Helm v. Helm

The trial court awarded custody of a five-year-old child to the father.  The mother appealed from the divorce decree.  Among several arguments she made to the Court of Appeals of Tennessee, the mother cited the fact that the father smokes around the child.  The court said that “[o]ther than exposure to violent movies and cigarette smoke, no evidence is cited that the father has neglected or mistreated the child.”  The trial court’s judgment was affirmed, with the mother being accorded visitation rights.

1993 WL 21983 (Tenn. App.), No. 01-A-019209-CH00365 (1993).