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Monthly Archives: December 2019

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Not All Alimony Recipients in Tennessee Are Women

By Patrick L. Looper |

Finances can be a major source of conflict in a marriage and an even bigger source of conflict after a divorce.  When one party earns significantly more than the other, it can lead to resentment from both sides; the higher earning spouse can feel that their partner is freeloading off of them, while the… Read More »

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Beyond the (Reefer) Madness: The Straight Truth About Marijuana and Child Custody in Tennessee

By Patrick L. Looper |

If you are going to smoke weed, Tennessee is not the best place to do it.  Tennessee’s laws leave very little wiggle room for medical cannabis use.  The only cannabis product that Tennessee classifies as “medical cannabis” is CBD oil; anything that contains THC is plain old marijuana, an illegal drug even for people… Read More »

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Divorce After a Long Marriage Is Not an Automatic Guarantee of Permanent Alimony

By Patrick L. Looper |

In Tennessee, in futuro alimony, also known as permanent alimony, is alimony to be paid in monthly installments with no end date specified; it typically ends when one of the spouses dies or when the recipient spouse remarries.  Tennessee courts only award in futuro alimony when the other types of alimony, all of which… Read More »

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