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[T] Brister v. Brister

May 12, 1998

VIRGINIA WILLENE (RUSSELL) BRISTER, APPELLANT
v.
ROBERT GLEN BRISTER, APPELLEE



Before McMILLIN, P.j., Diaz, And King, JJ.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Diaz, J., For The Court:

THIS OPINION IS NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION AND MAY NOT BE CITED, PURSUANT TO M.R.A.P. 35-B

DATE OF JUDGMENT: 11/13/96

TRIAL JUDGE: HON. MELVIN MCCLURE

COURT FROM WHICH APPEALED: TATE COUNTY CHANCERY COURT

NATURE OF THE CASE: CIVIL - DOMESTIC RELATIONS

TRIAL COURT DISPOSITION: DIVORCE GRANTED CHILD SUPPORT $583.31/MO; $100/MO. ALIMONY; ATTORNEY FEE $1000., PERSONAL ASSETS DIVIDED

MOTION FOR REHEARING FILED:

CERTIORARI FILED:

MANDATE ISSUED:

Virginia and Robert Glen Brister (Glen) were divorced on November 11, 1996, after having been married for about ten years. The divorce was granted on grounds of irreconcilable differences. The items Virginia was granted which are pertinent to this case are $583.31 a month child support, $100 a month periodic alimony, and $1,000 attorney fee. She now appeals alleging the chancellor granted insufficient child support and alimony and that the attorney fee which she was awarded should have been enough to pay the entire attorney's fee.

FACTS

Virginia and Glen Brister were married in 1986 and had one child, Aniasa, during their ten year marriage. While married, the Bristers purchased a home in Senatobia, Mississippi in which Virginia and Aniasa still reside.

Virginia was working as a cashier at the Truck Stop at the time that she and Glen met, but was not working at the time they married, due to her pregnancy. Virginia has an eleventh grade education and has no special training. Virginia went back to work for about one and one-half years while her father took care of Aniasa, but had to quit and stay ...


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