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Hi - my name is ***** ***** I'm an attorney licensed in Tennessee. Thanks for your post. I'll be glad to assist.
First, if your wife is going to a lawyer to file for divorce, you're probably better off if you can see an attorney and file FIRST for several reasons.....the main one being so you can ask the court for a emergency temporary custody order giving you custody of your daughter (if she files first, she'll probably try to do the same thing).
Also, being the filing party gives you a few procedural advantages.....and this doesn't catch you by surprise if you're the one filing.