Denial of a Motion to Reconsider a Stay is Interlocutory

The Court of Civil Appeals dismissed the wife’s appeal from a divorce decree in Norman v. Norman, No. 2060587, released October 12, 2007.   In that case, the trial court entered a judgment of divorce awarding custody of the parties’ children and ordering the father to make child support payments.  The mother filed a motion to modify the child support obligations and for contempt.  The father answered and filed a motion to stay pursuant to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, claiming that he was engaged in active military service.  The trial court granted the motion to stay.  The mother filed a motion to reconsider the trial court’s order granting a stay.  The trial court denied that motion on February 22, 2007 and the mother appealed on March 29, 2007. 


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