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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 16, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Rebecca S. Montgomery, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Frederick E. Harris.

Attorneys 2:

Markeesha Rucker, Nashville, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Judge(s): STANLEY

The trial court fashioned a parenting plan that designated the mother of five year old twins as their primary residential parent and gave the father 91 days of visitation each year. The father argues on appeal that the trial court should have divided parenting time equally between the parties, or, in the alternative, simply granted him additional parenting time. He relies on language in the child custody statute, Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-6-106(a), which directs the court to “order a custody arrangement that permits both parents to enjoy the maximum participation possible in the life of the child . . .” For her part, the mother argues that the parenting plan adopted by the trial court is in the best interest of the children. We affirm, but we remand this case to the trial court for correction of a clerical error.