Assigned on Briefs June 5, 2018
from the Juvenile Court for Davidson County No. 2014-000434;
2014-000435 Sheila Calloway, Judge
B. ("Mother"), represented by counsel, appeals the
May 31, 2017 order of the Juvenile Court for Davidson County
("the Trial Court"). Mother's brief on appeal
fails to comply in any meaningful way with Tenn. R. App. P.
27. We, therefore, find that Mother has waived her issues on
R. App. P. 3 Appeal as of Right; Judgment of the Juvenile
Court Affirmed Case Remanded
Marshall, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Tabitha B.
Hemenway, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Terrance E.
MICHAEL SWINEY, C.J., delivered the opinion of the court, in
which W. NEAL MCBRAYER and ARNOLD B. GOLDIN, JJ., joined.
MICHAEL SWINEY, JUDGE
very contentious case involves parenting issues with regard
to the parties' two minor children. Mother filed a
Petition for Modification of Parenting Time in May of 2016.
The case was heard by a magistrate over multiple days in May
and June of 2016. Terrance E. ("Father") filed a
motion for a rehearing. The Trial Court then heard the case
on October 28, 2016; March 9, 2017; March 30, 2017; April 24,
2017; and May 9, 2017. The Trial Court entered its order on
May 31, 2017, which included detailed findings of fact and
conclusions of law and the Trial Court's detailed
analysis regarding each of the applicable statutory factors
in light of the evidence presented. Mother appeals the May
31, 2017 order.
brief on appeal, submitted by her attorney, fails to comply
in any meaningful way with Tenn. R. App. P. 27. Rule 27 of
the Tennessee Rules of Appellate Procedure specifies that an
appellant's brief must contain, inter alia:
(2) A table of authorities, including cases (alphabetically
arranged), statutes and other authorities cited, with
references to the pages in the brief where they are cited;
(6) A statement of facts, setting forth the facts relevant to
the issues presented for review with appropriate references
to the record;
(7) An argument, which may be preceded by a summary of
argument, setting forth:
(A) the contentions of the appellant with respect to the
issues presented, and the reasons therefor, including the
reasons why the contentions require appellate relief, with
citations to the authorities and appropriate references to