When does a Material Change in Circumstances Warrant a Modification of a Parenting Plan?

Another Alimony Correction Court of Appeals Win for Donald Capparella

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...
When does a Material Change in Circumstances Warrant a Modification of a Parenting Plan?

How Taxable Income Can Impact A Spouse’s Ability To Pay Alimony

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...
When does a Material Change in Circumstances Warrant a Modification of a Parenting Plan?

“Final” Doesn’t Mean Last When It Comes to Court Orders

In Tennessee, a “final order” is not necessarily the last order that a court enters at the trial level, and that’s an important point to know when considering whether a litigant has a right to appeal. Generally in Tennessee, parties in civil trial...

Big Changes to Appellate Procedure in Tennessee

Big changes are coming to Tennessee’s appellate courts in 2017. While news of the move to electronic filing is not new, the recently filed proposed amendments to the Tennessee Rules of Appellate Procedure have some significant changes to make way for the...

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