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My son and his wife are getting a divorce. He has not yet been served with papers, but will be soon. His wife has been arrested at least once per year since they got married 5 year ago and is a recidivist felon. She has not been able to avoid getting arrested for probation violations every year and does at least 1-3 months in jail. She is currently having an affair and is doing so in front of the kids. Will my son have a pretty good chance at getting primary parent? He has the kids every weekend and goes to get them for a couple hours several times a week after work. Last night she was supposed to pick up the kids at 8PM but didn't show up till 11 claiming she was at work, but she wasn't dressed in work clothes and doesn't typically work on Sundays. TENNESSEE
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She also recently told my son that their second child may not be his. This was only told to him a week ago, but the is 20 months old. She told him in anger when discussing child custody. He and the child went for DNA testing last Friday, but he doesn't want to lose his fatherhood status if he's not the father. If it turns out that he's not the father, how would his parent rights be affected?
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I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

1) He has an excellent chance to obtain primary custody of the childre. Here criminal condcut and record, and conduct in front of the children will all way very heavily in favor of your son obtaining custody.

2) As far as the law is concerned, if the child was born while they were married and together the child is his child. Only if he were to take steps to disown the child (which he should not do) would his praental rights be at risk - even if the child is not his dna biological child.

3) He need to contact a loacl family law attorney as soon as he can so that he can act to protect these children from the dysfunction of the mother.

This link is a good place to start:

http://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/practicestate/family-law/tennessee

If he has finacial difficulties he can try legal aid:

https://www.tals.org/

There is work that will be involved, but if he starts he can help his children gain a stable home life.

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