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In Tennessee, parents that are no longer going to be in the same home are required to have in place a Permanent Parenting Plan (PPP) that names one parent the Primary Residential Parent (PRP) and the other parent the Alternate Residential Parent (ARP). The Permanent Parenting Plan shall include a residential schedule for each child. According to the Tennessee law, if the parents do not agree on a division of parenting time and the Court’s are making the Permanent Parenting Plan, the court will consider the following factors:

  • Parent’s ability to instruct, inspire, and encourage the child(ren) to prepare for a life of service.
  • The strength, nature, and stability of the child(ren)’s relationship with each parent.
  • Willingness of each parent to encourage a close and continuing parent-child(ren) relationship.
  • Disposition of each parent to provide for the child(ren) with food, clothing, medical care, and education.
  • The degree to which a parent has been the primary caregiver.
  • Emotional needs and developmental level of the child(ren).
  • Evidence of physical or emotional abuse to the child(ren).
  • The character and behavior of any other person residing in or frequents the home of a parent.
  • The preference of the child(ren) if twelve (12) years of age or older.
  • Each parent’s employment schedule.

If you and the other parent agree on a division of parenting time, you need to find the best attorney that can help you navigate through filling out a Permanent Parenting Plan to be filed with the Court. Even if you and the other parent do not agree on a division of parenting time, our office can help you work through the tough issue of developing a Permanent Parenting Plan that is in the best interest of the child(ren).

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Please contact our office to schedule a consultation to discuss Parenting Time Visitation Issues. Our office has experience with Parenting Time Cases.
615-244-3000 or Audrey

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