Can adoptive parents be forced to allow visitation with others in Tennessee?
Can a Tennessee court compel adoptive parents to allow the biological parents to contact the child?
Can parties stipulate that grounds exist in a Tennessee termination of parental rights?
Changes in family roles reflect increased educational and occupational opportunities for women and greater gender equality within families. Fathers are expected to play an active role in parenting—and usually do—to a much greater degree than they did half a century ago.
When can the ground of wanton disregard be used to terminate parental rights in Tennessee?
What statutory deadlines exist in cases to terminate parental rights in Tennessee?
When is it not in a child’s best interest to terminate parental rights in Tennessee?
What is needed in a final order terminating parental rights in Tennessee?
When is the termination of parental rights not in the child’s best interest in Tennessee?
Does an member of an unmarried same-sex couple have standing to pursue court-ordered parenting time in Tennessee?
Does the missing witness rule apply to bench trials in Tennessee?
When does parental interference provide a defense to termination of parental rights in Tennessee?
When will inadequate notice undo a termination of parental rights and stepparent adoption in Tennessee?
Studies show open adoptions are largely beneficial. Children are less inclined to blame themselves, or to idolize their birthparents and demonize their adoptive parents. There is also the advantage of knowing family and medical histories.