Session August 16, 2017
from the Chancery Court for Williamson County No. 39372
Michael Binkley, Judge.
a post-divorce matter. Having reviewed the record transmitted
to us on appeal, we observe that the case appealed from is
not final. Given the absence of a final judgment, we dismiss
the appeal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
R. App. P. 3 Appeal as of Right; Appeal Dismissed
Gregory D. Smith and Brenton H. Lankford, Nashville,
Tennessee, for the appellant, Annette Cecile Moore.
Bowen and Lauren Kilgore, Nashville, Tennessee, for the
appellee, Brian Scott Moore.
B. Goldin, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which
Brandon O. Gibson and Kenny Armstrong, JJ., joined.
B. GOLDIN, JUDGE.
Moore and Mr. Moore were divorced by way of a final decree of
divorce entered by the Williamson County Chancery Court on
August 23, 2011. Incident to their divorce, the parties were
able to reach a resolution on several matters, including the
execution of a marital dissolution agreement
("MDA") and permanent parenting plan. Less than a
year after the entry of the final decree, however, litigation
arose with respect to a number of issues.
29, 2012, Ms. Moore filed a motion asserting various
alternative claims for relief, including a request that Mr.
Moore transfer title to her then residence as required by the
MDA. She asserted further claims on April 17, 2014, when she
filed a petition for contempt against Mr. Moore. That
petition sought, among other things, to hold Mr. Moore guilty
of 32 separate counts of criminal contempt.
part, Mr. Moore filed a petition for contempt on April 1,
2014, asserting that Ms. Moore had failed to pay certain
business sums as required under the MDA. Mr. Moore soon
amended his April 1 filing on August 25, 2014 with his
"Amended Petition to Enforce and Petition to Modify
Alimony." Therein, Mr. Moore not only sought a judgment
against Ms. Moore for her alleged failure to pay certain
business debts required by the MDA, but he also prayed that
his alimony obligation be modified.
October 2016, a hearing was held on Ms. Moore's June 29,
2012 filing and on Mr. Moore's August 25, 2014 amended
petition. By order entered on January 13, 2017, the
Williamson County Chancery Court adjudicated the issues
raised within these filings and granted relief on certain
issues. In addition to granting Mr. Moore a judgment against
Ms. Moore in the amount of $164, 502.67, the ...