2018 Tennessee Code
Title 36 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 2 - Parentage
Part 3 - Parentage and Legitimation
§ 36-2-302. Chapter definitions.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 36-2-302 (2018)
  • As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
  • (1) "Child born out of wedlock" means a child born to parents who are not married to each other when the child was born;

  • (2) "Court" means the juvenile court or any trial court with general jurisdiction;

  • (3) "Father" means the biological father of a child born out of wedlock;

  • (4) "Mother" means the biological mother of a child born out of wedlock;

  • (5) "Parent" means the biological mother or biological father of a child, regardless of the marital status of the mother and father; and

  • (6) "Father," "mother," and "parent" do not include a biological parent whose parental rights have been terminated for a child whose parentage is at issue.

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