Thursday, August 01, 2013

Summary 2013 WY 83

Summary of Decision July 10, 2013

Justice Burke delivered the opinion for the Court. Reversed.


Docket Number: S-12-0279


Appeal from the District Court of Laramie County, Honorable Thomas T.C. Campbell, Judge

Representing Appellant (Plaintiff/Defendant): Brandon L. Jensen, pro se, of Budd-Falen Law Offices, LLC, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Representing Appellee (Plaintiff/Defendant): No appearance.

Date of Decision: July 10, 2013

Facts: Appellant, Brandon Lee Jensen (Father), challenges an order from the district court holding him in contempt for failing to comply with an order awarding attorney’s fees to Appellee, Margaret E. Milatzo-Jensen (Mother).

Issues: The sole issue presented for our review is whether the district court’s contempt order must be set aside following reversal of the underlying order awarding attorney’s fees.

Holdings: We recently reversed the district court’s order awarding attorney’s fees to Mother in Jensen v. Milatzo-Jensen, 2013 WY 27, 297 P.3d 768 (Wyo. 2013) (Jensen I). As a consequence of our reversal of the underlying fee order, we conclude that the contempt order must also be set aside, and we reverse.

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