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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Sep 25, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Amber Floyd Lee, Johnson City, Tennessee, for the appellant, Steven Louis Jenkins.

Attorneys 2:

Gregory W. Francisco, Kingsport, Tennessee, for the appellee, Jodi Lynn Jenkins.

Judge(s): FRIERSON

The plaintiff, Jodi Lynn Jenkins (“Wife”), filed this divorce action against the defendant, Steven Louis Jenkins (“Husband”), on March 20, 2014. Prior to trial, the parties reached an agreement regarding certain issues, including an equitable division of their marital property, a permanent parenting plan, and child support. The trial court conducted a hearing on September 10, 2014, regarding the remaining issues of alimony and attorney?s fees. Following the hearing, the trial court entered an order awarding Wife alimony in futuro in the amount of $3,500 per month until Husband?s child support obligation terminated and $4,500 per month thereafter. The court also awarded Wife $5,000 in attorney?s fees.1 Husband timely appealed. Discerning no error, we affirm the trial court?s judgment. We remand this action to the trial court for a determination regarding the issue of a reasonable award of attorney?s fees to Wife incurred in defending this appeal.