Despite the increase in numbers, single dads still make up a relatively small percentage of the state’s total population, with 2.3 percent being single-parent households where a man lives with his own children and has no wife present.Another reader sends:
That number, however, is up from 1.9 percent in 2000 and has increased even as the total percentage of Tennessee households with kids under 18 has decreased.
The Tennessee Supreme Court soon will decide whether a woman already earning $72,000 a year should get $15,000 a year in alimony for the rest of her life or until she remarries. The case is important because it could determine how money is awarded in divorce cases across the state.These alimony absurdities are going to have to come to an end.
The case argued before the court on Thursday involves a Sumner County couple who divorced in 2009.
Johanna Gonsewski made $72,000 a year working in information technology for the state. Craig Gonsewski made $137,000, including a $38,000 bonus,