When can a court prevent a child from testifying in Tennessee?
Here’s my annual summary of the legislative changes to Tennessee family law in 2022.
Hearsay Statements of Child Abuse Challenged in Newport, Tennessee Termination of Parental Rights: In re Analesia Q.
When is hearsay from a child about abuse admissible in a Tennessee court?
Error to Use Parol Evidence to Interpret Marital Dissolution Agreement in Blountville, Tennessee: In re Conservatorship of Ress
When can parol evidence be used to interpret a marital dissolution agreement in Tennessee?
Court Split Over Wanton Disregard in Pulaski, Tennessee Termination of Parental Rights: In re Jackson H.
How does one prove abandonment by wanton disregard when terminating parental rights in Tennessee?
Children’s Private Testimony Contributes to Reversal in Crossville, Tennessee Divorce: Colvard v. Colvard
When can children testify privately in a Tennessee child-custody dispute?
Order to Disclose Privileged Records Reversed in Memphis, Tennessee Dependency and Neglect Case: In re Lucas H.
When are privileged records discoverable in a dependency and neglect case in Tennessee?
When is it error to deny an offer of proof in Tennessee?
Tennessee Supreme Court on Missing Witness Rule and Unclean Hands in Termination of Parental Rights Case: In re Mattie L.
Does the missing witness rule apply to bench trials in Tennessee?
How is distance determined in parental relocation cases in Tennessee?
Murfreesboro, Tennessee Court Denies Post-Judgment Relief to Correct Child Support Error: State ex rel. Gray v. Daugherty
What proof is required for a Tennessee court to change its earlier ruling in a case?
When can a child choose their custody or visitation arrangement in Tennessee?
Effect of Criminal Plea Disputed in Lexington, Tennessee Dependency and Neglect Case: In re Treylynn T.
What is the effect of a best-interest plea in a later civil case in Tennessee?
Attorney-Client Communications Are Discoverable in Nashville, Tennessee Divorce: Pagliara v. Pagliara
When are a client’s conversations with his or her lawyer protected by the attorney-client privilege in Tennessee?
Privilege against Self-Incrimination and Adverse Inferences Examined in Smithville, Tennessee: Smith ex rel. Agee v. Palmer
Can one assert one’s Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination in a civil case in Tennessee? If so, when can a Tennessee court draw an adverse inference from one’s invocation of the Fifth Amendment privilege?