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Wife Pays on PSA Violation, Appeal

The Court of Appeals cannot review wife’s challenge to a trial court order that she have no contact with husband except for matters associated with their daughter and that she pay $15,990 in husband’s attorney’s fees, because wife did not timely file transcripts of the court hearings on these issues.

On cross-appeal, husband argues the trial court erred in denying his motion for attorney’s fees and his motion to reconsider. Without the transcript of the trial court hearing at issue, and because husband did not note an objection on the order, we are unable to determine whether he preserved this assignment of error. The trial court lost jurisdiction to consider the motion to reconsider.

Husband asks this court to award him attorney’s fees incurred on appeal. We hold he is entitled to a reasonable amount of attorney’s fees and costs and we remand for the trial court to set a reasonable award of attorney’s fees and costs incurred by him in this appeal.

Youngson v. Brautigam (Per Curiam) No. 1205-13-4, April 29, 2014; Fairfax Cir.Ct. (Roush) Alysa N. Youngson, pro se; Patrick R. Woolley for appellee. VLW 014-7-133(UP), 6 pp.

VLW 014-7-133

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