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M.C.M.J. v. C.E.J.

June 04, 1998

M.C.M.J.
v.
C.E.J.



Before Sullivan, P.j., Roberts And Waller, JJ.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Roberts, Justice

DATE OF JUDGMENT: 10/04/96

TRIAL JUDGE: HON. VICKI R. BARNES

COURT FROM WHICH APPEALED: WARREN COUNTY CHANCERY COURT

NATURE OF THE CASE: CIVIL - CUSTODY

DISPOSITION AFFIRMED - 6/4/98

MOTION FOR REHEARING FILED:

MANDATE ISSUED:

STATEMENT OF THE CASE

¶1. This case comes before the Court on appeal from a decision rendered in Warren County Chancery Court. C.E.J. was granted a divorce from M.C.M.J. and awarded physical custody of their seven-year-old daughter, Child AA. M.C.M.J. was granted the standard visitation rights by the chancellor. M.C.M.J. appeals only the ruling of the chancellor that granted physical custody of Child AA to C.M.J. Specifically, she argues the following:

I. THE COURT ERRED BY AWARDING C.E.J. CUSTODY OF CHILD AA.

¶2. After thoroughly reviewing the record before us, it is the of this Court that the chancellor did not abuse her discretion in awarding custody of the minor child, Child AA, to the father, C.E.J. The chancellor's decision was supported by substantial evidence. Therefore, the lower court decision should be affirmed.

STATEMENT OF THE FACTS

¶3. After the parties began dating in 1989, M.C.M.J., along with her child from a previous relationship, Child BB, *fn1 moved into C.E.J.'s apartment in Vicksburg. The parties moved to Brunswick, Georgia during the summer of 1989, where Child AA was born on June 25, 1990. In October of 1990, the family moved to Decatur, Alabama in order for C.E.J. to begin working in the insurance business. C.E.J. moved to Offerman, Georgia after his father passed away on February 21, 1991. M.C.M.J. and the children later moved to Offerman ...


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