Supreme Court Rules on Modifying Parental Plans

The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today that a parent seeking to modify a residential parenting schedule after establishing a permanent parenting plan is not required to prove the parents did not anticipate a significant change in circumstances at the time of the initial parenting agreement, the Administrative Office of the Courts reports. The Court emphasized that the trial court properly applied the law in Andrew K. Armbrister V. Melissa H. Armbrister and modified the residential parenting schedule consistently with other statutes instructing courts to structure residential parenting schedules so that both parents enjoy the maximum participation possible in the life of the child.