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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… 829 more words

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How a paternity test can sometimes complicate a custody case

The reality is that the paternity of a child can be a real issue in some child custody or support cases between unmarried parents.  These cases are commonly referred to as paternity cases. 555 more words

Child Custody

Supervised Parenting Time, Paramour Clause, and Everything Else Reversed in Meigs County, TN Divorce: Mashburn v. Mashburn

Facts: Mother and Father, the parents of one child, divorced after six years of marriage.

Mother reported witnessing behavior from the child that led her to be believe Father may have sexually abused the child. 696 more words

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Parenting time versus custody

Some states are dropping the term “custody” in favor of “parenting time.”  One view on this is that the term “custody” can have negative implications. 358 more words

Child Custody

Mystery Envelope Leads to Change of Child Custody in Clarksville, TN: McDonough v. McDonough

Facts: Mother and Father are the parents of three children. They divorced in 2012.

At the time of divorce, they agreed to a parenting plan providing for equal parenting time and designating Father as the primary residential parent. 671 more words

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The role of the guardian ad litem

In many child custody cases, a guardian ad litem is appointed to represent the interests of the children.  To many individuals, the concept of a guardian ad litem can be a bit fuzzy.   315 more words

Child Custody

Denial of Parental Relocation Reversed in Clarksville, TN Child Custody Dispute: Ross v. Rosswoods

Facts: Mother and Father — the parents of one child — divorced in 2005. The parenting plan provided equal parenting time and named Mother the primary residential parent. 683 more words

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