Unequal Property Division Affirmed in Lebanon, Tennessee Divorce: Dewald v. Dewald

Facts: Wife was a 19-year-old college student when she met Husband, then 27 years old. Within a few weeks after meeting, Wife dropped out of college and moved in with Husband. They married six months later and have one son. When they married, Wife entered the marriage with, according to the trial court, “nothing but the […]

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Tennessee Family Law Legislative Update 2017

Hello, friends! It’s that time of year again—time to review how our legislators made Tennessee family law worse than it was this time last year. First, let’s all take a minute to chug a jar of East Tennessee moonshine to prepare ourselves for what’s to come. OK, now that we’re sufficiently numb, let’s get started. Hit us with your best shot, […]

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What Is the Remedy When a Party Violates the Automatic Injunction?: Coleman v. Olson Presents a Case of First Impression in Tennessee

Facts: Mother and Father married in 2007. Their child was born the following year. In the summer of 2012, they began having marital problems. This culminated in a physical altercation that resulted in Mother’s arrest. Upon her release from jail, Mother moved into the home of a friend. Mother filed a complaint for divorce on […]

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