APPEAL FROM THE GREENE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT. No. DR-2012-365. HONORABLE BARBARA HALSEY, JUDGE.
Scott Emerson, P.A., by: Scott Emerson, for appellant.
Tiner, Cobb & Byars, by: Kara L. Byars, for appellee.
LARRY D. VAUGHT, Judge. HOOFMAN and BROWN, JJ., agree.
LARRY D. VAUGHT, Judge
In this divorce action, appellant Scott Meredith appeals the October 7, 2014 judgment entered by the Greene County Circuit Court awarding appellee Angela Meredith $16,875.84, which it found represented the debt owed by Scott on Angela's 2009 Chevrolet Suburban. We affirm.
The Merediths' divorce decree, entered January 8, 2013, granted Angela a divorce; awarded custody of the parties' three minor children to Angela, with visitation to Scott; set Scott's child-support obligation; and distributed several items of personal property and debt. On May 28, 2013, Angela and Scott entered into an agreed order for the distribution of all remaining items of marital property, debt, interests, and other obligations. Relevant to this appeal, the agreed order provided:
2. Angela will receive the 2009 Chevrolet Suburban and Scott will transfer any and all interest he may have in said vehicle to wife upon request by her. Husband will pay any and all indebtedness associated with said vehicle when due and he will hold Wife harmless for any and all liability associated with said indebtedness.
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7. Scott will pay the automobile insurance for the 2009 Chevrolet Suburban being awarded to Angela herein until Angela is no longer obligated on any farm debts associated with Scott's farming operation.
On July 3, 2014, Angela filed a verified petition for contempt, and on August 21, 2014, filed an amended petition, alleging that Scott failed to pay the indebtedness on the Suburban. At the hearing on
Angela's petition, she testified that in October 2013, she wrecked and totaled the Suburban, which had approximately $16,000 in debt remaining on it. Angela confirmed that after the loss the insurance company paid $16,875.84 to the holder of the Suburban note and paid her $6,863.41. She contended that because the agreed order awarded possession of the Suburban to her and ordered Scott to pay all of the debt on the vehicle, she was entitled to receive $16,875.84 from Scott--the amount of the debt on the vehicle that he did not have to pay. Scott disagreed, ...