Default Judgment Modifying Parenting Schedule and Child Support Reversed In Sparta, TN: Lawson v. Stewart

Facts: When Mother and Father divorced in 2009, Mother was designated the primary residential parent for their child, and Father was awarded 109 days of parenting time. Father’s child-support obligation was determined to be $220 a month. In 2016, Mother petitioned to modify the parenting plan to reduce Father’s parenting time and increase his child-support […]

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Anti-Gay “Lifestyle” Provisions Reversed in Sumner County, Tennessee Divorce: Brantley v. Brantley

Facts: Father and Mother, the parents of two children, presented with an uncontested divorce on grounds of irreconcilable differences. Their agreement was contained within the proposed final decree of divorce that incorporated a marital dissolution agreement and permanent parenting plan that had been signed by both parties. At the hearing for the trial court to […]

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Less Parenting Time Than Other Parent Proposed Affirmed in Williamson County, TN Visitation Dispute: Kennedy v. Kennedy

Facts: Shortly after the parties’ divorce, Father was designated the primary residential parent of Child and Mother received 125 days of parenting time. Two years later, Father petitioned to modify the schedule to reduce Mother’s parenting time to 80 days. He alleged that Mother was failing to exercise her parenting time as ordered. Mother admitted […]

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Not Enough Parenting Time in Loudon County, TN Divorce: Neveau v. Neveau

Facts: Father and Mother married five months before Child was born. After Child was born, Mother served as the primary caregiver. Father showed little interest in interacting with and had little involvement with Child. A few years after Child’s birth, Father relocated to Illinois. Mother remained in Tennessee. A divorce action began shortly thereafter. While […]

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