Facebook Posts Lead to Order of Protection in Memphis, Tennessee: Purifoy v. Mafa

Facts: Woman works as a Legal Aid staff attorney representing domestic-violence victims. Man is an occupational therapist with PhD’s from both Oxford and Cambridge in England. In 2013, Man’s ex-girlfriend sought an order of protection against him. Woman was a fact witness who briefly testified in the hearing. The order of protection was denied. Eight […]

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Postdivorce Abuse of Process Action Leads to Dismissal and Sanctions against Lawyer in Chattanooga, TN: Parvin v. Newman

Facts: During the pendency of Husband and Wife’s divorce proceedings, Wife filed a motion asking that Husband be held in civil contempt for failing to pay certain expenses and perform certain acts as he had been ordered. Husband and Wife eventually settled their divorce, and the trial court adopted their settlement agreement. That agreement provided that […]

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Agreed Child Support Order Not Void in Memphis Child Support Modification: State ex rel. Rogers v. Lewis

Facts: Mother and Father are the unmarried parents of Child. All the way back in 1999, the trial court approved the parties’ agreed order establishing paternity, awarding custody to Mother, ordering Father to pay Child’s birth expenses and medical insurance, and stating that the parties agreed no additional child support should be owed. Despite this […]

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