Family & Divorce

Tennessee case summary on property division and standard for new trial in divorce. Sonya Lee Westbrooks v. Earl Lavon Westbrooks The husband and wife in this Hamilton County, Tennessee, case had been married for twenty years when the wife filed for divorce in 2013.  The trial took place in 2017.  The husband had a retirement account that predated the marriage, but he never produced documentation showing the account’s value at the time of the marriage. …
We are supposed to enjoy the holidays. And usually, we do. Or, at least some of the time. But when you are divorcing in December, sometimes the holidays feel completely overwhelming. For weeks you are distracted with holiday planning, shopping, school events and work deadlines. Then all of a sudden, EVERYTHING hits you like a ton of bricks. We get it – Which is exactly why we turned to our friends who have survived divorce-related-holiday-overwhelm…
Facts: Husband, 62, and Wife, 67, divorced after 26 years of marriage. Wife is in good health and works as a speech therapist for the U.S. military school system in Germany. Because of health issues, Husband can only work a sedentary job. They are the biological parents of one child and the adoptive parents of another child with developmental delays. After the adoption, Husband became a stay-at-home parent and homemaker. He has not been employed…
Fayette County, Tennessee Courthouse Tennessee case summary on property division, custody, child support in divorce. Sara Kelley Poole v. Ronald Ellis Kinslow The husband and wife in this case had been married for less than four years when the wife filed for divorce in Wilson County, Tennessee.  It had been the wife’s first marriage and the husband’s fourth, and the couple had one child.  The husband was the primary wage earner, and the wife was…
If a couple decides to resolve their divorce using the collaborative divorce process, they will have the benefit of working together and with a team to develop their short and long-term holiday plans. In New York, families who work within the collaborative divorce process sit down and discuss the holidays with their family specialist, who serves as a child specialist and a coach for the parties’ communication. When the parties use the collaborative divorce process
Facts: When the parties married, Wife was an American citizen. After moving to the United States following the wedding, Husband eventually became an American citizen. At the time of the marriage, Husband was a full-time medical student earning no income. Wife earned $40,000 per year working for an accountant. Husband’s education and career caused of the parties to relocate throughout the marriage. After 13 years of marriage, Husband filed for divorce. By the time…