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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 27, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Helen Sfikas Rogers, Siew-Ling Shea, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Kristi L. Boren (f/k/a Rousos)

Attorneys 2:

Joanie L. Abernathy, Franklin, Tennessee, for the appellee, Daniel P. Rousos

Judge(s): HIGHERS

This appeal arises out of contentious post-divorce proceedings. The parties had equal parenting time with their three sons. Both parents filed a petition to modify the parenting plan and sought to be named primary residential parent. The parties also filed competing petitions for contempt. Following a five-day trial, the trial court named Father the primary residential parent of the oldest son, but it continued the parties’ equal parenting arrangement for the two younger sons. The trial court found Father guilty of two counts of criminal contempt. The court also made an award of attorney’s fees to Mother. Both parties appeal. We dismiss the appeal of the contempt order for lack of a final judgment. We affirm the custody order, vacate the award of attorney’s fees, and remand for further proceedings.