The Tennessee Supreme Court recently decided on a major issue concerning parenting plan modification. The decision addresses the issue of which court can hear a post-divorce petition seeking modification of a parenting plan depending on the allegations contained within the Petition.
Child visitation rights are never something taken lightly by courts, and parties should never be afraid to pursue the proper legal remedies to make sure their rights are enforced. No matter the locale, courts generally abide by the belief that it is in the best interests of a child to spend time with both parents, and this certainly holds true in Tennessee. Because of the importance that courts place on the child's best interest when determining custody arrangements, child visitation rights can rarely, if ever, be legally denied by the custodial parent.