Alimony Has a Long History in Tennessee Divorce

Tennessee alimony has a rich history, just as it does in many southern states. But have you wondered how alimony came about in the Volunteer State? Tennessee Alimony Then and Now To begin, alimony law made its way to America with the British colonists. Sailing across the Atlantic Ocean with English common law. The Chancery.. read more →

TN Lawyer’s Alimony Obligation to MBA Wife Reduced

Tennessee alimony law case summary following 26 years of marriage. Divorce and alimony law from the Court of Appeals. Elizabeth Breckenridge Wheeler v. Joseph Robert Wheeler – Tennessee divorce alimony 26 years married Elizabeth and Joseph Wheeler were married in 1986.  Both had graduated from Vanderbilt University and went on to earn graduate degrees.  The.. read more →

TN Wife Awarded $7,500 Alimony per mo. from Surgeon

Tennessee alimony law case summary following 29 years of marriage. Divorce and alimony law from the Court of Appeals. Mary Ann Layman v. Thomas Stuart Layman – Tennessee divorce alimony 29 years. Mary Ann and Thomas Layman were high school sweethearts and married in 1983.  They both earned degrees from Tennessee Wesleyan College.  After college,.. read more →

TN Doctor’s Wife Entitled to $4,500/Mo. Alimony After 19 Yrs.

Tennessee law case summary on alimony in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals after a 19 year marriage. Jim Najim Jirjis v. Tammy Sue Jirjis – Tennessee divorce alimony following 19 years married. Jim Najim Jirjis and Tammy Sue Jirjis were married in 1993, shortly after the husband had earned his medical.. read more →

Dentist Must Pay Alimony But Wins Lower Dental Practice Value

Tennessee law case summary on dental practice valuation and alimony in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. LeAnn Barnes v. David Ellett Barnes – Tennessee divorce business valuation dental practice, alimony. LeAnn and David Barnes were married in 1984, after the wife had graduated from nursing school and while the husband continued.. read more →

Older Ladies, Cheating, and Several Shades of Gray in TN Divorce

With our graying U.S. population, an increase in Tennessee divorce among Baby Boomers is not entirely surprising given the conception and birth rate following the close of WWII. ‘My Hair is Gray and I Like It That Way’ Donnalou Stevens’ recent YouTube music video – Older Ladies – may be humorously memorable, but it does.. read more →

Getting Divorced? There Is Alimony in Tennessee, But It’s Complicated

In contemplating divorce, you are probably wondering whether there is alimony in Tennessee. Although not every jurisdiction provides for alimony per se, the Volunteer State certainly does. In fact, there is a substantial likelihood that at least one of the four possible types of Tennessee alimony available by statute will be awarded in any given.. read more →

TN Mom Not Penalized for Helping Adult Son Transitional Alimony Kept

Tennessee alimony termination law case summary. Divorce and alimony law from the Court of Appeals. Rita Grace Tidwell Hickman v. Bobby Spencer Hickman – Tennessee transitional alimony modification case Rita and Bobby Hickman had been married for 21 years when the wife was granted a divorce on the grounds of inappropriate marital conduct.  They had.. read more →

Decree of Separate Maintenance As Divorce Alternative for Tennesseeans

For some Tennessee couples, a decree of separate maintenance could be an acceptable alternative to divorce. The break-up need not end the marriage, at least not right away. Separate maintenance and legal separation are not technically the same under Tennessee law. Setting these legal technicalities aside, though, with both separate maintenance and legal separation the.. read more →

TN Wife Gets Half of Pension + Property But No Alimony After 38 Years

Tennessee law case summary on alimony and property division after 38 years of marriage in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Elizabeth Kay Tomes v. Michael Joe Tomes – Tennessee divorce alimony 38 years. Elizabeth and Michael Tomes were married in 1972 and had two adult sons.  The husband worked for the.. read more →