BETTINA LUISE LIPPERT ENGH v. DANIEL JAMES ENGH - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jan 10, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Mary B. Langford, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Daniel James Engh.

Attorneys 2:

John J. Hollins, Jr. and Sarah Richter Perky, Franklin, Tennessee, for the appellee, Bettina Luise Engh.

Judge(s): CLEMENT

Father appeals the trial court’s designation of Mother as the primary residential parent for their daughter. Applying the factors in Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-6-106(a) to the testimony, the trial court determined, inter alia, that Mother acted as the primary caregiver, formed a stronger emotional bond with the child, and showed a greater willingness to foster a relationship between the child and Father. Following a thorough review of the record, we have determined that the trial court correctly identified and properly applied the relevant legal principles and that the evidence does not preponderate against the trial court’s findings of fact. Accordingly, we affirm the trial court’s decision to make Mother the primary residential parent.

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