Dating and child custody
You and your spouse can decide which of you will have custody of your child.
If you are unable to resolve this question, then a court will resolve the issue of custody for you based on the best interest of the child.
You should be aware prior to court proceedings that the court will evaluate your behavior in its entirety throughout the proceedings and always behave accordingly.
If you behave as though the judge were standing next to you each time you interact with the children or their mother, you will certainly avoid the pitfalls that will reduce your custody chances.
In reviewing the following list of things not to do, keep in mind the fact that children are wonderful mimics.
While the term “custody” remains in general usage, parenting decisions in Tennessee generally establish one parent as the “Primary Residential Parent” (“PRP”) and the other as the “Alternate Residential Parent” (“ARP”).
The PRP is generally the parent with whom the child resides more than fifty percent (50%) of the time.
The admission of such written lapses in judgment is much easier since you clearly knew it was documented at the time.