Clark v. Clark

20050436 Dean Alan Clark, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
Jean Marie Crandall Clark, Defendant and Appellee

Appeal from: District Court, East Central Judicial District, Cass County
Judge Steven L. Marquart
Nature of Action: Child Cust & Support (Div.\other)
Counsel:
Appellant: Vogel Law Firm
Appellee: Tracey R. Lindberg Law Firm
Term: 05/2006   Argument: 05/16/2006  10:45am
ND cite: 2006 ND 182
NW cite: 721 N.W.2d 6

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1. Whether the trial court abused its discretion in excluding the affidavits and testimony of Dean Clark's expert witnesses.
2. Whether the trial court abused its discretion in excluding the testimony of the children without first assessing their ability to express a preference regarding child custody.
3. Whether the trial court erred in modifying the physical custody provisions of the Judgment and Decree.
4. Whether the trial court erred as a matter of law in calculating Dean Clark's child support obligation and in failing to set forth how it arrived at his income for purposes of setting child support.

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Docket entries:
112/20/2005 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 12/15/2005
212/20/2005 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 12/15/2005
312/20/2005 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
401/30/2006 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL by Jerilynn Adams for a hearing in the trial court: 02/13/2006
502/03/2006 TRANSCRIPT DATED September 19, 2005
602/04/2006 TRANSCRIPTS DATED September 20 and September 21, 2005 (2 Vol.)
702/06/2006 DISK - TRA 9-19-06
802/06/2006 DISK - TRA 9-20 & 21-06 (e-mailed)
903/07/2006 RECORD ON APPEAL (6 vols.), Depositions (2) & Exhibits -- Not rec'd: 5,116,188,189,190,198,275,
1003/07/2006 & 295 -- tapes)
1103/10/2006 Request to Return Vol. VI of ROA (faxed letter from Judge Marquart dated 3-10-06)
1203/10/2006 E-FILED MOTION (req/return/Vol. VI/Record)
1303/10/2006 ACTION BY CLERK (req/return/Vol. VI/Record). Granted
1403/10/2006 RETURN OF VOL IV OF ROA TO DIST. CT.
1503/16/2006 APPELLANT BRIEF
1603/16/2006 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1703/30/2006 Corrected TOA & pages 7, 25, 26, 27, & 28 for ATB
1803/30/2006 DISK - atb
1903/29/2006 Refiled Volume VI of RECORD ON APPEAL & filed Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated March 10,2006
2003/29/2006 Entries 299-301) & Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated March 28, 2006 (Entries 302-310)
2104/17/2006 Clerk's Supp. Cert. of Record on Appeal dated April 13, 2006, with entries 311--316 attached
2204/18/2006 APPELLEE BRIEF
2304/18/2006 APPELLEE APPENDIX
2404/19/2006 DISK - AEB
2504/20/2006 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Hodny, William F.
2605/16/2006 APPEARANCES: Jerilynn Brantner Adams; Tracey R. Lindberg
2705/16/2006 ARGUED: Adams; Lindberg
2805/16/2006 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2908/21/2006 DISPOSITION (and Remanded): AFFIRMED/PT, REVERSED/PT
3008/21/2006 UNANIMOUS OPINION: VandeWalle, Gerald W.
3108/21/2006 At the direction of the Court there are no costs taxed in this appeal
3208/22/2006 Judgment Mailed to Parties
3309/13/2006 MANDATE
3409/15/2006 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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