DAWN LOUISE BURNETT v. DENNIS ERVIN BURNETT - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 22, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Dennis E. Burnett, Mountain City, Tennessee, for the appellant, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Doris A. Matthews, Madisonville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Dawn Louise Burnett.

Judge(s): STAFFORD

This case involves the sufficiency of notice given to an incarcerated party in a divorce proceeding. Wife filed for divorce and sent Husband notice of a hearing for approval of Wife’s temporary parenting plan. Although Father was not present at the hearing, the trial court entered a final decree of divorce in favor of Wife, assigning the majority of the marital debt to Husband. Husband appealed, asserting that he was not properly notified that the hearing would concern issues other than a temporary parenting plan. Vacated and remanded.

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