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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 1, 2016

Head Comment: With dissenting opinion

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Francis King, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Terri Allison Donaldson.

Attorneys 2:

William L. Moore, Gallatin, Tennessee, for the appellee, Earl G. Donaldson.

Judge(s): DINKINS

In this divorce action, the trial court awarded alimony in futuro to Husband in the amount of $1,450.00 per month. Wife appeals, contending that the findings that Husband had a need for alimony and Wife had the ability to pay, as well as the nature, amount, and duration of the award, are not supported by the record. In making the award, the court did not find that rehabilitative, transitional, or short term alimony was inappropriate, and the findings of fact do not otherwise allow for a review of the award. We vacate the award and remand the case for further consideration of the nature, amount, and duration of the award of alimony.