Tennessee Paternity Finding Reversed Eighteen Years Later: Kimbrough v. Hales

Facts: In the parties’ divorce in 1991, both parties testified under oath that Mother was currently pregnant but Father was not the biological father. Mother later gave birth, and Father had no relationship with the child. Fast forward 18 years when the State filed a petition to establish Father’s paternity of child. Father argued that […]

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Termination of Parental Rights and Res Judicata in Tennessee: In re Shyronne D.H.

Facts:¬†Following an incident with one of her children, Mother was charged with aggravated child neglect and aggravated child abuse. Mother pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and was sentenced to six years’ incarceration. In a separate proceeding, Mother’s children were determined to be dependent and neglected and victims of severe child abuse, and Mother filed a […]

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