TAMMY L. EDWARDS
CHARLES EDWARDS, JR.
Assigned on Briefs August 1, 2019
from the Circuit Court for Knox County No. 130827 Gregory S.
appeal concerns a post-divorce proceeding for contempt.
Husband filed a petition for contempt alleging that Wife had
failed to pay certain payments ordered by the trial court.
The trial court dismissed Husband's petition. Due to the
brief, we find that he has waived consideration of any issues
on appeal and hereby dismiss the appeal.
R. App. P. 3 Appeal as of Right; Appeal Dismissed.
Charles Edwards, Jr., Knoxville, Tennessee, Pro Se.
Kopp Morris, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tammy L.
Dennis McGee, J., delivered the opinion of the court, in
which Richard H. Dinkins and John W. McClarty, JJ., joined.
MEMORANDUM OPINION 
DENNIS MCGEE, JUDGE
Facts &Procedural History
Edwards, Jr., ("Husband") and Tammy L. Edwards
("Wife") were divorced on May 22, 2015, by final
decree of the Fourth Circuit Court for Knox County,
Tennessee. As relevant to this appeal, it was ordered in the
final decree that Wife was to pay Husband $17, 000 for his
portion of equity in the marital home. However, if the
marital home appraised for less than $95, 200, Husband would
receive "one half of the difference between the actual
appraised value and $95, 200," as opposed to the $17,
000. Additionally, the final decree specified that Wife was
to refinance the marital home within nine months after entry
of the decree. The court further ordered that Wife would owe
Husband the entire $17, 000 if she failed to refinance the
home within the specified time, and Husband could then
request that the court order a repayment plan.
October 17, 2018, Husband filed his first petition for
contempt. He alleged that Wife had failed to make payments
toward the $17, 000 she was ordered to pay him. After a
hearing on the petition, the trial court entered an order
finding Wife in contempt of court for failing to refinance
the marital home. A judgment was entered against Wife for
$17, 000, plus post-judgment interest, for a total judgment
of $20, 266.71. The trial court stayed the execution of the
judgment on the condition that Wife pay Husband $500 per
month, beginning December 1, 2018, and continuing each month
thereafter until the entire judgment was satisfied.
January 10, 2019, Husband filed a second petition for
contempt. He alleged that Wife had failed to pay the $500 per
month as previously ordered by the court to maintain the stay
of execution. A contempt hearing was held on March 22, 2019.
After hearing testimony from Husband, the trial court
announced its ruling dismissing Husband's petition. The
trial court found that Husband failed to prove the elements
of criminal contempt beyond a reasonable doubt. Immediately
thereafter, a written order was entered finding that Husband
had not proven Wife's ability to pay and therefore the
petition for contempt was dismissed. Husband timely filed