Sanctions for Discovery Abuse Affirmed in Williamson County Divorce: Berg v. Berg

Facts: The parties divorced after 32 years of marriage. They survived mostly on substantial passive income from minority interests in several family businesses Husband inherited. Wife argued these entities, inherited from Husband’s parents, were marital property rather than Husband’s separate property. In pursuit of this theory, Wife engaged multiple consulting expert witnesses. By the time the […]

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Electronic Surveillance in Tennessee Family Law

This article by Marlene Moses and Manuel Russ in the May 2014 issue of the Tennessee Bar Journal may be of interest to readers of this blog. Electronic Surveillance in Family Law As everyone is aware, the use of electronic technology in business as well as people’s personal lives has grown beyond anyone’s imagination in […]

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Discovering Medical and Psychological Records in Child Custody and Divorce Actions: Culbertson v. Culbertson

Facts: This is the second interlocutory appeal in this case. In this child custody dispute, the parties agreed to engage Dr. Clement as an evaluating psychologist for the purpose of making a parenting recommendation to the trial court. Dr. Clement was expressly authorized to speak with the parties’ respective counselors. Later, upon Mother’s request, the trial […]

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