Parental Relocation Reversed in McNairy Co. for Failure to Prove Lack of Reasonable Purpose: Redmon v. Redmon

Facts: Mother and Father were married and had one child. They divorced in 2011. Mother was designated the primary residential parent and awarded 254 days of parenting time. Father received 111 days. At the time of divorce, Mother worked at a hospital making $44,000 per year. She also attended a nurse practitioner program. In anticipation […]

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Parental Relocation Denied in Tennessee: Carman v. Carman

Facts: The parties divorced after a 12-year marriage. Mother was designated the primary residential parent for the parties’ seven children. Father remained a very active parent. A year later, Mother met a Canadian man on a dating website and became engaged four months later. Mother notified Father of her intention to relocate to Canada with the […]

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Post-Divorce Relocation Allowed in Tennessee: Goddard v. Goddard

Facts: When Mother and Father divorced, Mother was designated the primary residential parent for Child. Father’s parenting time consisted of alternating weekends, one overnight each week, and various holidays. Some time later, Mother filed a motion to relocate to Florida with Child citing job opportunities, the proximity and support of her family, and a social network […]

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