MARK MILLER v. ANNIE MILLER - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jan 8, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Cynthia Cheatham, Manchester, Tennessee, for the appellant, Annie Miller

Attorneys 2:

Nathaniel H. Koenig, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Mark Miller (No brief filed)

Judge(s): GOLDIN

Plaintiff/Appellee Mark Andrew Miller (“Father”) filed a petition for contempt against Defendant/Appellant Annie Elizabeth Miller (“Mother”). After conducting a hearing, the trial court found Mother guilty of two counts of criminal contempt. Mother appealed asserting that the trial court lacked jurisdiction over the matter or, alternatively, that the evidence did not support a finding that she acted willfully. Although we conclude that the trial court had jurisdiction to adjudicate Father’s petition for contempt, we agree with Mother that the contempt convictions should be overturned. We reverse.

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