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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When Couples Divorce, Who Gets to Keep the Dog? (Or Cat.)

I found this article by Christopher Mele in The New York Times to be of interest. When Couples Divorce, Who Gets to Keep the Dog? (Or Cat.) When couples get divorced, children are not the only ones who can get caught in custody disputes. Fights over other members of the family — beloved pets — […]

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Division of Military Retirement in Murfreesboro, TN Divorce: Collins v. Collins

Facts: Husband and Wife divorced after 18 years of marriage. On the day the case was scheduled to go to trial, Husband and Wife entered into a written agreement signed by both parties and their lawyers where Husband agreed, in relevant part, to pay Wife $2100 from his monthly military retirement benefit of $3678. The […]

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Divorce and the Shared Mortgage

This article by Lisa Prevost in The New York Times may be of interest. Divorce and the Shared Mortgage Deciding what to do with the house can be a major quandary for couples getting a divorce, particularly when they share a mortgage. When there is equity in the home, each spouse typically wants to take […]

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