When divorce ends a long-term marriage, a court usually has to make a decision about an award of alimony. In this case, the trial court properly found that the wife was entitled to alimony, but did not properly account for the wife’s own income-earning capacity. In its alimony analysis, the trial court determined that amount of income the wife needed to sustain a similar lifestyle was $9,700...read more
Alimony in futuro is more likely to be awarded after a lengthy marriage, when one spouse is more economically disadvantaged than the other, and it’s typically awarded for life or until the economically disadvantaged spouse gets remarried. Donald Capparella recently argued two separate cases addressing alimony in futuro at the Court of Appeals. In the case discussed here, a husband was wrongfully...read more
Many prenuptial agreements contemplate that one spouse will receive alimony, and it is difficult to imagine a prenup that does not establish an intention to delineate between separate and marital property. However, a failure to define terms can result in confusion. The recent Tennessee Court of Appeals case Seifert v. Seifert presented just such a situation. In Seifert, the parties’...read more
The Nashville Sports Authority is putting together a bid for a WNBA expansion team.
"Tennessee loves winners. If you can provide a team that wins, bring great talent here, it's a great place,"
says Carolyn Peck former Vanderbilt basketball star and WNBA Head Coach and GM. https://t.co/CmXwIz4DqH