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As of January 1, 2001, the concept of custody disappeared from most of Tennessee’s law books. This was a direct result of our new parenting plan legislation. As understanding of this law evolves, every judge and family law attorney across the state will for years to come struggle with its interpretation. To many clients dissatisfaction, the exact answer to a particular question may not exist until a Judge rules on the issue.
The Tennessee court may award the family home and effects, or the right to live there for a reasonable period of time, to either party, but shall give special consideration to the spouse having physical custody of a child or children of the marriage.
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