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 →

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 →

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 Lawyer’s Alimony Obligation to MBA Wife Reduced

Tennessee alimony law case summary following 26 years of marriage. Divorce and alimony law from the Court of Appeals. Elizabeth Breckenridge Wheeler v. Joseph Robert Wheeler – Tennessee divorce alimony 26 years married Elizabeth and Joseph Wheeler were married in 1986.  Both had graduated from Vanderbilt University and went on to earn graduate degrees.  The.. read more →

Divorcing TN Husband Entitled to Keep Personal Injury Settlement

Tennessee law case summary on separate property in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Melinda Jan Metzinger v. Ronald Wayne Metzinger – Tennessee divorce classification – separate property Melinda and Ronald Metziner were married in 2004.  The husband was an over the road truck driver, and was injured when a drunk driver.. read more →

TN Wife Awarded $7,500 Alimony per mo. from Surgeon

Tennessee alimony law case summary following 29 years of marriage. Divorce and alimony law from the Court of Appeals. Mary Ann Layman v. Thomas Stuart Layman – Tennessee divorce alimony 29 years. Mary Ann and Thomas Layman were high school sweethearts and married in 1983.  They both earned degrees from Tennessee Wesleyan College.  After college,.. read more →

TN Doctor’s Wife Entitled to $4,500/Mo. Alimony After 19 Yrs.

Tennessee law case summary on alimony in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals after a 19 year marriage. Jim Najim Jirjis v. Tammy Sue Jirjis – Tennessee divorce alimony following 19 years married. Jim Najim Jirjis and Tammy Sue Jirjis were married in 1993, shortly after the husband had earned his medical.. read more →