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Click here for the full text of this decision FACTS:As part of the property division portion of a divorce decree, Ronnie and Diane Fischer agreed to liquidate certain accounts and split the proceeds. Ronnie did, but Diane did not. Ronnie filed a motion for contempt and the trial court set a date for a show-cause hearing. Diane filed complained that the trial court should have granted her motion to dismiss, rather than scheduling a show-cause hearing. She said the trial court lacked jurisdiction. The trial court denied Diane’s motion to dismiss. Diane then filed for a writ of mandamus, asking this court to order the trial court to grant her motion to dismiss. HOLDING:Writ conditionally granted. Diane relies on Ex Parte Boniface, 650 S.W.2d 776 (Tex. 1983), which held that only an appellate court can entertain a motion to enforce by contempt once appellate jurisdiction has attached. The court disagrees with Ronnie that Boniface has been abrogated by statute. “Because of changes made in 1985 to the Family Code, the trial court now retains jurisdiction to enforce certain matters post-divorce. . . . However, while the trial court generally retains the power to enforce a property division when no appeal has been filed, the Family Code now expressly divests the trial court of the ability to issue further orders regarding a division of property pursuant to divorce while an appeal is pending.” Accordingly, the court holds that the trial court did not have power to issue further orders regarding property division, including ordering a show-cause hearing on the motion for contempt. OPINION:: Keyes, J.; Radack, C.J., Keyes and Bland, JJ.

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