Facebook Posts Serves as Basis for Order of Protection for Stalking and Harassment; Shelby County Circuit Court

    Purifoy v. Mafa, (Tenn.Ct.App., filed September 28, 2017)   After a lengthy hearing, the trial court granted an order of protection to Ms. Purifoy based upon its finding…

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U.S. District Court for Middle District of Tennessee Opens Door for Reinstatement of Drivers’ Licenses

See the link below to an article written by Toby Sells in the Memphis Flyer that discusses a recent class action lawsuit that seeks to stop Tennessee's policy of suspending…

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Court of Appeals Holds Lack of Interest in Rehabilitation on Part of Economically Disadvantaged Spouse Does Not Alone Entitle Spouse to Long-Term Alimony

Hallums v. Hallums, (Tenn.Ct.App., filed June 21, 2017).    This case involves an appeal from a final decree of divorce following a 25-year marriage in which the court awarded alimony…

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Tennessee Supreme Court Reverses Court of Appeals in Termination of Parental Rights Case; Trial Court Must Consider All Statutory Factors in Best Interests Analysis

In re Gabriella D., ET AL. (Tenn. Sup. Ct., filed September 29, 2017)  The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (“DCS”) removed three children from the custody of their parents and…

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Hamilton County Trial Court Erred in Categorizing Real Property as Husband’s Separate Property

Michael Givens v. Tristine Givens, (Tenn.Ct.App. at Knoxville, filed September 29, 2017) One of the issues raised on appeal in this case concerns the classification of property as either separate…

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