LEANN BARNES v. DAVID ELLETT BARNES - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Oct 17, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

LeAnn Barnes, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

Daryl M. South, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the appellee, David Ellett Barnes.

Judge(s): DINKINS

This appeal comes before us a second time. In the first appeal, we affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the trial court and remanded the case for the trial court to determine the manner in which to divide the marital estate given the adjustments we made and the nature of the marital assets; we also vacated the trial court’s amended order modifying the original award of alimony and reinstated the original award. On remand, the court entered an order providing that the Wife’s interest in Husband’s 401K Plan would be increased in the amount of the adjustments ordered by this court, to be made pursuant to the Qualified Domestic Relations Order which was also entered by the court; the court awarded Wife a judgment for the difference in the alimony awarded in the original decree and that paid by Husband pursuant to the amended decree. In this appeal, Wife challenges the trial court’s compliance with this court’s instructions. We find that the orders entered by the court comply with the instructions of this court as to the division of the marital estate; we modify the order relating to the award of alimony to specifically state the amount and type of alimony awarded.

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