Conzemius v. Conzemius - No. 20130125
OA: Case Summary
Trista Conzemius appeals from a divorce judgment giving her primary residential responsibility and denying spousal support. Chad Conzemius, her former husband, cross-appeals from the same judgment.
In October 2011, she sued for divorce. The divorce itself was uncontested, but Chad Conzemius contested residential responsibility, spousal support, income valuation, and other matters. A three-day trial took place, after which the court entered judgment. The court denied spousal support, gave Trista Conzemius primary residential responsibility of the parties' child, awarded her $1,145 per month in child support, distributed the marital assets and liabilities and required Chad Conzemius to pay an equalizing payment, and required him to reimburse her for attorney's fees.
On appeal, Trista Conzemius argues her former husband's parenting time should be shortened because of his alleged alcohol abuse. She argues the district court erred in granting extended summer parenting time. She also argues the district court erred in making the property distribution because the court ignored the tax impacts, ignored her former husband's alleged waste of marital assets, and undervalued her interest in one of his companies. Finally, she argues the court erred by understating his annual income and by failing to award spousal support.
Chad Conzemius argues the court erroneously gave value to assets which allegedly were already spent on marital debt. He also argues he should not be required to reimburse his former wife for attorney's fees.