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July 30, 2003
Volume 9 — Number 136

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ARNOLD M. JOHNSON v. TERESA ANN JOHNSON

Court:TCA

Attorneys:                          

Edward L. Boring, Pikeville, Tennessee, for the Appellant Teresa Ann
Johnson.

C. Douglas Fields, Crossville, Tennessee, for the Appellee Arnold M.
Johnson.

Judge: SWINEY

First Paragraph:

Teresa Ann Johnson ("Wife") and Arnold M. Johnson ("Husband") were
divorced by entry of a final divorce decree entered on October 11,
2000.  Various aspects of this final decree later were set aside by
the Trial Court pursuant to Wife's request.  A hearing then was
conducted with the Trial Court hearing proof from the parties on the
classification of their real and personal property as separate or
marital property.  After the Trial Court ordered the marital property
sold at an auction, another hearing was held and the parties testified
further.  The Trial Court entered its judgment on July 3, 2002.  Wife
then filed a motion to alter or amend the July 3, 2002 judgment. 
After a hearing, the Trial Court denied Wife's motion to alter or
amend.  Wife appeals, challenging the Trial Court's division of
proceeds from the sale of marital property and a claimed omission by
the Trial Court to address the appropriate amount of child support to
be paid by Husband.  The record on appeal contains no transcripts or
statements of the evidence from any of the hearings.  We affirm the
judgment, deem Wife's appeal to be frivolous, and remand this case to
the Trial Court to determine expenses due Husband pursuant to Tenn.
Code Ann. S 27-1-122.

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