In Re: Pamela Janson Appeal from 469th Judicial District Court of Collin County (memorandum opinion)

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DENY; and Opinion Filed December 10, 2018. In The Court of Appeals Fifth District of Texas at Dallas No. 05-18-01235-CV IN RE PAMELA JANSON, Relator Original Proceeding from the 469th Judicial District Court Collin County, Texas Trial Court Cause No. 469-54543-2016 MEMORANDUM OPINION Before Justices Lang-Miers, Fillmore, and Stoddart Opinion by Justice Stoddart In this original proceeding, relator complains the trial court abused its discretion by holding her in contempt for violating a modification order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. An individual who is held in contempt, but not subject to confinement, may seek relief by petition for writ of mandamus. In re Reece, 341 S.W.3d 360, 370 (Tex. 2011) (orig. proceeding) (citing In re Long, 984 S.W.2d 623, 625 (Tex. 1999) (orig. proceeding) (per curiam)); In re D.C.S., No. 05-18-00750-CV, 2018 WL 4237567, at *1 (Tex. App.—Dallas Sept. 6, 2018, no pet.) (mem. op.) (“[P]arty seeking review of a contempt order that does not involve confinement may file a petition for writ of mandamus.”). Mandamus, however, is an extraordinary remedy, In re Sw. Bell Tel. Co., L.P., 235 S.W.3d 619, 623 (Tex. 2007) (orig. proceeding), and a writ will issue only when (1) the trial court clearly abused its discretion, and (2) the relator has no adequate remedy by appeal, In re Reece, 341 S.W.3d at 364. A trial court clearly abuses its discretion if it reaches a decision so arbitrary and unreasonable as to amount to a clear and prejudicial error of law or if it clearly fails to correctly analyze or apply the law. In re Cerberus Capital Mgmt., L.P., 164 S.W.3d 379, 382 (Tex. 2005) (orig. proceeding) (per curiam). Based on the record before us, we conclude relator has not shown she is entitled to the relief requested. Accordingly, we deny relator’s petition for writ of mandamus. See TEX. R. APP. P. 52.8(a) (the court must deny the petition if the court determines relator is not entitled to the relief sought). /Craig Stoddart/ CRAIG STODDART JUSTICE 181235F.P05 –2–