Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2015’

Contract Provisions

Contracts contain provisions frequently and unfortunately dismissed as “boilerplate.” “Boilerplate” comes from the newspaper business and originally referred to metal sheets produced regionally or nationally and shipped to local newspapers for use on local presses without change. “Boilerplate” now describes standard contract provisions which can be changed only with difficulty. An integration or merger clause is frequently found among a …

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Modification of Alimony in Futuro

Parties to divorce proceedings cannot predict the future with greater ability than others.  Despite thoughtful planning, circumstances can change materially. In Tennessee, modification of alimony depends on the type of alimony awarded and on the specific facts of each case.  Three of the four types of alimony may be modified under certain circumstances: alimony in futuro, rehabilitative alimony and transitional …

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