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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 1, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Sandra F. Jones, Jon Steven Jablonski, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Golden E. Hand, Sr.

Attorneys 2:

David Scott Parsley, Michael K. Parsley, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Diane S. Hand.

Judge(s): COTTRELL

The parties married twice and divorced twice. Under the terms of their second divorce decree, the wife was awarded the marital home, the husband and wife were made jointly responsible for the mortgage on the home, and the husband was ordered to pay the wife alimony in futuro of $1,200 per month. About five years after their second divorce became final, the husband filed a petition to terminate or to modify his alimony obligation. He alleged among other things that his income had declined and that his wife no longer needed his support, as demonstrated by her conveyance of the marital home without consideration to the party’s son, and her relationship with her new boyfriend. For her part, the wife petitioned the trial court to increase the husband’s alimony obligation, alleging that her need had actually increased because her physical ailments had worsened and that the monthly cost of medications to treat them had soared. The trial court denied both petitions. We affirm.