Kay understands more than anyone the priceless treasure that each child truly is.

The emotional concern for their well-being can be overwhelming, especially in a child custody case. Compounded with the legal technicalities that govern, child custody cases can prove to be an intricate and confusing maze.

Even if child custody is not the issue, sometimes the schedule outlined in the parenting plan becomes the issue. 

Whether a child custody or parenting plan case, Tennessee recognizes a Primary Residential Parent and an Alternate Residential Parent. However, there is no “one size fits all” answer to child custody and parenting plans. Further, the visitation of the other parent, called the parenting schedule or parenting plan, will vary widely depending on the facts of your case. As all people are unique, so are all child custody and parenting plan cases.

Kay Church will work to protect your child’s or children’s best interest as well as suggest creative solutions to your most challenging child custody and parenting plan dilemmas. Whether you are embarking on the first court-ordered child custody or parenting plan, or considering a modification to a prior order, Kay will keep you informed at each step of the process.

How does it work?


Schedule a free initial consultation, which can occur in person or over the phone (with a possible link to that online scheduling you were thinking about).


Officially hire us to represent you, we would be honored to handle your case.


We file a Petition in the appropriate court clerk’s office.


Attend mediation and prepare your case for trial.


Finalize your custody case with a judge deciding child custody or submitting a custody agreement for judge approval.

Meet D. Kay Church

D. Kay Church practices Family Law in the Middle Tennessee area, with the majority of her cases in Williamson, Davidson, Maury and Rutherford counties. While D. Kay Church focuses primarily on Family Law she also handles many other areas of practice.

Are you ready to start the conversation?