December 21

When Is Alimony In Futuro Inappropriate?

The Tennessee Court of Appeals at Jackson, in Holdsworth v. Holdsworth, 2015 Tenn. App. LEXIS 424 recently considered whether the trial court’s award of alimony in futuro of $4000 a month until her death or remarriage was appropriate. The parties were married about 17 years before the Husband filed for divorce. They had one child.

October 16

Family Law- Temporary Support in Divorce Proceedings

In Shelby County, Tennessee, after a divorce Complaint is filed, a party may seek temporary child support or alimony to be paid until the case is concluded and a Final Decree of Divorce is entered. If there are children, then a parent can move for temporary child support and the Judge will refer the matter.

October 6

What is Marital Property Under Tennessee Law? – Part II

Marital property can also include a personal injury, workers compensation, social security disability action and other settlements for wages lost during the marriage, reimbursement for medical bills incurred and paid with marital property, and property damage to marital property. Under the law, when deciding whether another spouse has substantially contributed to the increase in value.

September 22

Best Interest of Child in Child Custody Decisions

When the mother and father are divorcing, or if they were never married, and a custody decision is sought in the courts, under Tennessee Code Annotated 36-6-106(a), the courts will apply a best interest of the child analysis in order to determine which parent should have primary custody or if the parents should have joint.

January 29

What is the Legal Process for an Uncontested Divorce in Tennessee?

So, you and your spouse have decided to divorce. What are the legal steps needed? First, you will need to gather the information necessary for preparation of the official court documents. For the Complaint for Divorce, you will need the names and dates of birth of your children and the address where they have resided.