Alimony in Tennessee – new Supreme Court Case

20 September 2011 Categories: All Blogs, Family Law and Divorce

Back in early June, we wrote a blog on a Supreme Court case regarding alimony that could change the way alimony is decided in Tennessee if the Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeals.

Well the opinion came out recently, and we wanted to provide you with an update. The Supreme Court overruled the Court of Appeals and reinstated the Trial Court’s findings that alimony was not proper in the case. The Supreme Court made some important findings on alimony, including setting out clearer definitions of the four types of alimony, which we will be discussing in upcoming blogs. One main factor that was discussed was that the need of the party requesting the alimony is important, and in this case, a young, healthy wife making $72,000 did not show she was in need of any alimony from a husband making around $100,000 before bonuses.

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