When are party-prepared orders improper in Tennessee courts?
What analysis for grandparent visitation applies to the parents of a deceased parent 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.
When must a guardian ad litem be appointed in Tennessee, and what is the guardian’s role?
What is token support for purposes of terminating parental rights in Tennessee?
Facts: Child was born in 2010 to the never-married Mother and Father. In 2012, Mother transferred custody of Child to Maternal Grandmother because of Mother’s ongoing…
When is it in a child’s best interest to terminate parental rights in Tennessee?
When can a parent’s right to custody of their child be defeated by a grandparent or other nonparent in Tennessee?
When can a Tennessee court use an order prepared by a lawyer?
When can parental rights in Tennessee be terminated for substantial noncompliance with a permanency plan?
Facts: Child was born to the unmarried Mother and Father. When Child was seven weeks old, Father died in a car accident. Following Father’s death, Mother…
When can a Tennessee court establish a guardianship for children?