CATHERINE MARIE SCHMALZER DICK v. DOUGLAS CHARLES DICK - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 15, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Deana C. Hood and Casey Ashworth, Franklin, Tennessee, for the appellant, Douglas Charles Dick.

Attorneys 2:

Russ Heldman, Franklin, Tennessee, for the appellee, Catherine Marie Schmalzer Dick.

Judge(s): ARMSTRONG

This is an appeal from a final decree of divorce. Appellant Husband and Appellee Wife have one minor child. The trial court’s final decree of divorce included a division of marital property previously agreed to in a consent order, which also included an agreement regarding the sale of the marital residence. The trial court also ordered Husband to pay Wife’s COBRA benefits for three months. Concurrently with the entry of the final decree of divorce, the trial court entered a permanent parenting plan naming Wife as primary residential parent of the parties’ minor child. The trial court found Husband guilty of four counts of criminal contempt for failure to comply with an interim parenting order, and ordered him to pay five thousand dollars in attorney’s fees arising from wife’s petition for criminal contempt. In addition, the trial court ordered Husband to pay Wife’s attorney an additional twenty thousand dollars toward her attorney’s fees. We affirm in part, reverse in part, vacate in part, and remand for further proceedings in accordance with this opinion.

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