McAllister v. McAllister

20090176 Mark Alexander McAllister, Plaintiff, Appellee
and Cross-Appellant
v.
Robin Marie McAllister, Defendant, Appellant
and Cross-Appellee
and
Michael J. Tharaldson, Defendant

Appeal from: District Court, East Central Judicial District, Cass County
Judge Douglas R. Herman
Nature of Action: Child Cust & Support (Div.\other)
Counsel:
Appellant: Leo Patrick O'Day Jr.
Appellee: Melinda Hanson Weerts
Term: 01/2010   Argument: 01/14/2010  1:00pm
ND cite: 2010 ND 40
NW cite: 779 N.W.2d 652

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the district court erred in finding the existence of a psychological parent relationship between the minor child and his stepparent.
II. Whether the court erred in finding the stepparent of the minor child should be entitled to full rights per NDCC 14-09-28 and other custodial rights.
III. Whether the amount of visitation awarded by the court, the "liberal" visitation, was excessive.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the district court erred in finding and concluding that there exists a "psychological parent relationship" between E.M. and Mark.
II. Whether the trial court erred in awarding Mark statutory rights to access information and communicate with the child under N.D.C.C. 14-09-28.
III. Whether the amount of visitation ordered by the Court was excessive.
IV. Did the trial court commit reversible error in awarding Robin sole physical and sole legal custody of E.M. based upon factual findings and legal conclusions induced by an erroneous view of the law.

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Docket entries:
106/15/2009 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 06/12/2009
206/15/2009 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 06/12/2009
306/23/2009 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL
406/25/2009 Transcript dated April 15, 2009 & C.O.S.
506/25/2009 DISK-tra (4/15/09) e-mailed
606/30/2009 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL: 08/31/2009
707/29/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
807/29/2009 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT (MTR). Granted: 08/31/2009
908/24/2009 TRANSCRIPT DATED JANUARY 26, 2009, & C.O.S.
1008/25/2009 DISK-TRA (1/26/09) E-MAILED
1108/25/2009 RECORD ON APPEAL & SEPARATE NOS. 54, 55, 61, & 70 (Not rec'd: #15, 63, 64, & 69--tapes)
1208/26/2009 Transcript dated January 27, 2009, Redaction Key and C.O.S.
1308/27/2009 DISK-tra (1/27/09) e-mailed
1408/29/2009 TRANSCRIPT DATED January 28, 2009 (Vol. III) & C.O.S.
1508/29/2009 DISK - tra (1-28-09) (e-mailed)
1609/28/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
1709/28/2009 E-FILED MOTION (ext. for appellant's brief)
1809/28/2009 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 10/21/2009
1909/28/2009 Withdrawal and Substitution of Counsel - L. Patrick O'Day replacing John T. Goff as counsel for AT
2010/22/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed)
2110/22/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (ATB)
2210/22/2009 APPELLANT APPENDIX (e-filed)
2310/22/2009 E-FILED APPENDIX (ATA)
2410/23/2009 Receipt $25 surcharge for ATB (Receipt #19201)
2510/27/2009 Received 7 copies of ATB from CSD
2610/27/2009 Received 6 copies of ATA from CSD
2711/25/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed)
2811/25/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB)
2912/07/2009 Received $25 surcharge for AEB (Receipt #19258)
3012/08/2009 REPLY BRIEF
3112/08/2009 E-FILED BRIEF - RYB
3212/09/2009 Received 7 copies of AEB from CSD
3312/10/2009 Received 7 copies of RYB from CSD
3412/22/2009 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
3501/14/2010 APPEARANCES: L. Patrick O'Day/Melinda H. Weerts
3601/14/2010 ARGUED: O'Day/Weerts
3701/14/2010 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
3803/16/2010 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
3903/16/2010 SPLIT OPINION: VandeWalle, Gerald W.
4003/16/2010 (SPECIALLY CONCURRING): Crothers, Daniel John: CONCUR
4103/16/2010 (JOINED SPECIALLY CONCURRING): Maring, Mary Muehlen: JN/CON
4203/16/2010 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellee
4303/17/2010 Judgment Sent to Parties
4404/14/2010 MANDATE
4504/22/2010 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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