Attorney’s Fees Awarded as Alimony in Tennessee Divorce: Pettigrew v. Pettigrew:

Facts: After 31 years of marriage, Wife, 54, and Husband, 64, were divorced. Wife, a homemaker, was the economically disadvantaged spouse. Wife was awarded $500,000 in liquid assets from the equitable division of the marital estate. Wife was also awarded seven years of transitional alimony, with payments of $4,500 per month in year one, and then […]

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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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Post-Divorce Challenge to Marital Dissolution Agreement Leads to Substantial Sanctions in Tennessee: Schutt v. Miller

Facts: The parties’ divorce was resolved by a Mediation Agreement executed by both parties and their lawyers. One month later, Husband accepted a new job with substantial income, including stock options. (Husband’s job ended two months later when his employer went out of business.) A few weeks later, the trial court approved a marital dissolution […]

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Herston on Tennessee Family Law = “Favorite Family Law Blog”

Yesterday I learned that this little blog I started several years ago to help educate those interested in matrimonial and family law in Tennessee was voted a Finalist in the About.com Readers’ Choice Awards in the category of “Favorite Family Law Blog.“ Pretty cool, huh? I’m going to come right out and say it: I want to […]

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