Thank you for the additional information Jodie.
Under Tennessee law, you are entitled to petition the court for visitation with your grandchild if you can show that the parents are divorced, or that you have had a significant relationship with her for at least 12 months. The fact that you have been allowed such a relationship up until you closed off the purse strings will probably mean that the court will rule in your favor.
You will need to file a Petition for Visitation in the count where your granddaughter resides. Once ordered though, the visitation order will be effective until she is a grown adult, or until changed by the court---so you only need do this once. I urge you to have a family law
attorney in the area there assist you in this matter, as they will best be able to see that your wishes, and the necessary showing is made to the court.
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