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Johnson v. Johnson

Court of Appeals of Ohio, Tenth District

December 12, 2019

Lori A. Johnson, Plaintiff-Appellant,
v.
Darrell L. Johnson, Defendant-Appellee.

          APPEAL from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations, Juvenile Branch C.P.C. No. 16DR-1457

         On brief:

          Hillard M. Abroms, for appellant.

          Darrell L. Johnson, pro se.

         Argued:

          Hillard M. Abroms.

          DECISION

          SADLER, J.

         {¶ 1} Plaintiff-appellant, Lori A Johnson, appeals the January 10, 2019 entry of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations, Juvenile Branch, denying appellant's Civ.R. 52 request for limited findings of fact and conclusions of law. For the following reasons, we affirm the trial court.

         I. FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY

         {¶ 2} The parties were married in May 2007. On April 8, 2016, appellant filed a complaint for legal separation, which included a request for temporary spousal support. Appellant filed an amended complaint for divorce on November 16, 2016, and defendant-appellee, Darrell L. Johnson, filed an answer and counterclaim for divorce in June 2016. On July 29, 2016, on the parties' agreement, a temporary order of the magistrate ordered spousal support as follows:

1. * * * Effective April 8, 2016, [appellee] shall pay directly to [appellant] a total of $1, 000 per month, as and for temporary spousal support. This payment * * * shall be made by the 8th day of each month. * * *
* * *
4. This Order shall remain in effect pending further court order.

(July 29, 2016 Agreed Temporary Order at 1-2.)

         {¶ 3} A hearing on the complaint was held before a judge on December 3, 4, and 6, 2018. A transcript of the hearing is not included in the appellate record. Following the hearing, on December 10, 2018, the trial court issued a decision, judgment entry, and decree of divorce.[1]

         {¶ 4} In the divorce decree, the trial court initially found both parties' testimonies to lack credibility and then provided approximately 10 pages of findings of fact. In relevant part, the trial court set the duration of the marriage as May 13, 2007 through April 6, 2018 and made findings corresponding to the 14 factors listed in R.C. 3105.18(C)(1) relevant to spousal support.

         {¶ 5} In the final orders of the divorce decree, the trial court, after considering the R.C. 3105.18(C)(1) factors, found that "after payment of the temporary spousal support ordered herein, neither party shall pay spousal support." (Dec. 10, 2018 Divorce Decree at 17.) Regarding the payment of arrearages in the temporary spousal support owed, the trial court stated:

[Appellee] is found in contempt of court * * *. [Appellee] may purge himself of contempt by paying the attorney fee award herein and the balance owed to [appellant] for temporary orders as ordered herein by timely paying her $500 per month until paid in full as indicated below. Pursuant to this order, [appellee's] temporary spousal support obligation was to terminate as of April 7, 2018. The effective date of the order was April 8, 2016. [Appellee] owes [appellant] a total of $24, 000 as and for temporary spousal support. [Appellant] testified that [appellee] paid $1200 per month from July 2016 until July 2017, which the Court calculated as $14, 400. Therefore, [appellee] owes [appellant] $9, 600 of temporary spousal support.

(Dec. 10, 2018 Divorce Decree at 18.) The divorce decree further states: "The temporary orders relative to spousal support are incorporated herein through April 7, 2018 for enforcement and determination of [appellee's] spousal support ...


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