KIP HAROLD ROBY v. TERESA COAKLEY ROBY - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Aug 1, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Steven C. Girsky, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Kip Harold Roby.

Attorneys 2:

Katie B. Klinghard, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Teresa Coakley Roby.

Judge(s): MCBRAYER

This case arises out of the demise of a long-term marriage. The trial court granted the wife a divorce based on the husband’s inappropriate marital conduct and, after finding the wife economically disadvantaged, awarded her transitional alimony for a duration of 12 years. The husband appeals the final decree of absolute divorce solely on the issue of alimony. Our review of the record leads us to conclude that the trial court did not err in awarding alimony, nor did it err in the amount or duration of its award. However, we modify the court’s award of transitional alimony to an award of alimony in futuro. We affirm in all other respects.

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