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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 Mom Can Relocate With Child to MS Due to Lack of Jobs

Tennessee law case summary on parent relocation in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Lisa Rawlings Redmon v. Brent Alan Redmon  – Tennessee parental relocation granted Lisa and Brent Redmon were divorced in 2011 and had one daughter who was born in 2008, they lived in McNairy County, Tennessee,  The mother was.. read more →

Settlement Not Coerced w/ Threat to Expose Wife’s Affair to Kids

Tennessee law case summary on coerced settlement in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Alissa Owen (Formerly Haas) v. Darin Haas  – Tennessee divorce settlement claimed under duress Alissa Owen and Darin Haas were married in 1996 and had three children.  The husband was a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, and.. read more →

TN Mom Jailed For Willfully Failing to Pay Child Support

Tennessee child support law case law summary on contempt, enforcement and collection from the Court of Appeals. Daniel Anthony Norfleet v. Audra Ann Norfleet  – Tennessee divorce child support contempt and enforcement. Daniel and Audra Norfleet were divorced in 2007 after agreeing to a marital dissolution agreement.  The father was named as the primary residential.. read more →

TN Dad’s Farm Income Can Be Averaged to Compute Child Support

Tennessee child support law case law summary on income averaging and income determination from the Court of Appeals. State of Tennessee ex rel. Dawn Moss v. William Moss  – Tennessee income averaging for child support income determination Dawn and William Moss had three children when they were divorced in 2008, two sons born in 1993.. 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 →

Divorcing TN Husband Entitled to Keep Personal Injury Settlement

Tennessee law case summary on separate property in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Melinda Jan Metzinger v. Ronald Wayne Metzinger – Tennessee divorce classification – separate property Melinda and Ronald Metziner were married in 2004.  The husband was an over the road truck driver, and was injured when a drunk driver.. read more →

TN Dad Must Pay Child Support After Lost Job from Criminal Act

Tennessee child support law case law summary on imputed income and unemployment from the Court of Appeals. Kimberly Meeks v. Bryant Leo Meeks – Tennessee divorce child support modification. Kimberly and Bryant Meeks were married and divorced when they remarried in 2010.  In 2011, however, they were divorced a second time in Montgomery County, Tennessee. .. 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 →

Internet Love: Online Dating May Result in Fewer Tennessee Divorces

Although online dating and internet love can lead to Tennessee divorce, a few statistics are still surprising. So many Tennesseans are using online dating services today. It may be difficult for some to imagine (or recollect) what previous generations did to meet, mingle, and become engaged to marry. Mystery and intrigue are far from absent… read more →