IN RE McKENZIE Z. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Mar 27, 2018

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

C. Diane Crosier and Jill Hudson, Franklin, Tennessee, for the appellant, Laura Z.

Attorneys 2:

Paul W. Moser (on appeal), Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Kason P.

Thomas H. Miller, Nashville, Tennessee, Guardian ad Litem.

Judge(s): MCBRAYER

Unmarried father filed a petition to establish parentage and a residential parenting schedule. After father’s parentage was established, the juvenile court set a residential parenting schedule that awarded equal parenting time and ordered the child’s surname changed to a hyphenated version of both parents’ surnames. Mother appealed, arguing that the court erred in fashioning the parenting schedule and in ordering a change of the child’s surname. Upon review, we affirm the residential parenting schedule but vacate that portion of the order directing a change in the child’s surname.

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