MICHELLE BENSON SMITH v. CHRISTOPHER D. SMITH - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 30, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Rachel Emily Putnam and Austin Taylor Rainey, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Christopher D. Smith.

Attorneys 2:

Terry Lynn Wood, Adamsville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Michelle Benson Smith.

Judge(s): GIBSON

This appeal arises from a divorce proceeding. The trial court designated the mother as primary residential parent of the parties? young son in its temporary and permanent parenting plans. After a subsequent hearing, the trial court found the mother in criminal contempt of the permanent parenting plan for failing to engage in joint decision-making with Father on certain issues. The trial court fined the mother fifty dollars and ordered both parties to pay their own attorney?s fees. The father appeals, raising various issues regarding the parenting plans and the contempt proceedings. We affirm.

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