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Legal Information: Tennessee
Laws current as of October 6, 2020
This section has information about child custody in Tennessee, including the best interest factors that a judge will consider, whether a parent who has committed domestic violence or child abuse can get custody, and how military deployment affects a custody order. There is also a page with general custody information that you may find helpful. In our general Custody page, we have information about custody that is not specific to any state. The page includes a section about how to try to transfer your custody case to a new state where you are living so that you can modify the custody order from your new state.
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