Nashville, TN asked in Child Custody for Tennessee

Q: Do judges ever grant full custody back to a parent who currently has supervised visitation only?

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Paul E. Tennison
Paul E. Tennison
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  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: I am unaware of a case in which that has happened. I imagine there may have been some cases in which that has happened though. Tennessee child custody law is concerned with the best interest of the child. If the parent who currently only has supervised visitation can show changed circumstances that show full custody for him/her would be in the best interest of the child then a Court should award full custody. Obviously the reasons or previous court filings that show why the parent currently only has supervised visitation would be something the parent seeking additional custody would have to overcome.

If you are unsure about how to go about a civil suit to increase child custody, I recommend you consult with an experienced family law attorney. Good luck!

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