MAYLA C. ANDERS
JONAH PAUL ANDERS
Session April 18, 2018
from the Circuit Court for Shelby County No. CT-005085-14
Gina C. Higgins, Judge
an appeal from the entry of an order dismissing an order of
protection, which had already expired by its own terms.
Because the order of protection has expired, we affirm the
decision of the trial court and dismiss the appeal as moot.
R. App. P. 3 Appeal as of Right; Appeal Dismissed
Milandria King and Jeannie M. Kosciolek, Memphis, Tennessee,
for the appellee, Mayla C. Anders.
Paul Anders, Appellant, Pro se.
B. Goldin, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which
J. Steven Stafford, P.J., W.S., and Kenny Armstrong, J.,
B. GOLDIN, JUDGE
and Procedural History
case originated in November of 2014, when the Appellee Mayla
C. Anders ("Wife") filed a petition seeking an
order of protection against Appellant Paul Anders
("Husband"). A hearing was held in the general
sessions court on November 19, 2014, and the court entered an
order of protection set to expire by its own terms on
November 19, 2015. Husband appealed the decision to the
hearing was held in the circuit court on January 28, 2015,
and on February 4, 2015, the circuit court entered an order
modifying the order of protection by removing the
parties' children from the order and by extending the
order against Husband for a year from the date of the
hearing. The order of protection expired by its own terms on
February 4, 2016.
13, 2015, Husband filed a motion to proceed pro
On July 15, 2015, Husband filed a "Petition to Dissolve
or in the Alternative Dismiss the Order of Protection
Modified February 4, 2015." As a basis for his petition,
Husband alleged that his appeal of the order of protection
from the general sessions court was never "heard, "
and the order of protection should be dissolved because the
allegations in the petition for order of protection were
"insufficient." On August 7, 2015, the trial court
entered an order dismissing Husband's petition to
dissolve the order of protection. On August 12, 2015, Husband
filed another "Motion to Vacate Order of Protection
Modified [2/4/15] or in the Alternative set a trial de
October 31, 2016, on its own motion, the trial court entered
an order "dismissing" the order of protection
matter because the order had expired by its own terms on
February 4, 2016. On November 10, 2016, Husband filed a
notice of appeal of the October 31, 2016 order.