move is required by law to send notice to their child’s other parent 60 days before relocating, stating where their new residence will be and the reason for the move. A court will help parents determine whether the move is in the best interests of the child and if necessary, create a new parenting plan.