ELIZABETH E. IVEY GOODRICH v. JOHN EXERA GOODRICH, JR. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Apr 26, 2018

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

B. Lynn Morton and Nick T. Tooley, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellant, John Exera Goodrich, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Stacy A. Turner, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Elizabeth E. Ivey Goodrich.

Judge(s): MCBRAYER

As part of a divorce proceeding, the trial court ordered a father to pay child support. Within two months thereafter, the father lost his job as a finance manager for an automotive dealership. The father filed a motion to modify his child support obligation and took a job in another field, making significantly less money. The father claimed that a more lucrative job was not available to him because he only had a high school education. And he did not wish to pursue another job as an automotive dealership finance manager due to the long hours, pressure, and deleterious effect of the job on his health. The mother opposed the motion to modify, claiming that the father was voluntarily underemployed. The trial court agreed. On appeal, the father challenges only the court’s determination that he was voluntarily underemployed. After a review of the record, we affirm.

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