No Home State? No Jurisdiction in Memphis, TN Child Custody Dispute: In re Devin B.

Facts: Unmarried parents moved to Texas shortly after Child was born. When their relationship ended in 2010, a Texas court entered a parenting plan and set child support. In August 2011, Father petitioned to enroll the Texas order in a Tennessee court, alleging that Child had lived in Tennessee for the six months preceding the […]

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Subject Matter Jurisdiction Challenged in Memphis Post-Divorce Contempt Action: Heilig v. Heilig

Facts: Mother and Father were divorced in Memphis in 2008. While the parties had previously resided in Arlington, by the time of the divorce Mother and the children had moved to Illinois. In late 2010, Father moved from Tennessee to Pennsylvania. Several post-divorce disputes arose concerning the parenting plan, all of which the parties elected to litigate […]

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Dismissal of Humboldt Divorce for Lack of Jurisdiction Reversed: Wilken v. Wilken

Facts: The parties lived in Maryland throughout their 19-year marriage. In 2007 or 2008, Husband left the marital home in Maryland. Several months later, he moved to Tennessee. About one year after he moved to Tennessee, Husband filed for divorce in Tennessee. Wife filed an Answer and a Counterclaim for divorce. The trial court conducted the […]

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