Family & Divorce

Tennessee child custody and support modification case summary on income determination. Todd Scot v. Erin Dawn Scot The mother and father in this Williamson County, Tennessee, case were divorced in 2013.  The mother was named the primary residential parent of the couple’s two children, and she was awarded 265 days per year of parenting time.  In 2017, the father filed a motion to modify the parenting plan.  He asked to be named the primary residential…
Kogut & Wilson is delighted to announce Eva Kogut and Bryan Wilson have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020. This is the third consecutive year both Eva and Bryan have been recognized in the field of Family Law and the second consecutive year Eva was recognized in Collaborative Law: Family Law. This year marks Eva’s debut in the field of Family Law Mediation. Eva and Bryan understand that…
Dickinson Law is pleased to announce that 19 of the firms’ attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  Attorney F. Richard Lyford was also recognized by Best Lawyers® as the Litigation – Real Estate  “Lawyer of the Year” in Des Moines. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence and is the oldest and…
Tennessee alimony modification case summary. Leann Barnes v. David Ellett Barnes The husband and wife in this Bedford County, Tennessee, case had been married for over 25 years when the wife filed for divorce in 2009.  A trial was held in 2011, and the wife was initially granted alimony of $6,000 per month.  There was an April 2014 appeal in which this amount was reinstated, and additional issues were addressed in an October 2016 appeal.…
Facts: When Husband and Wife divorced in 2004, their marital dissolution agreement required Husband to pay alimony in futuro of $950 a month. He was also required to pay various additional expenses for Wife. Notably, the marital dissolution agreement required Husband to notify Wife if his address changed. Eleven years later, Wife petitioned for contempt and sought to recover $234,519 in alimony arrearages—with interest—plus her attorney’s fees. The proof showed that Husband received substantial income during…
For mobile/virtual business owners meeting clients in public is pretty common practice. This article will introduce the discussion of protecting your client’s privacy in the process. Whether you own a mobile/virtual business or not, you’ve likely taken advantage of a coffee shop or other public venue to meet with a client. NOTE: If you have done this then you have whether knowingly or not, utilized the convenience of a mobile office and an Office Without…
Tennessee case summary on vacating divorce years later. Sharon Kay Middendorf v. Byron Scott Middendorf The husband and wife in this Davidson County, Tennessee, case were married in 1983 and had one child.  The parties separated in 2011, and the wife filed for divorce in 2012.  There were settlement negotiations, and the parties came up with a marital dissolution agreement, which the wife’s attorney prepared.  After the court failed to approve the first agreement, it…
Tennessee child custody modification case summary. Mary Alice Akins v. Griff Elliott Akins The  mother and father in this Wilson County, Tennessee, were the parents of a child born in 2008 and were divorced in 2013.  The permanent parenting plan named the mother as the primary residential parent with 265 days of residential parenting time.  The father was awarded 100 days of supervised parenting time.  The father suffered from various illnesses, including a bipolar condition…