When the mother and father are divorcing, or if they were never married, and a custody decision is sought in the courts, under Tennessee Code Annotated 36-6-106(a), the courts will apply a best interest of the child analysis in order to determine which parent should have primary custody or if the parents should have joint.
So, you and your spouse have decided to divorce. What are the legal steps needed? First, you will need to gather the information necessary for preparation of the official court documents. For the Complaint for Divorce, you will need the names and dates of birth of your children and the address where they have resided.
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