Feb 05

Hall and Fyke Prevail at Tennessee Supreme Court

BSHR attorneys Abigail Hall and Elizabeth Fyke again prevailed on behalf of their client at the Tennessee Supreme Court.  Justice Sharon G. Lee authored the unanimous opinion released today,  In re Mattie L. The Supreme Court, consistent with the findings in the client's favor at the appellate court level,  reversed the trial court’s decision to terminate the right of a father to parent his daughter. This reversal was based on the trial court’s errors in application of the missing witness rule and the doctrine of unclean hands. The Supreme Court further found the mother and stepfather failed to provide the trial court with clear and convincing evidence that the father willfully failed to provide financial support and visit with his child.

 

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