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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 30, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jennifer K. Peck, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Joshua Wayne Taylor.

Attorneys 2:

Sandra J. Bott, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellee, Mary Katherine Taylor.

Judge(s): SUSANO

This is a post-divorce case stemming from the parties’ competing pleadings, both of which sought (1) a modification of their earlier-filed agreed permanent parenting plan as well as (2) other relief. Within a few months of their divorce, Mary Katherine Taylor (“Mother”) had filed a petition to modify the residential parenting schedule. Joshua Wayne Taylor (“Father”) filed a counterclaim also seeking a modified residential schedule and, furthermore, a change in the custody designation. Following a bench trial, the court found that there was no material change in circumstances warranting a change in the identity of the primary residential parent, but that there was a material change supporting a modification of the residential schedule. The court ordered a new schedule that substantially increased Mother’s parenting time and provided Father with only standard visitation. The court dismissed each party’s attempt to find the other in contempt. Father appeals. We affirm.