TN Court Decision Makes It Easier for Divorced Parents to Move

Mar 17, 2017

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The Tennessee Supreme Court has made a decision making it easier for a divorced parent to move out of state with their kids, even if the other parent objects to the relocation.

This decision applies in cases where one parent has more time with their children than the other. The state's highest court said the Tennessee Legislature crafted a law that would make it easier for parents spending more time with their kids to move even if they don’t have a significant reason for relocating. However, the purpose of the move has to be reasonable.


The decision, involving a Clarksville case, was unanimous.