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TN Grandparents Can’t Get Visitation Unless Mom Denies It

Tennessee law case summary on grandparent visitation rights in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. In re Landon R.W.  – Tennessee grandparents’ rights. This was a grandparent visitation case, in which the grandparents, Danny and Donna W., filed a petition to establish a parenting plan for their grandson, Landon R.W.  The child.. read more →

TN Dad Loses Parental Rights for 8 Yr Abandonment

Tennessee law case summary on termination of parental rights in family law from the Court of Appeals. In re Kiara C. – Tennessee parental rights termination. Mark C. and Pamela B. were both serving in the U.S. Army in El Paso, Texas, at the time of their 2001 marriage.  In May, 2002, their daughter, Kiara.. read more →

TN Order of Protection Vacated for No Jursidiction

Tennessee law case summary on orders of protection from the Court of Appeals. Ashley Evans v. Nigel M. Reid – Tennessee divorce restraining order and order of protection. Ashley Evans sought an order of protection against Nigel M. Reid.  The trial court held that there was “insufficient cause” and dismissed the petition.  But despite that.. read more →

TN Dad’s Child Support Reduced After Businesses Fail

Tennessee child support law case law summary on reducing child support from the Court of Appeals. Donald Lester Benedict v. Gretchen Michelle Benedict – Tennessee post divorce child support reduction. Donald and Gretchen Benedict were divorced in 2000, and had two children.  The husband was ordered to pay child support of $3200 per month.  From.. read more →

No Custody Jurisdiction After Parents and Child Leave TN

Tennessee law case summary on child custody jurisdiction in post-divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Winfred Errol Ankton v. Chandranita Michelle Ankton  – Tennessee divorce UCCJEA custody jurisdiction. Winfred and  Chandranita Ankton had one child when they were divorced in Shelby County, Tennessee, in 2002, and the mother was granted primary custody. .. read more →

Alimony Has a Long History in Tennessee Divorce

Tennessee alimony has a rich history, just as it does in many southern states. But have you wondered how alimony came about in the Volunteer State? Tennessee Alimony Then and Now To begin, alimony law made its way to America with the British colonists. Sailing across the Atlantic Ocean with English common law. The Chancery.. read more →

TN Mom Can Relocate With Child to MS Due to Lack of Jobs

Tennessee law case summary on parent relocation in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Lisa Rawlings Redmon v. Brent Alan Redmon  – Tennessee parental relocation granted Lisa and Brent Redmon were divorced in 2011 and had one daughter who was born in 2008, they lived in McNairy County, Tennessee,  The mother was.. read more →

Settlement Not Coerced w/ Threat to Expose Wife’s Affair to Kids

Tennessee law case summary on coerced settlement in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Alissa Owen (Formerly Haas) v. Darin Haas  – Tennessee divorce settlement claimed under duress Alissa Owen and Darin Haas were married in 1996 and had three children.  The husband was a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, and.. read more →

TN Mom Jailed For Willfully Failing to Pay Child Support

Tennessee child support law case law summary on contempt, enforcement and collection from the Court of Appeals. Daniel Anthony Norfleet v. Audra Ann Norfleet  – Tennessee divorce child support contempt and enforcement. Daniel and Audra Norfleet were divorced in 2007 after agreeing to a marital dissolution agreement.  The father was named as the primary residential.. read more →

TN Dad’s Farm Income Can Be Averaged to Compute Child Support

Tennessee child support law case law summary on income averaging and income determination from the Court of Appeals. State of Tennessee ex rel. Dawn Moss v. William Moss  – Tennessee income averaging for child support income determination Dawn and William Moss had three children when they were divorced in 2008, two sons born in 1993.. read more →