SIAMAK KADIVAR v. NAHID FATHIAMIRKHIZ a/k/a NANCY AMIR - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on May 16, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stephen C. Knight and Nader Baydoun, Brentwood, Tennessee, for the appellant, Nahid Fathiamirkhiz.

Attorneys 2:

Rebecca K. McKelvey, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Siamak Kadivar.

Judge(s): ARMSTRONG

This is a divorce case. Prior to the parties? marriage, Husband started a used car dealership with his father. Husband continued to operate the business after he and his wife were married. Husband bought his father?s interest in the company after the marriage and became the sole owner. After the parties separated, the business?s value continued to increase. Husband filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. The trial court granted the divorce, and the parties agreed that the business was marital property at the time of the marriage. The trial court found that Wife did not substantially contribute to the business after the parties separated and that any increase in its value was Husband?s separate property. We reverse the trial court?s finding that the business was separate property after the parties separated, modify the judgment to reflect this reversal, and affirm in all other respects.