With Tennessee Divorce, a Lot of Things Happen Sometimes

To quote Shelby County, Tennessee, Circuit Court Judge Karen R. Williams, “a lot of things happen sometimes.” Yes, they certainly do. The fact is, just about everything imaginable can and does happen in a divorce and not just in Tennessee. Like Murphy’s Law, only more dramatic. Here are a couple examples to prove the point… read more →

Is There Life After Infidelity in Tennessee’s Germantown?

When infidelity creeps into the Germantown TN marriage, some spouses run directly into the arms of a Tennessee divorce lawyer. But not every marriage ends because of one spouse’s cheating (or both, for that matter). For many couples, there is married life after infidelity. Consequences of Cheating It would be naive to assume that cheating.. read more →

Tennessee Wife Entitled to Alimony in Futuro After 28 Year Marriage

Tennessee alimony law case summary following 28 years of marriage. Divorce and alimony law from the Court of Appeals. Mark Burell Parrish v. Tammy Jo Scott Parrish – Tennessee divorce alimony 28 years married. The husband and wife were married in 1982 and separated in 2010.  The husband filed a complaint for divorce in Henderson County,.. read more →

Allocating One Spouse’s Cosmetic Surgery Debt in TN Divorce

The question – “How to allocate one spouse’s cosmetic surgery debt in Tennessee divorce?” – is a loaded one. With elective surgery costs, most parties dig into their respective positions on the issue. Consider the following… If a woman augments her breasts with implants, why should her husband pay for it in the divorce? If.. read more →

Shelby County TN Divorce Alert: Don’t Mess Around with Your Financial Affidavit!

Once the Shelby County, Tennessee, divorce complaint is filed, your personal financial life may be exposed for the court, the lawyers, and the other party to see. Pursuant to T.C.A. § 36-4-116, the judge or chancellor has discretion to require that the parties submit a personal financial affidavit that details their current: ● income and.. read more →

Tenn. Wife Denied Alimony After 28 Yr Marriage Due To Earning Capacity

Tennessee alimony law case summary following 28 years of marriage. Divorce and alimony law from the Court of Appeals. Michael Timothy Brown v. Janine Biache Brown – Tennessee divorce alimony law The husband and wife were married in 1983 and divorced in 2011 on the grounds of irreconcilable differences.  At the time of the divorce, the.. read more →

Is Your Spouse’s Bully of a Divorce Lawyer Making You Crazy?

Tennessee divorce is not fun. It is not a game. It certainly is not easy. Unfortunately, nothing adds difficulty to an already difficult situation like the belligerent, agitating, self-aggrandizing bully of a divorce lawyer who happens to represent your spouse. You didn’t pick ‘em, but you’re stuck with ‘em. The question, then, is how will.. read more →

Set Goals for Each Stage in the Collierville TN Divorce Process

If you haven’t thought about your divorce strategy, then you probably haven’t thought about setting goals in your Collierville, Tennessee, divorce either. The two are closely tied. Have You Thought About Divorce Strategy? Consider the mother of three who hasn’t decided whether she wants the children to remain in the same school system or whether.. read more →

TN Wife in 2nd Divorce Gets Military Pension Awarded In 1st Divorce

Tennessee law case summary on military pensions in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Kitty Fern (Darden) Sartain v. Mitchell Carl Sartain – Tennessee divorce military retirement alimony The husband and wife were married for 19 years, divorced in 1997, remarried for an additional 13 years, and then divorced a second time. .. read more →

Considering the Impact of Tenn. Divorce on Social Security

Have you thought about the impact of Tennessee divorce on Social Security benefits? If you have been married for nine years and are contemplating divorce, you may want to stick it out to year 10 before the divorce decree is handed down. Here’s why… The Magic Number – SSA’s 10-Year Rule The Social Security Administration’s.. read more →