2010 Tennessee Code
Title 37 - Juveniles
Chapter 1 - Juvenile Courts and Proceedings
Part 1 - General Provisions
37-1-120 - Contents of petition.

37-1-120. Contents of petition.

The petition shall be verified and may be on information and belief. It shall set forth plainly:

     (1)  The facts that bring the child within the jurisdiction of the court with a statement that it is in the best interest of the child and the public that the proceeding be brought and, if delinquency or unruly conduct is alleged, that the child is in need of treatment or rehabilitation;

     (2)  The name, age and residence address, if any, of the child on whose behalf the petition is brought;

     (3)  The names and residence addresses, if known to petitioner, of the parents, guardian or custodian of the child and of the child's spouse, if any; and

     (4)  If the child is in custody and, if so, the place of detention and the time the child was taken into custody.

[Acts 1970, ch. 600, § 20; T.C.A., § 37-220.]  

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