IN RE: MADDOX P. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jan 17, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jon S. Jablonski, Brentwood, Tennessee, for the appellant, Anna Marsh.

Attorneys 2:

Kirk D. Catron and Aaron J. Conklin, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the appellee, Joshua Parker.

Judge(s): SWINEY

This appeal arises from a dispute over a residential parenting schedule. Joshua Parker (“Father”) filed a petition against Anna Marsh (“Mother”) in the Juvenile Court for Sumner County (“the Juvenile Court”) seeking to modify the parenting plan regarding their minor child, Maddox (“the Child”). Mother filed a counter-petition. After a hearing, the Juvenile Court made certain modifications to the existing parenting plan but otherwise left it in place. Mother appeals to this Court, arguing in part that the Juvenile Court should have established specific days each month that Father may exercise visitation with the Child. Father, an airline pilot, has a shifting work schedule. We hold that Mother’s requested schedule would have the practical effect of unduly limiting the Child’s time with Father and that the Juvenile Court did not abuse its discretion in denying Mother’s requested modification. We affirm the judgment of the Juvenile Court in its entirety.