Family & Divorce

This article by Alan J. Hawkins and Betsy Vandenberghe in National Review is interesting. Divorce Rates Are Falling, but Put a Hold on the Celebration The specter of divorce still haunts young adults and disadvantaged couples, contributing to family instability. We don’t hear much about divorce these days, except to celebrate news that it’s trending downward. In light of the most recent American Family Survey, observers have noted that many Americans are too pessimistic…
Tennessee child support modification case summary. Andrea (Messer) Schwager v. Timothy Scott Messer The mother and father in this Shelby County, Tennessee, case were both dentists.  They entered into a marital dissolution agreement in 2009, and this was adopted by the court.  The father was responsible for a larger portion of the marital debt, and the trial court relieved the father of his full child support obligation in recognition of this.  The final child support…
Facts: When Husband and Wife divorced, they entered into a marital dissolution agreement that required Husband to pay Wife $2200 per month as spousal support. The marital dissolution agreement said: Husband will pay to Wife the sum of $2200 per month as periodic alimony until the first of the following events: (a) the death of either party; (b) the remarriage of Wife; or (c) seven years. After their divorce, Wife dated Boyfriend. Two years later,…
Follow us on LinkedIn Tennessee alimony modification case summary after 21 years married. Deborah Lynn Mathews v. Douglas Clay Mathews The husband and wife in this Davidson County, Tennessee, case had been married 24 years at the time of their 2011 divorce.  The parties entered into a marital dissolution agreement which, among other things, required the husband to pay alimony in futuro of $10,000 per month, but the obligation would terminate if the wife remarried or…