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Posted by: Landry Butler on Dec 20, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

R. Wayne Culbertson, Kingsport, Tennessee, for the appellant, Carolyn Ellen Cox.

Attorneys 2:

David W. Blankenship, Kingsport, Tennessee, for the appellee, Roy D. Cox.

Judge(s): MCBRAYER

This appeal arises from a combined judgment of divorce and an award of damages in tort. After awarding the husband a divorce, the court classified, valued, and divided the marital property. The court also granted the husband a judgment for compensatory and punitive damages arising from an intentional tort committed by the wife. The wife raises numerous issues on appeal, including the classification of marital property, the equitable division of the marital estate, and the amount of the damages award. Because the court’s order lacks sufficient findings of fact and conclusions of law to explain its division of the marital estate or the amount of punitive damages awarded, we vacate those portions of the court’s judgment and remand for entry of an order in compliance with Rule 52.01 of the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure. In all other respects, we affirm.