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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 14, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Brad W. Hornsby and Heather G. Parker, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the appellant, Brenda S. Harper.

Attorneys 2:

John T. Maher, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellee, William H. Harper.

Judge(s): DINKINS

The parties to this proceeding were divorced in 2003; in the final decree, Wife was awarded one-half of Husband’s military retirement. In 2005, the court modified the final decree to provide that the portion of Husband’s retirement pay designated for his disability benefits was not marital property and, therefore, was not to be included in the amount Wife received from Husband. Wife filed a contempt proceeding in 2011 alleging that Husband was failing to pay her the amount of his retirement pay he was required to pay. In March 2012, following a hearing, the trial court entered an order in which it did not find Husband to be in contempt; Wife thereafter filed various motions seeking to have the court modify the manner in which Husband was computing the amount she would receive. Wife appeals the denial of relief. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.