Mellum v. Mellum

990174 Debra A. Mellum, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
John E. Mellum, Defendant and Appellant

Appeal from: District Court, Northeast Central Judicial District, Grand Forks County
Judge Joel D. Medd
Nature of Action: Child Cust & Support (Div.\other)
Counsel:
Appellant: #McKechnie Law Office, P.C.
Appellee: Pearson Christensen & Clapp, PLLP
Term: 01/2000   Argument: 01/21/2000  10:45am
ND cite: 2000 ND 47
NW cite: 607 N.W.2d 580


Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
Whether certain of the trial court's findings of fact are not supported by the evidence and are thus clearly erroneous?
Whether the trial court failed to explain the substantial disparity in the property division between the parties, and its rationale for the decision?
Whether the trial court's order for contempt was unwarranted?

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
Is the District Court's division of the marital estate clearly erroneous.
Did the District Court adequately articulate its rationale for an unequal distribution of the marital estate.
Is there significant evidence in the record which supports the District Court's Findings of Fact.
Did the District Court abuse its discretion when it found Appellant in civil contempt of court for violation of the Interim Order.
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Docket entries:
106/08/1999 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 06/04/1999
206/28/1999 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 06/24/1999
306/29/1999 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL (Kathy S. Narlock): 10/04/1999
407/07/1999 Letter from Karen Aamodt; the portion she recorded was not requested; therefore, she will not
507/07/1999 prepare a transcript
607/09/1999 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF, Brief, & Aff. of Service
707/09/1999 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE. Granted
807/27/1999 MOTION FOR CONSOLIDATION WITH 990205
907/27/1999 ACTION BY CLERK (MOTION FOR CONSOLIDATION). Granted
1007/27/1999 THIS CASE IS CONSOLIDATED W/990205; MAKE ALL ENTRIES EXCEPT DIS IN THIS CASE
1107/25/1999 Transcript dated April 28, 1999 (add'l transcripts will be filed)
1207/27/1999 DISK - TRA (4-28-99)
1308/12/1999 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT (faxed copy)
1408/12/1999 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT. granted: 09/13/1999
1508/20/1999 Notice of AT Motion to Remand, Motion for Order of Remand to Amend Interim Order, Brief/Support,. RspDue: 08/30/1999
1608/20/1999 Aff. of William E. McKechnie, Affidavit of John E. Mellum, Exhibits A & B, Proposed order
1708/30/1999 Response & Affidavit to Motion to Remand
1809/01/1999 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT. denied
1909/01/1999 Order Mailed to Parties
2009/13/1999 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT (Lisa Peterson)
2109/13/1999 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT (MTR/Jahnke). Granted: 10/04/1999
2209/14/1999 TRANSCRIPT DATED October 7 & 8, & December 22 & 23, 1998 (2 Volumes) (Kathy Narlock)
2309/16/1999 DISKS - TRA of 10-7&8 & Dec 22 & 23, 1998 (2)
2410/01/1999 TRANSCRIPT DATED December 23, 1998
2510/08/1999 RECORD ON APPEAL (2 vols.) and Exhibits
2610/13/1999 Proof of Service of TRA of 12-23-98
2710/13/1999 DISK - TRA of 12-23-1998
2811/10/1999 APPELLANT BRIEF
2911/10/1999 APPELLANT APPENDIX
3011/22/1999 DISK (ATB)
3112/10/1999 APPELLEE BRIEF
3212/10/1999 APPELLEE APPENDIX
3312/13/1999 DISK - AEB (does not contain the T.O.C. & T.O.A.)
3412/14/1999 Corrected pages 3, 14, & 15 for Appellee's Brief (inserted into AEB)
3512/17/1999 DISK - Contains T.O.C. and T.O.A. for AEB)
3612/21/1999 REPLY BRIEF of Appellant
3712/21/1999 DISK - RYB
3801/21/2000 APPEARANCES: William E. McKechnie; Jay H. Fiedler
3901/21/2000 ARGUED: McKechnie; Fiedler (Vol. W; page 219)
4003/21/2000 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
4103/21/2000 SPLIT OPINION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
4203/21/2000 Dissent: Sandstrom, Dale V.: DISSENT
4303/21/2000 Costs on appeal in favor of Appellee, Debra Mellum
4403/23/2000 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
4504/03/2000 PETITION FOR REHEARING - Appellant
4604/04/2000 DISK - PER
4704/12/2000 Corrected Pages for PER (they sent entire PER rather than just pages requested)
4804/12/2000 DISK - Corrected PER
4904/25/2000 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (PER). Denied
5005/03/2000 MANDATE
5105/05/2000 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
5212/11/2006 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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