Jones v. Jones (1988)

In Jones v. Jones, 26 Ark. App. 1, 759 S.W.2d 42 (1988), the Court held that, under Arkansas Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b), a chancery court lacked jurisdiction after ninety days from the filing of a divorce decree to distribute property that was not mentioned in the original decree unless grounds existed under Rule 60(c) for modifying a judgment after ninety days. At that time, Rule 60(b) provided that action to correct an error or mistake or to prevent the miscarriage of justice in a chancellor's order or decree had to be taken within ninety days of its filing with the clerk; Rule 60(a) stated that the trial court could "at any time" correct clerical mistakes and errors "arising from oversight or omission."