Matter of J.D.F.
Matter of J.D.F., a minor child
D.D.F. and C.A.F., Petitioners and Appellants
North Dakota Department of
Human Services, Respondent
G.V.D., Respondent and Appellee
South Central Judicial District,
Judge Gail Hagerty
|Nature of Action:||Termination/Parental Rights|
|Term:||06/2010  Argument: 06/08/2010 1:30pm|
|ND cite:||2010 ND 160|
787 N.W.2d 738
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Appellant's Statement of the Issues:|
I.Whether the petitioners timely filed their notice of appeal within the sixty day period under N.D. R. App. P. 4.
II.Whether the district court erred when it denied petitioners' request to terminate G.V.D.'s parental rights and dismissed petitioners' petition for adoption.
III.Whether the district court erred when it ordered the petitioners to pay for half the expense of the guardian ad litem.
Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the trial court committed reversible err when it held D.D.F. and C.A.F. failed to prove by clear and convincing evidence the necessary elements to support the termination of a parent-child relationship in the context of a stepparent adoption proceeding.
II. Whether Rule 2.2 of the North Dakota Rules of Appellate Procedure prohibits the North Dakota Supreme Court from considering this appeal.
Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
1.The Guardian ad Litem did not lose standing to continue to advocate for the minor child by withdrawing the report and recommendation filed prior to trial.
2.The trial court did not abuse its' discretion by ordering D.D.F. and C.A.F. to pay one-half of the fees of the Guardian ad Litem.
3.The Guardian ad Litem (GAL) agrees with G.V.D.'s statement of the issues in addition to those set forth above. The GAL takes no position regarding the issue involving Rule 2.2 N.D. R. App.P.
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|1||02/16/2010||NOTICE OF APPEAL: 02/12/2010|
|2||02/16/2010||ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 02/12/2010|
|3||02/16/2010||ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Sandstrom, Dale V.|
|4||02/17/2010||MOTION to Dismiss & Brief/Support. RspDue: 03/01/2010|
|5||02/22/2010||Received Sealed Key to Redacted Text of Transcript of December 16, 2009.|
|6||02/22/2010||DISK - Transcript dated 12-16-09 (TRA filed in the ROA)|
|7||02/24/2010||Response To Motion to Dismiss Filed (e-filed)|
|8||02/24/2010||EFILED RESPONSE (Response to Motion/Dismiss)|
|9||02/24/2010||MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (Sua Sponte to reset briefing schedule because of OTR)|
|10||02/24/2010||ACTION BY CLERK MAT (Sua Sponte). Granted: 03/24/2010|
|11||03/03/2010||Action on the Motion to Dismiss is deferred until consideration of the merits & further briefing|
|12||03/12/2010||RECORD ON APPEAL & separates|
|13||03/16/2010||MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF & Affidavit in Support|
|14||03/16/2010||E-FILED MOTION (Mot/Ext/ATB)|
|15||03/16/2010||ACTION BY CLERK (Mot/Ext/ATB). Granted: 03/31/2010|
|16||03/31/2010||APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed) PDF|
|17||03/31/2010||E-FILED BRIEF (ATB) PDF|
|18||03/31/2010||APPELLANT APPENDIX (e-filed) PDF|
|19||03/31/2010||E-FILED APPENDIX (ATA) PDF|
|20||04/01/2010||Received $25 e-filing surcharge and $33.50 ATA surcharge (Receipt #19429).|
|21||04/06/2010||Received copies of ATB from CSD|
|22||04/06/2010||Received copies of ATA from CSD|
|23||04/20/2010||APPELLEE BRIEF (G.V.D.)|
|25||04/29/2010||APPELLEE BRIEF (Guardian ad Litem)|
|26||04/29/2010||DISK-AEB (Guardian ad Litem) e-mailed|
|27||05/10/2010||REPLY BRIEF of Appellants (e-filed)|
|28||05/10/2010||E-FILED BRIEF (RYB)|
|29||05/12/2010||Received 7 copies of RYB from CSD|
|30||05/18/2010||NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT|
|31||05/20/2010||SITTING WITH THE COURT: Schmalenberger, Allan L.|
|32||06/08/2010||APPEARANCES: Jackie M. Stebbins and David R. Bliss; Bradley D. Peterson; GAL Patricia E. Garrity|
|33||06/08/2010||ARGUED: Stebbins; Peterson; Garrity|
|34||06/08/2010||ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST|
|35||08/20/2010||NO ACTION TAKEN (Motion to Dismiss)|
|37||08/20/2010||UNANIMOUS OPINION: VandeWalle, Gerald W.|
|38||08/20/2010||Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellee|
|39||08/20/2010||Judgment Sent to Parties|
|41||09/16/2010||RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE|