Legal Question in Family Law in Tennessee

Will I be able to get custody?

My husband is in the military and currently in Iraq, when he comes home I would like to file for divorce. Since he was leaving we decided the best thing for the security of our daughter was for me to stay home. I would like to know if I am able to get custody of our daughter even if I currently am unemployed?

Asked on 8/18/06, 5:02 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Jes Beard Jes Beard, Attorney at Law

Re: Will I be able to get custody?

The Court looks at a wide range of factors in deciding who children in a divorce should primarily live with, employment, work hours, and earnings are only some of the factors, and not the most important of them. For a better understanding of what the court's consider, take a look at my website at, and in particular at and at

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Answered on 8/26/06, 1:55 pm

Autry Jones Jones & Landers, Attorneys At Law

Re: Will I be able to get custody?

It depends on what all the facts are. I can help.

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Answered on 8/21/06, 4:47 pm

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