BRANDON L. HOLCOMB, APPELLANT
MEGAN H. HOLCOMB, APPELLEE
COURT FROM WHICH APPEALED: PRENTISS COUNTY CHANCERY COURT. DATE OF JUDGMENT: 04/25/2013. TRIAL JUDGE: HON. TALMADGE D. LITTLEJOHN. TRIAL COURT DISPOSITION: AWARDED CUSTODY OF MINOR DAUGHTER TO APPELLEE.
FOR APPELLANT: JOHN A. FERRELL.
FOR APPELLEE: AMANDA WHALEY SMITH.
BEFORE IRVING, P.J., BARNES AND CARLTON, JJ. LEE, C.J., GRIFFIS, P.J., BARNES, ISHEE, ROBERTS, CARLTON,MAXWELL, FAIR AND JAMES, JJ., CONCUR.
NATURE OF THE CASE: CIVIL -- CUSTODY
[¶1] Brandon H. Holcomb appeals the custody decision rendered by the Prentiss County Chancery Court, awarding custody of his biological minor daughter, Exie Holcomb, to her biological mother, Megan Holcomb. The sole issue on appeal is whether the chancellor erred in awarding custody of Exie to Megan instead of to Brandon.
[¶2] Finding no reversible error, we affirm.
[¶3] Exie was born to Brandon and Megan on July 14, 2010. Brandon and Megan married on April 9, 2011. This was Megan's third marriage and Brandon's first. Megan has two other children, one from each of her previous marriages, and she has custody of both of them: Emma, born July 15, 2008, and Alden, born May 24, 2004. Brandon and Megan separated on August 9, 2012. Prior to the end of their marriage, Megan began an affair with another man.
[¶4] Brandon filed a complaint for divorce and custody on September 10, 2012,
requesting a divorce from Megan on the ground of adultery, and custody of Exie. On October 18, 2012, Megan filed an answer and counter--complaint for divorce and custody of Exie. The parties agreed to a temporary order, which, among other things, granted custody of Exie to Megan pending trial. After a trial on the merits, the chancellor rendered his opinion, granting Brandon a divorce from Megan on the ground of adultery and, ...