Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights in Tennessee: In re Joshua S.

Facts: Mother and Father lost custody of Child after their drug abuse led to Child being declared dependent and neglected. Child was placed in the custody of Foster Parents. Mother and Father were directed to remedy the issues that led to the removal of Child from their custody. Meanwhile, Mother and Father moved to South […]

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Relocation and Change of Child Custody in Tennessee: Stansberry v. Mery

Facts: Mother and Father divorced in 2000 and agreed to joint custody of their two children with a parenting schedule that provided for equal time. In 2008, Father notified Mother of his intent to relocate to North Carolina and take the children with him. Mother filed a petition opposing Father’s requested relocation with the children.┬áMother […]

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Voluntary Underemployment, Modification of Child Support, and Contempt for Violating Paramour Clause in Tennessee Parenting Plan: Kendle v. Kendle

Facts: Mother and Father divorced after a short marriage. Father was ordered to pay child support. The parenting plan also contained the following paramour clause: “Neither party shall have overnight guests of the opposite sex to whom he or she is not married while the child is in his or her custody.” Father filed a […]

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