2010 Tennessee Code
Title 36 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 6 - Child Custody and Visitation
Part 4 - Parenting Plans
36-6-411 - Juvenile court jurisdiction.

36-6-411. Juvenile court jurisdiction.

(a)  Nothing in this part shall be construed to alter, modify or restrict the exclusive jurisdiction of the juvenile court pursuant to § 37-1-103.

(b)  The juvenile court may incorporate any part of the parenting plan process in any matter that the court deems appropriate.

(c)  Nothing in this part shall require the department of children's services, acting in any capacity, to:

     (1)  Be bound in any manner by a permanent parenting plan;

     (2)  Participate in mediation or dispute resolution in relation to any permanent parenting plan; or

     (3)  Facilitate the development, modification, or presentation of any permanent or temporary parenting plan to a court.

[Acts 1997, ch. 557, § 1; T.C.A., § 36-6-403; Acts 2000, ch. 889, § 1; 2006, ch. 947, §§ 1, 4.]  

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