published Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Missing Signal Mountain woman's husband dismisses custody motions

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    Matthew Palmgren speaks at a brief news conference concerning his missing wife, Gail, at the Signal Mountain Recreation Department in Signal Mountain.
    Photo by Jenna Walker /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The husband of a missing Signal Mountain woman filed court papers Wednesday to dismiss his attempt to legally separate from his wife.

Matthew Palmgren also dismissed motions seeking temporary custody of their two children and exclusive use of their Signal Mountain home, according to Hamilton County Chancery Court documents.

No one has seen or heard from Palmgren’s wife, 44-year-old Gail Nowacki Palmgren, since April 30. Matthew Palmgren, 40, filed the motions in court May 6.

“The case can be refiled at pretty much any point in the future,” said Bryan Hoss, attorney for Matthew Palmgren. “Nobody loses anything because it’s voluntary.”

Hoss said the motions were necessary initially because his client wanted to make sure the children, ages 9 and 12, completed their school year.

“The fear before was she could appear and take the kids out of school,” Hoss said. “If and when she does reappear, it’s one of those things we can refile and get in front of the same judge rather quickly.”

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VoiceOfTruth said...

Bryan Hoss has a very promising career in Chattanooga and up until this point seems to have a high degree of intelligence. If I was Bryan, I'd be distancing myself from this client.

June 2, 2011 at 8:17 a.m.
thinkaboutitt said...


June 2, 2011 at 9:17 p.m.
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