Tennessee Same-Sex Partner Gets No Visitation Rights Absent Adoption

Tennessee law case summary on same-sex couple custody and visitation in family law from the Court of Appeals. In re Hayden C. G-J. – Tennessee same-sex parent visitation dispute Jennifer J. and Jennie G. were in a romantic and committed relationship for 14 years, during which time they held themselves out to a couple.  During.. read more →

Inconsistent Tennessee Parenting Plan Must Be Set Aside

Tennessee law case summary on parenting plans in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Gregory Keith Jarnigan v. Ginger Nicole Jarnigan – Tennessee divorce parenting plan law Ginger Nicole Jarnigan and Gregory Keith Jarnigan were married in 1997 and had three sons who were born in 1999, 2003, and 2005.  In 2012,.. read more →

TN Court Still Has Custody Jurisdiction After Parents Moved to Florida

Tennessee law case summary on interstate jurisdiction in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Willard Harrison Iman, Jr., v. Megan Blanchfield Iman – Tennessee divorce Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. The mother and father had one child and were divorced in Tennessee in 2011. The divorce was based upon 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 →

Tennessee Wife Denied Alimony When She Fails to Show Need

Tennessee law case summary on alimony in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. John Scott Terry v. Tina Lynn Terry – Tennessee divorce alimony no need. John Scott Terry and Tina Lynn Terry were married in 1992 and had one child who had reached the age of majority prior to their divorce. .. read more →

Tennessee Mom Gets Jail for Continual Disregard of Court Orders

Tennessee law case summary on contempt in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. S.A.M.D. v. J.P.D. – Tennessee divorce contempt. The mother and father were married in 2001 and had a son who was born in 2003.  They were divorced in 2010 and the mother was named the primary residential parent, with.. read more →

Tennessee Husband Who Takes the Fifth at Trial Can Still Appeal

Tennessee law case summary on divorce process in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. William David Russell v. Mary Beth Russell – Tennessee divorce clean hands doctrine William David Russell and Mary Beth Russell were married in 2011 and were the parents of two young children.  In 2011, the husband filed for.. read more →

Property Split Goes Badly When Judge Does Not Believe TN Husband

Tennessee law case summary on property division in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Stephanie Trego McCoy v. Steven McCoy  – Tennessee divorce classification. Stephanie Trego McCoy and Steven McCoy were engaged in 1996 after dating in high school.  After high school, the husband got a job for the Lenoir City Utilities.. read more →

Mom Could Enforce Old Arkansas Child Support Judgment in Tennessee

Tennessee child support law case law summary on child support collection from the Court of Appeals. Carole Hoke Johns v. Sam N. Johns, Jr. – Tennessee divorce child support. Carole Hoke Johns and Sam N. Johns, Jr., were divorced in Arkansas in 1981.  Under the Arkansas court order, the father was to pay $1000 per.. read more →

TN Dad’s 300 Mile Commute Qualitfies for Lowering Child Support

Tennessee child support law case law summary on lowering child support from the Court of Appeals. Beverly Diane Jesse v. Erik Dean Jesse – Lowering Tennessee child support Beverly Diane Jesse and Erik Dean Jesse were divorced in Coffee County, Tennessee, in 2006.  They had three children, and they agreed to a permanent parenting plan.. read more →