Howe v. Howe

After a long custody trial where the parents focused on disparaging one another, the trial court designated the father as the primary residential parent because the court felt the father was the parent more likely to encourage a close relationship with the other parent.  Affirming the trial court’s decision, the Court of Appeals notes this factor is often dispositive when the trial turns into a mud-slinging contest.  The wise lawyer will remain cognizant of this when assailing the opposing party (and when preparing his or her client to testify) in a child custody contest.

Howe v. Howe (Tenn. Ct. App., Jan. 28, 2010).

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K.O. Herston is a family-law attorney in Knoxville, Tennessee whose practice is devoted exclusively to family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, prenuptial agreements, and other aspects of family law.

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