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CRAIG TINSKY v. KAREN LOWY

This appeal arises out of divorce proceedings between appellant, Craig Tinsky, and appellee, Karen Lowy. On May 10, 2013, the Circuit Court for Montgomery County entered a judgment of absolute divorce. As part of the judgment of absolute divorce, the court ordered appellant, within five days, to either return two pieces of artwork to appellee or pay appellee $42,500. Appellant did not comply, and appellee filed a motion for contempt. On January 9, 2014, the court entered an order finding appellant in contempt and sentencing him to four months of incarceration. The order provided that appellant could purge himself of contempt by paying $42,500 to appellee or returning the two pieces of artwork to appellee. The next day, appellant filed an emergency motion for reconsideration. On February 10, 2014, the court denied the motion. Appellant’s counsel filed a timely appeal and presents three questions for review, which we combine and rephrase, as follows:

1. Did the trial court abuse its discretion in finding that Tinsky had the present ability to comply with the court order?

2. Did the lower court abuse its discretion by incarcerating Tinsky?

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