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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 31, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Karl E. Childs, Clarksville, Tennessee, appellant, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

No brief filed on behalf of appellee, Kathyrne Kennedy.

Judge(s): MCBRAYER

This appeal involves Father’s petition for child support modification and his petition for rehearing regarding a magistrate’s finding of criminal contempt. At issue are the juvenile court’s findings that Father failed to demonstrate a significant variance necessary for the modification of child support; the confirmation of the magistrate’s order finding Father guilty of criminal contempt for willful failure to pay child support; and the court’s decision to only excuse three months of Father’s child support arrearages. We conclude that the trial court erred in calculating Father’s and Mother’s monthly gross incomes on the child support worksheet but that the record is otherwise insufficient to address the issues raised by Father. Therefore, we affirm in part, vacate in part, and remand.