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Franklin Child Custody Lawyers

Your family is unique, and your parenting plan can be, too. At Fort, Holloway, & Rogers, LLC, we provide the guidance you need to get the future your children deserve.

Our home office is in Franklin, Tennessee, and we serve Williamson County, Maury County and the surrounding areas. Feel free to call us at 615-791-7575 for a free, confidential consultation with an experienced child custody attorney.

This is a big step. If you are not ready to call, please take a look at the following information:

  • How people prepare for custody disputes
  • How courts decide custody
  • Negotiating a parenting agreement
  • Special custody cases

How People Prepare for Custody Disputes

Custody is a legal issue, but it is also one of the most emotional ones. The legal side is governed by logic and facts. The emotional side is governed by the heart:

As child custody attorneys, one of our most challenging jobs is preparation: the process of translating the qualitative, emotional side of parenthood into evidence-based facts. We do this through careful research, meticulous documentation and structured legal arguments. Then, we use our persuasive litigation and negotiation skills to show our clients as the responsible, caring parents that they are.

How Courts Decide Custody

Tennessee courts have broad power when deciding what to consider in child custody cases. The priority is securing the agreement that would be in the best interests of the child.

To that end, the court can use nearly any factor. Judges can look at anything that would be relevant, including but not limited to:

  • Past (and potential for future) performance of childcare duties
  • The quality of parent-child relationships, including determining who has been the primary caregiver
  • Emotional and developmental needs of the child
  • Fitness of each parent: moral, physical, mental and emotional
  • The child’s need for continuity
  • The child’s social and familial relationships, commitment and involvement
  • Reasonable preferences of children 12 or older
  • The behavior and character of every other member of (or frequent visitor to) the household
  • Employment schedules of each parent
  • Any evidence of physical or emotional abuse

Negotiating a Parenting Agreement

Negotiating a custody case generally means talking about each and every point the court would consider. We have several attorneys that are also Rule 31 Listed Family Law Mediators, a distinction recognized by the Tennessee Supreme Court. If mediation does not result in a fair agreement, we are more than prepared to take our custody cases to court.

Special Custody Cases

Every family is different, and some face more complex challenges than others. Our attorneys have a wide range of experience with some of the most complicated custody cases out there, such as:

  • Domestic violence and restraining orders
  • Parental relocation and visitation
  • Military custody
  • Paternity and unmarried parents
  • Child custody agreement violations and enforcement

Contact an Experienced Custody Lawyer

We are ready to talk about your case. If you are in Williamson or Maury County or the surrounding area, give us a call at 615-791-7575 to schedule a free consultation with a child custody attorney today.



Our Family worked with Sam Holloway for over 3 years on our case on adopting our son. We would highly recommend him! He was responsive, knowledgeable, professional, and trustworthy. Our case was complicated but he knew what he was doing through each step of the way. We would use him again for an attorney if we ever need one again.


Mike Fort was presented with a high conflict, high stakes and challenging case that was botched by the first attorney I worked with. His knowledge of the law, aptitude for understanding intelligent (yet dangerous individuals) and tenacity was remarkable! The outcome worked in my favor, yet could have easily not under different counsel. My life and the lives of my daughters are forever changed and better for his fight for justice. Truly.


Fort, Holloway, & Rogers, LLC Specializes in Family law and represents clients throughout Williamson and Maury Counties.


Whether a contested, or non-contested divorce, Fort, Holloway, & Rogers, LLC has the experience and dedication needed to effectively represent you.

Child Custody

We understand the goal of child custody is to reach an agreement that works for you and your children. Our team will work with you to identify your goals and work toward achieving them.

Child Support

Our attorneys have a combined 50+ years of experience, allowing us to analyze cases in greater detail.

All Family Law Matters

Fort, Holloway, & Rogers, LLC represents clients in all areas of family law. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

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