ANDREW DOUGLAS SPRAGUE v. MARY NELLE SPRAGUE - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 30, 2013

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Michele L. Coffman, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Andrew Douglas Sprague.

Attorneys 2:

Sandra J. Bott, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellee, Mary Nelle Sprague.

Judge(s): SUSANO

In this post-divorce case, the issues are twofold: whether the trial court erred in awarding Mary Nelle Sprague (“Mother”) a judgment against her former spouse, Andrew Douglas Sprague (“Father”), in the amount of $5,604.65 for uncovered medical expenses pursuant to the terms of the parties’ parenting plan; and whether the trial court erred in the process of holding Father in criminal contempt of court. We modify the medical expense award by decreasing it to $2,214.32, the amount claimed by Mother and the amount established by the proof. Further, we reverse the criminal contempt finding because Father was not provided adequate notice of the criminal contempt charges as required by Tenn. R. Crim. P. 42(b).

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