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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 29, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Phillip R. Newman and Alisha Guertin Warner, Franklin, Tennessee, for the appellant, William Stuart Davis.

Attorneys 2:

Grant C. Glassford, Brentwood, Tennessee, for the appellee, Cathy Denise Davis.

Judge(s): DINKINS

This is an appeal from the divorce in a 26-year marriage. The court awarded the divorce to Wife on the ground of inappropriate marital conduct and awarded Wife approximately 62 percent of the marital estate. The court ordered Husband to pay alimony in futuro and Wife's attorney's fees as alimony in solido. Husband appeals the court's division of the marital estate, the award of alimony in solido, and the amount of alimony in futuro awarded. We have determined that the division of the marital estate, under the circumstances presented, was equitable and that the record supports the determination to award alimony in futuro and alimony in solido; we vacate the amount awarded as alimony in futuro and remand the case for further reconsideration of the amount awarded.