Denial of Transgender Child’s Name Change Reversed in Williamson County, Tennessee: In re Leyna A.

Facts: Sixteen-year-old Child was born female but identifies as male. Child is transgender and undergoing a medical transition via hormone therapy from the female gender to the male gender. Child was diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria, a medical diagnosis that refers to the emotional distress of having a gender identity that is different than the gender […]

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No Wage Assignment for Child Support and Changing Child’s Last Name Reversed in Clinton, TN Parenting Dispute: Howell v. Smithwick

Facts: Mother and Father are the unmarried parents of Child. Within a week of Child’s birth, Father filed a petition to establish paternity and a parenting schedule. An agreed temporary parenting plan was entered. Later, disputes regarding parenting and contempt landed the parents back in court. The only issues I find noteworthy are the trial […]

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