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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on May 15, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Bryan Matthew Meredith and Robert L.J. Spence, Jr., Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Manish Shrivastava.

Attorneys 2:

Margaret M. Chesney, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellee, Soumya Pandey.

Judge(s): GIBSON

At issue in this appeal are several divorce and post-divorce matters. We conclude that we are without jurisdiction to adjudicate the issues related to the divorce litigation, as they were not timely appealed. With respect to the post-divorce matters, we conclude that the trial court properly exercised jurisdiction over Mother?s petition to modify the parties? parenting schedule, that the evidence does not preponderate against its decision to modify the parenting schedule, and that it did not err in its refusal to find Father in civil contempt. Exercising our discretion, we decline to award Mother discretionary costs and attorney?s fees pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated § 27-1-122 or attorney?s fees pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated § 36-5-103(c).