STEPHEN TODD MAYS v. MELISSA GAIL MAYS - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 24, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Thomas F. Bloom, Nashville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Stephen Todd Mays.

Attorneys 2:

Melanie R. Bean, Lebanon, Tennessee, for the Appellee, Melissa Gail Mays.

Judge(s): DINKINS

In this divorce action, Husband appeals the trial court’s determination of the amount of his monthly income, grant of alimony in futuro to Wife, amount of child support he was ordered to pay, and denial of the introduction of certain of Husband’s tax records; Husband also contends that the trial court erred in holding him in civil contempt for, inter alia, nonpayment of his spousal and child support obligations. We affirm the court’s determination of the amount of his monthly income and finding that Wife is entitled to alimony. Finding that the evidence preponderates against the trial court’s finding that Wife cannot be rehabilitated, we vacate the award of alimony in futuro and remand the case for the court to reconsider the nature and amount of alimony. We also remand the case for the court to reconsider the amount of child support and, as necessary, to make findings required by the child support guidelines. We affirm the holding that Husband was in civil contempt, but vacate the sentence of 180 days imprisonment. In all other respects the judgment is affirmed.

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