Parent Must File Petition to Modify Child Support; Unilateral Modification Ends in Child Support Arrearage in Shelby County Juvenile Court

STATE EX REL. JANA RUTH ALFORD NICHOLS v. RANDALL NELSON SONGSTAD, (Tenn.Ct.App. May 17, 2018).       TRIAL COURT:   Father and Mother were divorced in the Chancery Court of…

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Trial Court Reversed in Rutherford County, Tennessee Divorce; Trial Court Ordered to Award Significantly More Parenting Time to Father

WAFA BADAWI HINDIYEH v. WALEED FAWZI ABED, (Tenn.Ct.App., April 25, 2018).   TRIAL COURT:   This appeal arises from a divorce.  Wife sued Husband for divorce in the Chancery Court for…

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Penalties Associated With Fraudulently Obtained Unemployment Benefits Are Not Dischargeable in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy; Sixth Circuit

  Andrews, et al. v. Michigan Unemployment Ins. Agency, (6th Circuit, May 29, 2018.)       These two cases, consolidated for oral argument, present the same question regarding whether…

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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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