Tennessee Court of Appeals on Attorney’s Fees in Domestic Criminal Contempt Matters

The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently ruled on awarding attorney’s fees in Domestic Criminal Contempt Matters.  The Opinion stated that the award of attorney’s fees in pursuit of a Criminal Contempt Petition are not provided for in Tenn. Code Ann. § 29-9-103(b) and expressly limits the punishment a court may award, therefore, it does not warrant an award of those fees.

Read the full Tennessee Court of Appeals Opinion at: https://www.tncourts.gov/sites/default/files/wattsjoyce.opn_.pdf

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