Knoxville, TN asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Tennessee

Q: If parent filed modification for custody in TN and TN parenting plan wasn’t signed by judge would previous order stand?

There is a previous order from another state. If TN parenting plan was never signed by a judge is previous order in another state still valid?

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Thomas W Coupé
Thomas W Coupé
  • Memphis, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: The courts speak through their orders and only order that have been signed and entered will ultimately have authority.

HOWEVER...sometimes a court will rule on a matter and that ruling takes effect immediately. Sometimes there is a delay before the order has been created, filed, signed, and then entered.

You should contact the court where the second matter took place and inquire as to the status of that order.

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