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Tennessee child custody modification case summary. In Re Jonathan S. The child in this Davidson County, Tennessee, case was born to unwed parents in 2009, several months after the parents’ relationship had come to an end.  Under the 2014 permanent parenting plan, the mother was named the primary residential parent.  The father lived in Michigan, and in 2015, he came to pick up the child to exercise summer visitation in Michigan.  During that time, the…
Tennessee child custody case summary in divorce. John J. Hasenbein v. Katerine J. Hasenbein The mother and father in this Montgomery County, Tennessee, case were married in 2000 and had two children, born in 2004 and 2007.  The father was on active duty in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, with the family residing in Clarksville, Tennessee.  The father filed for divorce in 2016, and trial was held in 2017.  The father was…
Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program New Tool to Keep Victims Safe For the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, or related crime, the first step is to escape the violence. The next step is relocating to a safe place free from abuse. These victims live in constant fear their perpetrators will find them at the new address. Stalk them. And begin abusing them again, perhaps worse than before. The fact that a…
Tennessee child custody case summary on changing visitation. Amanda Bliss Gricunas (Harmon) v. Andrew James Gricunas The mother and father of two children in this Greene County, Tennessee, case were divorced in 2010.  The permanent parenting plan was modified in 2013, and called for the father to have responsibility for the children from Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon, and every other weekend. In 2018, the mother made a petition to modify, on the grounds that the…
Miles Mason, Sr. is honored to have been featured in an article in the Daily Memphian on Sunday, February 9, 2020 where he relays some advice he gives new clients and explains the intricacies of navigating a divorce. The article also features one of Miles’s previous clients, who explains how he helped him successfully get through his divorce.  “Thank you Toni Lepeska and Daily Memphian for interviewing me and promoting my book. Great photography by…
Tennessee case summary on standard of order of protection. Todd Goldman v. Nicole Griffin and Peter Griffin The ex-husband in this Davidson County, Tennessee, case filed petitions for orders of protection against his ex-wife and her new husband.  He alleged that they showed up at his property unannounced and peeked through windows while he was exercising co-parenting time.  He also alleged that they were circling his property while he took the child outside for a…
Miles and Sara Hall, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel for ALSAC were honored to serve as two of the five judges for the awards ceremony. Miles Mason, Sr. has been chosen by the Memphis Business Journal to serve as judge for the 2020 Best of the Bar Awards.  This is his third consecutive year to serve as judge.  Mason said, “The MBJ does a great job with this event.  I love reconnecting with…
Shelby County Courthouse Tennessee case summary on judicial recusal. Catrice Thomas Dye v. Willie B. Dye, Jr. The parties in this Shelby County, Tennessee, case were divorced in 2019.  Less than a month after the final decree was entered, the mother filed a petition to amend the judgment based upon new evidence.  She also requested that the 16-year-old daughter be allowed to testify.  The daughter had testified previously in chambers, and parenting time was split…
Tennessee case summary on attorney’s fees in family law. Steven J. Dale v. Sharon K. Ball Dale The mother and father in this Williamson County, Tennessee, case were divorced in 2011, and entered into a permanent parenting plan for their three children.  In 2014, both parents filed a motion to modify the parenting plan.   While those motions were pending, the mother gave notice of her intention to relocate with the children to Arizona.  The father…
Tennessee alimony divorce case summary after 13 years married. Mihir Kishorchandra Patel v. Janki Anil Patel The husband and wife in this Madison County, Tennessee, case were married in India in 2005.  The wife was an American citizen at the time of the wedding, and the couple moved to the United States, where the husband later became a citizen.  The husband filed for divorce in 2015.  A trial was held in 2018, with a jury…