MICHAEL LEE GIVENS v. TRISTINE ANN GIVENS - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Sep 29, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Elizabeth M. Hill, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Tristine Ann Givens.

Attorneys 2:

W. Gerald Tidwell, Jr. and Todd A. Davis, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellee, Michael Lee Givens.

Judge(s): SWINEY

Michael Lee Givens (“Husband”) sued Tristine Ann Givens (“Wife”) for divorce. The case was tried, and the Circuit Court for Hamilton County (“the Trial Court”) entered its order on January 12, 2016, inter alia, granting a divorce and distributing the marital property. Wife appeals raising issues regarding the classification and distribution of the marital property. We find and hold that the Trial Court erred in categorizing the real property located on Taggart Drive (“Taggart”) as Husband’s separate property. We, therefore, modify the categorization of Taggart to reflect that Taggart is marital property and remand this case for an equitable distribution of the marital estate taking Taggart into account as a marital asset. We affirm the remainder of the Trial Court’s judgment.

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