THERESA AILEEN BLOUNT v. HOWARD PAUL BLOUNT, III - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Mar 22, 2018

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joe R. Judkins, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for the appellant, Howard Paul Blount, III.

Attorneys 2:

Lisa Collins Werner, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Theresa Aileen Blount.

Judge(s): SUSANO

This case involves a post-divorce petition seeking military retirement benefits not allocated at the time of the divorce. The trial court awarded Theresa Aileen Blount (Wife) the requested benefits over the objection of her former spouse, Howard Paul Blount, III (Husband). The trial court also awarded Wife attorney’s fees in the amount of $6,000. Husband appeals. Wife raises her own issues. She seeks additional attorney’s fees; an award of travel expenses; and a remand to the trial court for the purpose of calculating Wife’s entitlement in accordance with the “retained jurisdiction method.” We affirm the trial court’s order granting benefits. We remand the case to the trial court for the purpose of (1) determining the appropriate valuation method for calculating Wife’s benefits and (2) thereafter describing each party’s respective legal interest in Husband’s military pension.

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