Child Custody And Parenting Time: Protecting Your Children In Divorce

There is nothing more important than your children. Even for a couple facing a contentious divorce battle, it is paramount to make sure the children are taken care of, their living arrangements are established clearly and there is minimum stress placed on them during the divorce process and the ensuing years. Working with an experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate child custody attorney is the best way to ensure you protect your children and their future.

Talk with Patricia Best Vital, Chattanooga lawyer and founder of Vital Law Office & Dispute Resolution Services. Ms. Vital has more than 20 years of legal experience serving clients in custody, visitation, parenting-time and other divorce-related matters throughout Hamilton County, Tennessee.

The Approach You Take Will Affect The Outcome

Most people consider the final result more than they think about how to get there, but the way child custody and parenting time are determined could have a major impact on the final result. When mediating or using other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, parents are allowed to work together to arrive at a parenting plan that will work best for everyone involved, rather than leaving the decision in the hands of a judge who does not know them or their unique needs. This can make for more amicable and effective communications and transitions for many years after the divorce is finalized.

Although ADR is usually the preferred method for determining parenting plans, this approach is not a viable option in many cases. When ADR is not an option, it is important to protect your interests and those of your child aggressively in the courtroom.

Ms. Vital is a licensed and experienced mediator, as well as a litigator with more than 20 years of experience. She will help you determine the best course of action for your case and she can represent you in mediation or litigation.

"Child custody is one of the most important aspects of my divorce practice. I know how important your children are to you, and I want you to know that your child custody case matters to me, too. I will work with you personally to understand your situation, determine the best way to proceed and make sure your children's lives will be protected. With my law firm, you will work as a team with your lawyer so that you can get the results you need."

∙ Attorney Patricia Best Vital

Contact Vital Law Office & Dispute Resolution Services

Call 423-822-2513 or contact the firm online to schedule a consultation with Ms. Vital.