Hitz v. Hitz

20070211 Lois Konzak Hitz, n/k/a
Lois Ann Marie Konzak, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
John William Hitz, Defendant and Appellee

Appeal from: District Court, Southeast Judicial District, Wells County
Judge James M. Bekken
Nature of Action: Divorce/Property Div./Alimony
Counsel:
Appellant: Stefanson, Plambeck & Foss
Appellee: Sherry Mills Moore
Term: 01/2008   Argument: 01/14/2008  2:45pm
ND cite: 2008 ND 58
NW cite: 746 N.W.2d 732

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
Whether the District Court's division of property is clearly erroneous.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
1. If the court explains a disparate distribution in part on the basis of the parties' premarital property but not property received by gift or inheritance after the marriage, is it error as a matter of law?
2. Is there a point at which the length of the marriage supersedes all other Ruff-Fischer factors, as a matter of law?
3. Must the court as a matter of law ignore the diminishment of the marital estate by nearly $350,000 unless it was purposefully done to thwart the other spouse?
4. If the value placed on the parties' home is within the range proffered by the experts and that posited in Lois' Proposed Findings, did the court err by not deducting the cost needed to move the house?

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Docket entries:
107/26/2007 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 07/18/2007
207/26/2007 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 07/18/2007
308/15/2007 RECORD ON APPEAL w/Separates (Entry Nos. 40, 41, 55, 56, & 58).
408/15/2007 Not included w/Pl. Exhibits (Entry No. 18) & Def. Exhibits (Entry Nos. 104, 105, 107, 108, 111, 113
508/15/2007 116, 117, 120, 123, 124, 126, 128, & 131)
609/06/2007 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT (ct recorder Houle)
709/06/2007 E-FILED MOTION (MTR)
809/10/2007 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 09/13/2007
909/13/2007 DISK - tra (10-16/17/06) (e-mailed)
1009/14/2007 TRANSCRIPT DATED October 16 & 17, 2006
1109/17/2007 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT (Sua Sponte). Granted: 09/14/2007
1209/17/2007 ACTION BY CLERK (MTR) (Sua Sponte). Granted: 09/14/2007
1310/16/2007 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT (Sua Sponte)
1410/16/2007 ACTION BY CLERK (MTR). Granted: 11/07/2007
1510/18/2007 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
1610/22/2007 ACTION BY CLERK (14 days after filing of revised transcript). Granted: 11/19/2007
1711/04/2007 DISK - tra (10-16-06 & 10-17-06 - corrected) (e-mailed)
1811/05/2007 TRANSCRIPT DATED October 16 & 17, 2006 (corrected)
1911/06/2007 certificate of service of copies of transcripts
2011/19/2007 APPELLANT BRIEF
2111/19/2007 APPELLANT APPENDIX
2211/19/2007 DISK - ATB (e-mailed)
2312/20/2007 APPELLEE BRIEF
2412/20/2007 APPELLEE APPENDIX
2512/20/2007 DISK - aeb
2612/20/2007 Affidavit of Service by Mail of AEB on opposing counsel
2701/07/2008 REPLY BRIEF
2801/08/2008 DISK - RYB (e-mailed)
2901/14/2008 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Maring, Mary Muehlen
3001/14/2008 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Hodny, William F.
3101/14/2008 APPEARANCES: Todd W. Foss; Sherry Mills Moore, John Hitz
3201/14/2008 ARGUED: Foss; Moore
3301/14/2008 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
3403/24/2008 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
3503/24/2008 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
3603/24/2008 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
3703/24/2008 Judgment E-Mailed to Parties
3804/04/2008 PETITION FOR REHEARING
3904/04/2008 DISK - PER (E-mailed)
4004/21/2008 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (PER). Denied
4105/01/2008 MOTION FOR STAY OF MANDATE
4205/05/2008 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE. Granted: 06/02/2008
4306/02/2008 Motion for extension of the Stay of Mandate
4406/03/2008 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (Motion for Extension of Stay of Mandate). Denied
4506/03/2008 E-FILED MOTION (by facsimile transmission)
4606/03/2008 MANDATE
4706/06/2008 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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