STATE OF TENNESSEE EX REL. KATHLENE D. WALDO v. JENNIFER L. WALDO - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Jul 28, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Mark N. Foster, Rockwood, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jennifer L. Waldo.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter; and M. Cameron Himes, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee ex rel. Kathlene D. Waldo.

Judge(s): SWINEY

In this child support arrearage case Jennifer L. Waldo (“Respondent”) appeals the June 24, 2015 order of the Juvenile Court for Roane County (“the Trial Court”) finding Respondent in civil contempt and sentencing Respondent to incarceration in the Roane County Jail with the incarceration held in abeyance so long as Respondent pays at least $50.00 per month toward child support. We find and hold that no evidence was introduced showing that Respondent had the present ability to pay $50.00, or any amount, and, therefore, the order finding Respondent in contempt and sentencing her to incarceration held in abeyance was in error. We reverse the Trial Court’s June 24, 2015 order, and we dismiss this case.
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