Joint Ownership of Property after Divorce Affirmed in Chattanooga, Tennessee: Brown v. Brown

Facts: During this eight-year marriage, Wife was a stay-at-home mother to the parties’ two children. Husband worked as a software engineer earning $155,000 a year. Husband asked the trial court to sell the marital residence because Wife could not refinance the mortgage into her name. The trial court awarded the marital residence to Wife with the […]

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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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