JONATHAN HARPER v. STEVE HARRIS, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Feb 28, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

B. Nathan Hunt, and Zachary L. Talbot, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jonathan Harper.

Attorneys 2:

Jennifer L.E. Williams, Springfield, Tennessee, for the appellees, Steve Harris and Faith Harris.

Judge(s): MCBRAYER

This appeal involves a father’s petition to modify an order granting custody of his minor child to the maternal grandparents. The father alternatively requested an order granting him specific visitation. The juvenile court dismissed the petition on the grandparents’ motion. After our review of the petition, we conclude the juvenile court appropriately dismissed father’s request for a change of custody based solely upon the presumption of superior parental rights. But the court erred in dismissing the father’s request for visitation. Accordingly, we affirm in part and reverse in part.

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