When Is Tennessee Retroactive Child Support Owed?

Retroactive child support is often a contentious point between divorcing Tennessee parents and may involve a substantial amount of money. The recipient-parent who was the primary caregiver is compensated to some degree, but not in the way of profit. Looking at the financial situation more broadly, retroactive support benefits the entire household, in addition to.. read more →

Despite Much Litigation, Tennessee Husband’s Child Support Not Reduced

Tennessee child support law case law summary on altering child support from the Court of Appeals. Tamara J. Harness v. Gerald Scott Harness – Altering Tennessee child support The divorce of Tamara J. Harness and Gerald Scott Harness has been the attention of the Tennessee courts many times.  That litigious history continued in 2009 when.. read more →

TN Grandparents Denied Visitation When They Fail to Show Specific Harm

Tennessee law case summary on grandparent visitation in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Richard McGarity v. Corbin Jerrolds – Tennessee divorce grandparents visitation This was a grandparent visitation case between pitting the biological mother and adoptive father of a three-year-old child against the paternal grandparents.  After the mother divorced the child’s.. read more →

Cohabitating Tennessee Woman Entitled to Share of Property After Split

Tennessee law case summary on partnership law in family law from the Court of Appeals. Lasonya Morrow v. Ray Anthony McClain – Tennessee partnership not divorce The man and this woman in this case lived together for six years but never married.  During that time, they worked together in a number of business ventures.  They.. read more →

No Injunction Against Stepmom’s Cupcakes, But TN Mom Not In Contempt for Yogurt

Tennessee law case summary on parenting and contempt in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Stacy Christina Knellinger v. Mark Steven Knellinger and Becki Knellinger – Tennessee divorce custody. In 2010, the mother was granted a divorce on the grounds of adultery.  She was named the primary residential parent of the children,.. read more →

Tennessee Dad Gets Custody Despite Bad Grades and Discipline Problems

Tennessee law case summary on custody in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Terri Ann Kelly v. Willard Reed Kelly – Tennessee divorce custody The mother and father were married about 18 years at the time of their divorce, and were parents of a son, 15, and daughter, 13.  The father was.. read more →

Tennessee Grandparents Denied Visitation When No Harm to Child Shown

Tennessee law case summary on grandparent visitation in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Billy W. Huffman v. Whitney Nichole Huffman – Tennessee divorce grandparents visitation. The child in this grandparent visitation case was born in 2010.  The grandparents (the mother’s parents) alleged that they babysat 3-5 days per week while the.. read more →

Chicago Ex-Cop Surfaces in Tennessee and Wife Goes After Pension

Tennessee law case summary on pension division enforcement after divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Violet Corrozzo v. Joseph Corrozzo – Tennessee divorce with pension The husband and wife were divorced in 1996 in Illinois, and the wife was awarded 40% of the husband’s pension from the Chicago police.  The husband, however,.. read more →

Do You Know How To Ask for a Tennessee Prenup?

“Of course I love you, but I have this prenup for you to sign…” There may not be an easy way to approach that first conversation about a Tennessee prenuptial agreement, but there are certainly a few poor ways to go about it. But We’re Getting Married Tomorrow! You are engaged and getting married soon… read more →

Tennessee Wife Gets Family’s Small Business, but Split Approved

Tennessee law case summary with a business in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Frank Ray Baggett v. Anne Marie Baggett – Tennessee divorce with a business The wife filed for divorce after eight years of marriage.  Shortly thereafter, the husband filed a separate action alleging that he had been improperly excluded.. read more →