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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Jun 24, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robbie T. Beal and Erin W. Nations, Franklin, Tennessee, for the appellant, Corey Daniel Hopwood.

Attorneys 2:

Russ Heldman, Franklin, Tennessee, for the appellee, Andrea Renea Hopwood.

Judge(s): STAFFORD

This appeal concerns several issues relative to a divorce. We agree with the trial court that Mother is a candidate for rehabilitative alimony. We reverse the trial court as to the duration of the award, however, reducing the award to eight years. We also vacate the trial court‘s ruling with regard to the amount of the alimony award and remand to the trial court for reconsideration of Father‘s ability to pay alimony consistent with his other obligations. Finally, we reverse the trial court‘s award of attorney‘s fees anticipated to be incurred on appeal and vacate the trial court‘s award of all of Mother‘s requested attorney‘s fees, instead remanding to the trial court for a determination of only those fees attributable to child custody and child support. All other issues are affirmed.