CHARLES ALLEN HANNA v. JEANNETTEE LYNN HANNA - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 1, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Lloyd R. Tatum, Henderson, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jeanette Lynn Hanna.

Attorneys 2:

Charles Allen Hanna, Lexington, Tennessee, pro se.

Judge(s): ARMSTRONG

This is a post-divorce case. The parties executed a marital dissolution agreement, and the trial court incorporated the agreement into the divorce decree. Several years after the divorce, Appellee received a substantial social security disability payment that was deposited into a bank account held jointly with Appellant. Appellant later withdrew approximately one-half of the deposited amount. In response, Appellee took a vehicle that was awarded to Appellant under terms of the marital dissolution agreement. Appellee also filed a petition for contempt to enforce the marital dissolution agreement, asking that he retain ownership of the vehicle and that Appellant be disgorged of the $25,000 she withdrew from the parties? joint account. In her answer and counterclaim for contempt, Appellant demanded the return of the vehicle, asserted that she was entitled to the funds withdrawn from the joint account, and requested her attorney?s fees. The trial court ordered the parties to return the funds and the vehicle to their original possessors and awarded Appellee attorney?s fees. We affirm in part and reverse in part.

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