Interest on Child Support Arrearage in Tennessee: Jackson v. Jackson

Facts: Just days before the parents were divorced in 2001, Mother was arrested for solicitation to commit first degree murder after she allegedly attempted to hire someone to poison Father. In 2003, Mother was convicted and sent to prison for 8.5 years. After Mother’s release from prison, she filed raised numerous post-divorce issues. The only […]

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Termination of Parental Rights: In re Jaleia M.R.

Facts: Child was born to Mother. When Child was three months old, Mother asked married Third Parties to help care for Child, which they did 1-2 days a week, gradually increasing to three days and two nights each week. When Mother was facing the possibility of incarceration resulting from a probation violation, Mother asked Third […]

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Child Custody and Paramour Clause in Tennessee Divorce: Bargmann v. Bargmann

Facts: Mother and Father married in 1994, had two children, and separated in 2008 before divorcing. Since 2006, one child suffering from cerebral palsy lived with the paternal grandparents in Illinois. When the parties separated, Father and the parties’ other child moved to Illinois and lived with the paternal grandparents. At trial, both children, ages […]

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Termination of Parental Rights in Tennessee: In re Dylan M.J.

Facts: Child was born to unmarried, teenage parents. Paternity, child support, and a visitation schedule were established. Father fell behind on child support from time-to-time and would have to catch up. After Father’s parents moved to another state an eight-hour drive away, Father’s visitation became more sporadic. Father was convicted of and put on probation […]

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Modification of Agreed Child Support in Tennessee: Henderson v. Wilson

Facts: Mother and Father married in 1990, had two children, and divorced in 1992. Father was awarded custody and Mother was ordered to pay $50 per week for child support. Mother paid a total of $700, all of which was paid in 2000. Father filed a petition in 2000 to increase Mother’s child support, which […]

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