OF JUDGMENT: 02/01/2017
COUNTY CHANCERY COURT HON. VICKI B. DANIELS JUDGE
COURT ATTORNEYS: L. ANNE JACKSON LEIGH ANN DARBY JERRY WESLEY
HISAW LUTHER PUTNAM CRULL, JR. VANESSA WINKLER PRICE
ATTORNEYS FOR APPELLANT: JERRY WESLEY HISAW VANESSA WINKLER
ATTORNEY FOR APPELLEE: LUTHER PUTNAM CRULL, JR.
RANDOLPH, P.J., MAXWELL AND BEAM, JJ.
This appeal and cross-appeal arise from a judgment of divorce
in the DeSoto County Chancery Court. At the trial of this
matter, the chancellor granted Brent and Tracy Williams an
irreconcilable-differences divorce and resolved the issues
upon which the parties could not agree. At issue in the
direct appeal is (1) whether the chancellor erred by not
providing Tracy a set visitation schedule with their teenage
son, (2) whether the chancellor erred in requiring Tracy to
pay child support, (3) whether the chancellor erred in the
valuation of the Williams's business interests, and (4)
whether the chancellor erred in finding an airplane and a
boat to be marital property. On cross-appeal, the issue is
whether the chancellor erred by not ordering Tracy to make
monthly payments to Brent on his $1 million judgment award.
Finding no merit to the assignments of error on appeal or
cross-appeal, we affirm the judgment of the chancery court.
AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
Brent and Tracy married on March 5, 1993, and separated on
September 1, 2013. The parties had three children, two of
whom are emancipated. The youngest child, Kendall Williams,
was fourteen years old at the beginning of this matter and
seventeen years old by the time the chancellor ruled. At
present, he is eighteen years old, attending IMG Academy, an
advanced multi-sport and educational institution in
Bradenton, Florida, and is not living with either parent.
On October 3, 2013, Brent filed his complaint for divorce.
Discovery ensued, and the matter was ultimately tried over
the course of five days on January 9, 2015, May 8, 2015, July
2, 2015, August 31, 2015, and October 15, 2015. The
chancellor ruled from the bench on January 9, 2017, and
entered the judgment of divorce on February 1, 2017.
On February 9, 2017, Tracy filed a motion to alter or amend
the judgment, and Brent filed a response and counter-motion
the following day. On October 2, 2017, the chancellor denied
the post-trial motions. Aggrieved, Tracy now appeals to this
Court, and Brent cross-appeals.