Presumption of Gift of Separate Property Rebutted in Jackson, Tennessee Divorce: Harper v. Harper

Facts: The parties divorced after six years of marriage. Prior to the marriage, Wife owned three tracts of real estate. Six months into the marriage, Wife signed quitclaim deeds jointly titling the properties with Husband. Wife testified she never wanted to transfer any interest in the properties to Husband. She said Husband harassed and berated her […]

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Modern Love: How the Internet Has Transformed the Search for Love and Partnership

This article in The Economist is interesting. Modern Love How the Internet Has Transformed the Search for Love and Partnership The internet has transformed the way people work and communicate. It has upended industries, from entertainment to retailing. But its most profound effect may well be on the biggest decision that most people make—choosing a […]

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Judgment Affirmed after No-Show in Cookeville, Tennessee Divorce: Jackson v. Jackson

Facts: Husband filed for divorce after 25 years of marriage, and Wife filed a counter-complaint. After the trial had been rescheduled four times and Husband’s third lawyer withdrew, on August 31 the trial court rescheduled the trial for October 31, i.e., 60 days later and five years after the complaint for divorce was filed, and said […]

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The Child-Free Life: Why so Many American Women Are Deciding Not to Have Kids

This article by Petula Dvorak in The Washington Post is interesting. The Child-Free Life: Why so Many American Women Are Deciding Not to Have Kids Oh, come on, millennial women. Just look at us. Frantic and apologizing, overwhelmed between staff meetings and gymnastics, shamed for bottle-feeding, booted for breastfeeding, passed over for promotions, denied on the […]

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