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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jul 7, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Neil Campbell and William P. Holloway, Franklin, Tennessee, for the appellant, Lydia D.

Attorneys 2:

No brief filed on behalf of the appellee, Christopher W.

Judge(s): MCBRAYER

This appeal involves competing petitions to modify a residential parenting schedule in a permanent parenting plan. The child’s mother sought changes to the day-to-day schedule, a modification of the existing child support order, and to be named sole decision-maker. The child’s father sought additional parenting time. Following a trial, the juvenile court modified the residential schedule, granting the father more parenting time. The court also ordered the father to pay his portion of the child’s preschool tuition, but the court denied the mother’s requests for sole decision-making authority and for attorney’s fees. Upon review of the record and the juvenile court’s findings concerning the father, we conclude that the court erred in adopting the modified residential schedule. We, therefore, vacate and remand for further proceedings on this issue. We affirm in all other respects.