Trial Court Modified Agreed Parenting Plan by Adding Injunction – “No Homosexual Activity Around Children”; Sumner County Chancery Court Reversed

  Brantley v. Brantley (Tenn.Ct.App., filed September 15, 2017).  Appeal from Sumner County Chancery Court.   Trial Court:   Father filed a pro se complaint for divorce from Mother in the…

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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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