Resources & Support for Tennessee Child Custody Cases

Don't go through the child custody process on your own. Even if your can't afford an attorney, there are several places you can turn to for help throughout your custody journey.

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In-depth guides

Use the following to shepherd you and your family through the custody process.

State resources

The Tennessee Courts website has an FAQ page for parents and a Self Help Center with court forms and guides.

The state has also published its child custody laws online (starting on page 238).

Legal assistance

Legal aid societies throughout Tennessee provide help to low-income parents.

Parents of all income levels can get help finding an attorney through the Tennessee Bar Association.

Justice For All Tennessee has court forms and lists of local resources.

Help for victims of domestic violence and child abuse

The Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence helps victims find nearby help.

Victims can get access to an emergency shelter and a 24-hour helpline through the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

You can report child abuse and neglect through Tennessee's Department of Children's Services.

The Memphis Child Advocacy Center offers screening, therapy and long-term guidance to child abuse victims to help them overcome their trauma.

Child support services

Child support is handled by the Department of Human Services. Through the department's website, you can download the Child Support Calculator. For help establishing paternity and getting or enforcing child support orders, contact your local child support office.

For more information about child support, see the Child Support Handbook.

Our professional sources

For more help, consider reaching out to one of our sources. The people and offices listed below have helped us with the intricacies of child custody in Tennessee, and we hope they can help you, too.

The Family Law Firm
Aftan Strong, Esq.
Jonathan Collins, Esq.
Memphis, TN

Gregory D. Smith, Esq.
Clarksville, TN

Jennifer L.E. Williams, Esq.
Springfield, TN

Julius Besser, Esq.
Memphis, TN

Parker and LaDuke
Thomas M. Parker, Esq.
Knoxville, TN

Psonya Hackett, Esq.
Bartlett, TN

Custody X Change app

The process of deciding custody requires serious organization. You may need to create a parenting plan, draft multiple custody schedules, track your time with your child, calculate expenses and beyond.

The Custody X Change app enables you to do all of that in one place.

With a parenting plan template, custody calendars, an expense tracker and more, Custody X Change makes sure you're prepared for whatever arises in your journey to child custody.

Take advantage of our technology to stay on top of all the moving parts of your case.

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