Judge strikes down restraining order against Matthew Palmgren

Judge strikes down restraining order against Matthew Palmgren

June 29th, 2011 by Beth Burger in News

Gail Palmgren. Contributed Photo

A judge has ruled that the husband of a missing Signal Mountain woman cannot be prevented from moving their children out of state if he chooses.

Hamilton County Chancellor Frank Brown dismissed today a restraining order filed by Kevin Nowacki and Diane Nowacki Nichols, siblings of the missing Gail Nowacki Palmgren, 44, who was last seen April 30.

The order asked that Matthew Palmgren, husband of Gail Palmgren, not be allowed to move the children out of Tennessee and no farther than 100 miles from their Signal Mountain home.

It also asked the court to appoint a legal guardian for the children, someone to look after their best interests in court and other legal matters and that Matthew Palmgren be prevented from damaging or selling any property that the couple share or that Gail Palmgren owns independently.

The case will move forward in Chancery Court, Brown ruled, but all aspects of it now will be heard by Chancellor Jeff Atherton, who has been involved with the case in the past.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Times Free Press.