Lori A. Johnson, Plaintiff-Appellant,
Darrell L. Johnson, Defendant-Appellee.
from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of
Domestic Relations, Juvenile Branch C.P.C. No. 16DR-1457
Hillard M. Abroms, for appellant.
Darrell L. Johnson, pro se.
Hillard M. Abroms.
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.
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
(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
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