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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Breadwinning Women Are Driving Alimony Reform

This article by Beth Pinsker in Time Magazine is interesting. Breadwinning Women Are Driving Alimony Reform 3% of all alimony recipients are men. When alimony reform comes to Florida, it may be too late for Tarie MacMillan, a 65-year-old who runs a jewelry business near Tampa. MacMillan was ordered to pay her ex-husband $7,000 a […]

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Permanent Alimony Reversed in Ripley, TN Divorce: Ezekiel v. Ezekiel

Facts: Husband and Wife divorced after 24 years of marriage. Wife was 58 years old, in good health, and working full-time. Husband was 47 years old, in fair health, and working full-time. Wife requested $700 per month in alimony in futuro. The trial court awarded wife $250 per month in alimony in futuro until she […]

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No Cohabitation Means No Alimony Reduction in Murfreesboro, TN: Wiser v. Wiser

Facts: Husband and Wife divorced after 23 years of marriage. Husband was ordered to pay alimony in futuro of $10,000 per month. Several years later, Husband petitioned to reduce or terminate his alimony obligation on the grounds of Wife’s cohabitation with her boyfriend. The trial court found Wife was not cohabitating with anyone. Husband appealed. […]

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Alimony Terminated after Retirement in Chattanooga Divorce: Odom v. Odom

Facts: Husband and Wife divorced after 37 years of marriage. The marital estate was equally divided and Wife was awarded alimony in futuro of $10,000 per month. Five years later, Husband filed a petition to terminate alimony because of his pending retirement from the practice of orthopedic surgery. By the time of trial, Husband was […]

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Alimony Modification After Retirement Reversed in Memphis: Malkin v. Malkin

Facts: Husband and Wife divorced in 1998. Wife was awarded alimony in futuro of $3500 per month until her death or remarriage. Five years later, the trial court reduced Husband’s monthly alimony obligation to $2870 because of a decline in Husband’s income. Years later, Husband petitioned to modify his alimony obligation on the grounds that […]

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Permanent Alimony Reversed in Roane Co., TN Divorce: Calloway v. Calloway

Facts: Husband and Wife divorced after 38 years of marriage. Wife was 58 years old at the time of trial and earned approximately $60,000 as a schoolteacher. Husband was 59 years old and earned approximately $134,000 as a welding inspector. Wife was granted a divorce on the grounds of Husband’s adultery. Wife was awarded the […]

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Permanent Alimony Reversed in Williamson Co., TN Divorce: Willenberg v. Willenberg

Facts: The parties divorced after 23 years of marriage. Husband earned between $100,000 and $120,000 per year, depending on bonuses. Wife earned $39,000 per year but had the capability to earn up to $50,000 with additional education. The trial court found Wife could not be rehabilitated and awarded her alimony in futuro of $2000 per […]

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No Relief for Failure to Include Potential Tax Liability in Alimony Request: Salvucci v. Salvucci

Facts: The parties divorced after 27 years of marriage. Husband, 58, is a cardiologist earning $550,000 a year. Wife, 54, has been a stay-at-home parent and homemaker for 25 years. Wife sought alimony at trial. The trial court found Wife “has been forced to abandon her marriage relationship where she enjoyed significant security because Husband […]

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