Rehabilitative vs. In Futuro Alimony, Long Term Marriage Involving Physician Earning $500,000 Annually ; Sevier County Chancery Court

Santee v. Santee, (Tenn.Ct.App., filed February 15, 2018)   Trial Court:  This case involves a 26 year marriage. Husband is a radiologist who earns ($500,000) per year. Wife, a high…

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Mother Not Allowed to Impose Parenting Plan That Would Effectively Advance Her Religion While Inhibiting Father’s Religion; Cheatham County Chancery Court

Pankratz v. Pankratz, (Tenn.App.Ct, filed October 25, 2017)     Trial Court:  This case involves a post-divorce modification of a parenting plan. The trial court found that there had been…

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Husband Awarded Personal Injury Damages for Intentional Tort Committed by Wife; Sullivan County Chancery Court

    Cox v. Cox (Tenn.App.Ct., filed December 20, 2017) Trial Court:   After eleven years of marriage, Husband filed a complaint in the Chancery Court for Sullivan County, Tennessee, for…

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Court of Appeals Holds Davidson County Juvenile Court Erred in Failing to Include Father’s Musician Income and Cell Phone Fringe Benefit in Calculating Child Support

In re Grace N. (Tennessee Court of Appeals at Nashville, filed September 27, 2017) In re Grace N. involves a second appeal from the Davidson County Juvenile Court. Of note,…

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Tennessee Supreme Court Reverses Court of Appeals in Child Custody Case; Hamilton County Juvenile Court Awards Custody Change to Father Where Mother Was Employed as a Legal Prostitute in Nevada

C.W.H. v. L.A.S. (Tenn.Sup.Ct. filed December 19, 2017)     Hamilton County Juvenile Court:   This is a custody case involving the minor children of unmarried parties. Father and Mother agreed…

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