IN RE: LUKAS S.-M. - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 1, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Elizabeth Ann Shipley, Cookeville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Natalie S.

Attorneys 2:

Robert Steven Randolph, Algood, Tennessee, for the appellee, Deven M.

Judge(s): GIBSON

This is an appeal from an order designating a primary residential parent, setting visitation, and requiring the child to be returned to Tennessee. The juvenile court found that Mother failed to comply with Tennessee's parental relocation statute, and after conducting a best interest analysis, ordered that the child be returned to Tennessee. Mother appealed both the court's application of the relocation statute and its determination of the child's best interests. We vacate in part and affirm in part.