Spring in the Smokies

It has been a wonderful springtime in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Wildflowers abound, turkeys are strutting, the forest is filling in, and the black bear cubs are as adorable as ever. I hope you enjoy some of the images I was fortunate to capture this year as Spring arrived in the Smokies. Click […]

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Property Division and Alimony Modified in Gallatin Divorce: Hatfield v. Hatfield

Facts: After 24 years of marriage, the parties were divorced. Both parties were 46 years old. Wife was primarily a stay-at-home parent after the parties’ first child was born. After a two-day trial, the trial court found [Wife] had a need of $2,300 per month. [Husband] had the ability to pay only $1,500.00 per month. […]

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Unclean Hands Leads to Loss of Property in Sparta Divorce: Jolley v. Jolley

Facts: After 28 years of marriage, Wife filed for divorce. Husband and Wife owned a piece of property with unrelated Third Party. A few months after the divorce was filed, Husband transferred his interest in the property to his sister and brother-in-law. Third Party then filed a partition action that named Husband and Wife as […]

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Dismissal of Humboldt Divorce for Lack of Jurisdiction Reversed: Wilken v. Wilken

Facts: The parties lived in Maryland throughout their 19-year marriage. In 2007 or 2008, Husband left the marital home in Maryland. Several months later, he moved to Tennessee. About one year after he moved to Tennessee, Husband filed for divorce in Tennessee. Wife filed an Answer and a Counterclaim for divorce. The trial court conducted the […]

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Thankful to Live in East Tennessee

To give you a break from the usual updates on Tennessee divorce law on this day of Thanksgiving, I decided to share a few photographs I took last month while exploring the Smoky Mountains. All photos were taken by me in October, 2012. Enjoy! And Happy Thanksgiving! Click the thumbnail to see the larger photograph. […]

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K.O. Herston Named “Top Attorney” for Family Law, Divorce, and Child Support in Knoxville, Tennessee

CityView Magazine just published its “Top Attorneys” issue. Knoxville lawyers were asked to vote for the best attorneys in various practice areas. I am honored to announce that I was selected by my colleagues as one of the best Knoxville lawyers practicing Family Law, Divorce, and Child Support. The article explains: We are all blessed to […]

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Property Classification and Fraudulent Conveyance: Phillips v. Rountree

Facts: Husband and Wife divorced after a 17-year marriage. The parties jointly owned a Ford truck. Husband also acquired a GMC truck from his sister, which vehicle was titled solely to Husband. Two months before Husband filed for divorce, Wife transferred title of the Ford truck to Wife’s adult son and claimed it was payment […]

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Knoxville Snow!

Knoxville was covered with five inches of snow yesterday. I was scheduled to take some depositions but they had to be cancelled. I took my mountain bike out for a spin around the neighborhood instead.   Information provided by K.O. Herston, Tennessee Divorce Lawyer.

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