Superior Parental Rights Affirmed in Crossville, Tennessee Child-Custody Dispute: Brown v. Farley

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 mental health issues. In late 2014, Father petitioned to establish paternity and obtain custody of Child. Father had enjoyed coparenting time with Child until Grandmother recently refused to respond to […]

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Grandparent Visitation Schedule Reversed as Unreasonable in Murfreesboro, Tennessee: In re Diawn B.

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 stayed with Father’s aunt for a week, at which time Father’s mother — Grandmother — had regular contact with Child. Grandmother’s relationship with Mother quickly became adversarial, and Mother prevented […]

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