More Tennessee Working-Age Moms Choosing to Stay-at-Home

Times are changing yet again for Tennessee families. In Memphis and across the country, fewer women with minor children are working outside the home. A recent study shows the number of stay-at-home Moms in 2012 matched that of the mid-1980s for the first time. The Pew Research Center recently released its trend analysis of U.S… read more →

Mr. Mom Stigma Keeps TN Dads from Taking on Role as Primary Residential Parent

There are many reasons why Dad might defer to the child’s mother for the role of primary residential parent. However, fear of being pigeon-holed as a modern-day Mr. Mom should not be one of them. Residential Parenting Schedule in the Tennessee Parenting Plan The Tennessee parenting plan’s residential parenting schedule identifies the child’s primary residential.. read more →

TN Parenting Time: Are You Raising Your Children To Be Leaders?

Are parents doing their best to teach important lessons during Tennessee parenting time? Do well-meaning adults behave in ways that interfere with youth leadership development? Are Tennesseans teaching their kids the skills they need to be leaders? Not every child will seek elected office or run a Fortune 500 company. But most will find themselves.. read more →

TN Grandparents Denied Visitation When They Fail to Show Specific Harm

Tennessee law case summary on grandparent visitation in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Richard McGarity v. Corbin Jerrolds – Tennessee divorce grandparents visitation This was a grandparent visitation case between pitting the biological mother and adoptive father of a three-year-old child against the paternal grandparents.  After the mother divorced the child’s.. read more →

No Injunction Against Stepmom’s Cupcakes, But TN Mom Not In Contempt for Yogurt

Tennessee law case summary on parenting and contempt in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Stacy Christina Knellinger v. Mark Steven Knellinger and Becki Knellinger – Tennessee divorce custody. In 2010, the mother was granted a divorce on the grounds of adultery.  She was named the primary residential parent of the children,.. read more →

Tennessee Dad Gets Custody Despite Bad Grades and Discipline Problems

Tennessee law case summary on custody in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Terri Ann Kelly v. Willard Reed Kelly – Tennessee divorce custody The mother and father were married about 18 years at the time of their divorce, and were parents of a son, 15, and daughter, 13.  The father was.. read more →

Tennessee Grandparents Denied Visitation When No Harm to Child Shown

Tennessee law case summary on grandparent visitation in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Billy W. Huffman v. Whitney Nichole Huffman – Tennessee divorce grandparents visitation. The child in this grandparent visitation case was born in 2010.  The grandparents (the mother’s parents) alleged that they babysat 3-5 days per week while the.. read more →

Missing Plan Did Not Prevent Tenn. Mom From Having Custody Modified

Tennessee law case summary on parenting plan law in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Leslie Kay Johnson v. Darren Tracy Johnson  – Tennessee divorce permanent parenting plan. When the mother and father divorced in 2010, the mother was designated the primary residential parent, and the permanent parenting plan called for both parents.. read more →

Tennessee Wife Awarded Divorce When Husband Turns off the Toilets

Tennessee law case summary on grounds for divorce and child support in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Sharon Clayman Sitz v. William Grant Sitz – Tennessee divorcing a control freak The husband and wife were married in October 1993 and had one child, who was born in 1999.  In 2010, the wife.. read more →

Death By Soda? Chasing Child Abuse and Child Neglect in TN

Death by grape soda. That is what the official autopsy uncovered following the demise of one five-year-old Tennessee child. The little girl may have been yet another victim of child abuse. Her father and step-mother have both been charged with child abuse, neglect, and homicide. When Does Child Punishment Become Child Abuse? When Randall Vaughn.. read more →