“Economically Disadvantaged” Finding Is Contested in Brentwood, Tennessee Divorce: Norman v. Norman

Facts: Husband and Wife divorced after 22 years of marriage. During the last eight years of marriage, they jointly owned and operated a durable medical supplies company. Prior to starting the company, Wife worked as an elementary school teacher. Both parties contributed to the company’s success. While Husband was responsible for the financial aspects of […]

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Prenuptial Agreement Invalidated in Roane County, TN Divorce: Grubb v. Grubb

Facts: Two years after Husband, 40, met Wife, 18, at the dry cleaners, they married. Shortly after the relationship began, Wife moved in with Husband and stopped working at the dry cleaners. Husband, the owner of a rent-two-own business, provided for them both, and Wife soon became financially dependent on Husband. Two days before the […]

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Postjudgment Interest Reversed in Sumner County, TN Divorce: Cardle v. Cardle

Facts: After 15 years of marriage, Husband and Wife divorced. Wife was awarded a mixture of rehabilitative alimony, transitional alimony, and alimony in solido. The alimony in solido award was for Wife’s attorney’s fees and totaled $12,239.29. The trial court granted Husband’s request to pay the alimony in solido in monthly installments of $203.99 over […]

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Rehabilitative Alimony and Duration of Marriage Examined in Springfield, TN Divorce: Henson v. Henson

Facts: Husband and Wife were married for nine years before Wife discovered Husband’s affair and filed for divorce. They have no children. During the marriage, they moved frequently to accommodate Husband’s military career. Husband retired from the military and worked as a helicopter instructor pilot for a contractor in Dubai. Including his military retirement and […]

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Life Insurance to Secure Payment of Alimony Is Modified in Chattanooga, TN Divorce: Stratienko v. Stratienko

Facts: Husband and Wife divorced after 24 years of marriage. Wife served as a stay-at-home mother while Husband worked in his medical practice. The trial court equally divided the marital property, with each party receiving assets totaling $3.4 million. After finding that Wife had suffered economic detriment for the benefit of the marriage, the trial […]

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Alimony Recipient’s Cohabitation with Adult Children at Issue in Crossville, TN Alimony Modification: Schrade v. Schrade

Facts: During the marriage, Husband and Wife lived off the income from a trust fund and stock portfolio. When they divorced in 2008, the trial court approved their marital dissolution agreement, which provided that Husband would pay 35% of the income from the trust fund and stock portfolio to Wife as alimony in futuro. Notably, […]

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Alimony Modification Reversed in Clarksville, Tennessee Postdivorce Dispute: Hauf v. Hauf

Facts: Husband and Wife divorced after 27 years of marriage. The trial court approved their marital dissolution agreement in which Husband agreed to pay alimony in futuro in the amount of $1500 per month. Husband worked as a helicopter pilot for military contractors in the Middle East. His employment contracts were renewed annually and required him […]

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