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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jan 21, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Steve Merritt, Maryville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Andrea Janoyan.

Attorneys 2:

Andrew S. Roskind and Micha R. Buffington, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Jano Janoyan.

Judge(s): MCBRAYER

This appeal concerns entitlement to attorneys’ fees under a marital dissolution agreement after one party’s notice of rescission. Wife attempted to rescind her acceptance of the Marital Dissolution Agreement, claiming she was under duress when she entered into the contract. The trial court found that Wife was not under duress and that her attempted rescission was a breach of contract. The trial court also awarded Husband his attorney’s fees. On appeal, Wife maintains that her attempted rescission did not constitute a breach of contract and that, in any event, the amount of attorney’s fees awarded to Husband was unreasonable. We affirm the decision of the trial court.