IN RE: DAYTON R., ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 21, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Lloyd R. Tatum, Henderson, Tennessee, for the appellants, Samuel M. and Francis M.

Attorneys 2:

Robbie A. M., Lexington, Tennessee. Pro se, appellee.

Dayton R., Cedar Grove, Tennessee, Pro se, appellee.

Judge(s): GIBSON

This case involves a petition for grandparent visitation filed by the great-grandparents of the children at issue. The trial court concluded that great-grandparents do not qualify as “grandparents” under Tennessee?s grandparent visitation statute, Tennessee Code Annotated section 36-6-306. Accordingly, the court concluded that the great-grandparents lacked standing to pursue their petition and dismissed the petition for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. We reverse and remand for further proceedings.