I. FACTS & PROCEDURAL HISTORY
In June 2011, Max Wilson filed a Complaint seeking a divorce from his wife of approximately fourteen years, appellant Delilah Grunloh. Attorney Timothy Hudson agreed to represent Ms. Grunloh in her divorce, and on July 7, 2008, a fee agreement was executed. Attorney Hudson represented Ms. Grunloh from July 7, 2008 to September 8, 2009, when he was discharged by her.
No children were born of the marriage between Mr. Wilson and Ms. Grunloh, and the divorce proceedings focused upon the ownership of assets accumulated during the marriage. Ms. Grunloh had substantial mortgages on three residences, she and her husband were heavily in debt, and she was having difficulty paying the overhead in her liquor store business. During the divorce, Ms. Grunloh took the position that she was entitled to all property acquired during the marriage with the exception of a vacant lot. Mr. Wilson, however, claimed that he was an unnamed partner in the liquor store business, that he worked steadily in the liquor store business, and, therefore, that he was entitled to half of the equity in the liquor store business and real estate. Thus, the divorce case required appraisals on three residences and the liquor store and an analysis of the history of the liquor store business.
By agreed order, the case was set for trial on April 8, 2009. Trial was held over two days in April and May 2009 without decision. At the conclusion of trial, the trial court advised the attorneys to file briefs and to return to court at a later time. The case was continued, however, pending sales of the residences and the liquor store and due to a possible agreement between the parties as to the division of assets.
Judge(s): Alan E. Highers
Jurisdiction: Tennessee Court of Appeals
Related Categories: Contracts , Damages , Malpractice , Torts
|Trial Court Judge(s)|
|E. G. Moody|
|Court of Appeals Judge(s)|
|Appellant Lawyer(s)||Appellant Law Firm(s)|
|Timothy Hudson||Pro se|
|Appellee Lawyer(s)||Appellee Law Firm(s)|
|Delilah Grunloh||Pro se|