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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Aug 26, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Thomas H. Miller, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Larry G.1

Attorneys 2:

Brenda Rhoton Clark, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Jennifer H.

Judge(s): CLEMENT

Two months after the child was born, Father filed a petition to establish paternity and change the child’s surname by deleting Mother’s surname and replacing it with Father’s surname. Mother opposed changing the child’s surname. Following an evidentiary hearing, the juvenile court denied the petition to change the child’s surname upon the finding that Father failed to prove that it was in the child’s best interests. Father appeals. Finding no error, we affirm.