CHARLES ROBERT BRAUN, JR. v. NITA LYNN BRAUN - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 2, 2012

Head Comment: With concurring opinion

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robert W. Wilkinson, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for the appellant, Charles Robert Braun, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Lisa A. White, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Nita Lynn Braun.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

This is a post-divorce appeal. Stepfather assumed a parental role over Mother’s child from a previous relationship even though only one child was born of the relationship between the Parties. Following an agreed divorce, the court ordered Stepfather to submit child support for both children. The court reasoned that as a result of Stepfather’s participation in a petition to terminate the biological father’s parental rights to Mother’s child, the Child lost any right to support from his biological father. Stepfather appeals. We reverse the decision of the trial court but remand the case for proceedings consistent with this opinion.