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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Nov 19, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Tyree B. Harris, IV, and Katherine A. Brown, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Martha Carter.

Attorneys 2:

James H. Drescher, Brentwood, Tennessee, for the appellee, David Carter.

Judge(s): BENNETT

Father filed a petition to reduce child support. Mother sought to have their almost eighteen- year-old daughter testify that she did not intend to exercise visitation with Father to the extent previously ordered by the court after she turned eighteen. The court refused to let her testify. The trial court used the number of days of parenting time previously ordered in calculating child support instead of zero. The trial court also ordered Mother to pay a portion of Father’s attorney’s fees. Mother appeals these issues. We affirm the trial court as to the testimony of the child and the calculation of child support. We reverse the trial court’s award of attorney’s fees.