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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 1, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Connie Reguli, Brentwood, Tennessee, for the appellant, Ok Yung Chung.

Attorneys 2:

Jacqueline Belle Dixon, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Stephen Paul Bruehl.

Jessica Hooper, Nashville, Tennessee, for minor child, Jonathan S. C-B.

Judge(s): COTTRELL

The mother of a five year old boy alleged that the boy’s father had sexually abused him, and she petitioned the juvenile court to have the father’s visitation privileges revoked. After a long course of proceedings that included an investigation by the Department of Children’s Services, testimony by a number of mental health professionals, and a report by the guardian ad litem, the court concluded that the Mother’s allegations were unfounded, that her hostility against the father was having a detrimental effect on the child, and that it was in the child’s best interest that the father be named as the child’s primary residential parent in place of the mother. The mother raises numerous procedural issues on appeal, and she also contends that her allegations of abuse against the father were true, or at the very least that she had a good faith belief in their truth. Having carefully considered the mother’s allegations and her arguments, we affirm the trial court.