Dufner v. Trottier

20090211 Joe M. Dufner, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Kerry A. Trottier,
f/k/a Kerry A. Dufner, Defendant and Appellant

Appeal from: District Court, Northeast Central Judicial District, Grand Forks County
Judge Debbie Gordon Kleven
Nature of Action: Child Cust & Support (Div.\other)
Counsel:
Appellant: Theodore Thomas Sandberg
Appellee: Robert John Schultz
Term: 01/2010   Argument: 01/20/2010  1:30pm
ND cite: 2010 ND 31
NW cite: 778 N.W.2d 586

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1. Should the district court Order of July 6, 2009, Granting Motion to Modify Visitation (App. 17-26), be vacated - and the Third Amended Order (App. 27-40) be overturned?
Appellant's Answer: Yes
2. Should the district court Order of July 6, 2009, Denying Evidentiary Hearing (App. P. 41-45) on the matter of primary residential responsibility (custody), be reversed and remanded for further proceedings?
Appellent's Answer: Yes.


Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. The Trial Court's Order Denying Trottier's Motion to Modify Custody Without an Evidentiary Hearing Must be Affirmed.
A.Portion's of Appellant's District Court Brief and Affidavit Contain Inadmissable and Incompetent Evidence.
i. Portion's of Trottier's Affidavit Contain Inadmissable Hearsay.
ii.Portions of Trottier's Affidavit are Incompetent.
B.The District Court Did Not Err in Referring to the Children's Statements.
II.The Trial Court Did Not Err in Granting Dufner's Motion to Modify Visitation.

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Docket entries:
107/16/2009 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 07/13/2009
207/16/2009 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 07/13/2009
307/23/2009 Acknowledgment of OTR & RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL: 10/01/2009
408/27/2009 TRANSCRIPT DATED May 26, 2009 & C.O.S.
508/28/2009 DISK - tra (5-26-09)
608/28/2009 This case is consolidated with 20090251; make all docket entries, except DIS & MAN codes,
708/28/2009 in 20090211.
808/28/2009 Reset due date for TRA due to new NOA filed in 20090251
908/28/2009 ACTION BY CLERK (Reset due date for TRA due to new NOA filed in 20090251). Granted: 10/15/2009
1009/09/2009 Transcript dated August 17, 2009
1109/10/2009 DISK - tra (8-17-09)
1209/14/2009 RECORD ON APPEAL - 3 volumes plus separates- Not rec'd nos. 20, 63, 71-105, 107-108, 125, 136, 157
1309/14/2009 168, 194-195, 228-229, 258-260
1409/14/2009 First Supp. Clerk's Cert. - entry no. 265
1509/14/2009 Second Supp. Clerk's Cert. - entry nos. 266-267
1609/24/2009 TRANSCRIPT DATED May 28, 2009 & C.O.S.
1709/28/2009 DISK - tra (5-28-09)
1810/30/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF (see replacement ATB filed 11-6-09)
1910/30/2009 APPELLANT APPENDIX (see replacement ATA filed 11-6-09)
2011/06/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF (Corrected)
2111/06/2009 APPELLANT APPENDIX (Corrected)
2212/07/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF - (e-filed)
2311/06/2009 DISK - corrected ATB (e-mailed)
2412/07/2009 E-FILED BRIEF - AEB
2512/07/2009 APPELLEE APPENDIX - (e-filed)
2612/07/2009 E-FILED APPENDIX - AEA
2712/07/2009 Received $25 surcharge (Receipt # 19261) for AEB and $64.50 surcharge for AEA (Receipt #19262)
2812/09/2009 Received 7 copies of AEB from CSD
2912/09/2009 Received 6 copies of AEA from CSD
3012/22/2009 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
3101/20/2010 APPEARANCES: Theodore T. Sandberg/Robert J. Schultz
3201/20/2010 ARGUED: Sandberg/Schultz
3301/20/2010 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
3402/17/2010 DISPOSITION (AND REMANDED): AFFIRMED/PT, REVERSED/PT
3502/17/2010 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Crothers, Daniel John
3602/17/2010 (CONCURRING IN RESULT): VandeWalle, Gerald W.: CON/RES
3702/17/2010 No costs are taxed on this appeal
3802/18/2010 Judgment Sent to Parties
3902/18/2010 Corrected Opinion
4003/01/2010 Third Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 2-26-10 (Entry Nos. 269-270)
4103/15/2010 MANDATE
4203/18/2010 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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