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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 31, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jerry J. Fabus, Jr., Johnson City, Tennessee, for the appellant, Kelvin C.

Attorneys 2:

Myers N. Massengill, II, Bristol, Tennessee, for the appellee, Jacqueline D.

Judge(s): FRIERSON

This parenting dispute arose upon the parents? competing motions for modification of the existing permanent parenting plan as to the parties? minor child. The trial court previously had entered a permanent parenting plan order on May 11, 2010, designating the mother as the primary residential parent and awarding equal residential co-parenting time to both parents in an alternating weekly schedule. Following a hearing, the trial court found that a material change in circumstance warranting modification of the residential co-parenting schedule had occurred since entry of the permanent parenting plan. The trial court further found that reducing the father?s co-parenting time to alternate weekends during the academic year, while reversing this co-parenting schedule during the summer break, was in the child?s best interest. The father has appealed. Discerning no reversible error, we affirm.