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Wessman v. Wessman

Docket No. 20070069
Oral Argument: Friday, November 2, 2007 1:30pm

Docket Info

Title
Kari Jane Wessman, Plaintiff, Appellant
and Cross-Appellee
v.
Bradley Dale Wessman, Defendant, Appellee
and Cross-Appellant
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : CHILD CUST & SUPPORT (Div.\Other)
Appeal From
Case No. 05-C-02997
East Central Judicial District, Cass County
Steven L. Marquart
2008 ND 62747 N.W.2d 85
Oral Argument 11/2/2007

Highlight

A district court's award of custody is treated as a finding of fact and, on appeal, will not be reversed unless it is clearly erroneous.
Under N.D.C.C. 14-09-06.1, a district court must award custody of a child to the person who will promote the best interests and welfare of the child.
When there is credible evidence of domestic violence, it dominates the hierarchy of "best interest" factors to be considered.
When a district court addresses whether evidence of domestic violence triggers the presumption under N.D.C.C. 14-09-06.2(1)(j), we require specific findings and conclusions regarding the presumption so we are not left guessing as to the court's rationale regarding the application of the presumption.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
07/16/2007 APPELLANT BRIEF View
08/20/2007 APPELLEE BRIEF View
09/13/2007 REPLY BRIEF of Appellant View
10/01/2007 REPLY BRIEF of Appellee View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Stephen R Dawson - 04638

(Note: Attachments may not be available for recently filed cases and/or confidential documents.)

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 03/08/2007 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 03/07/2007
2 03/08/2007 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 03/07/2007
3 03/08/2007 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning
4 03/08/2007 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL (retained by counsel for Appellee) : 06/25/2007
5 03/16/2007 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL (filed in trial court on 3-15-07)
6 04/05/2007 Faxed letter from Cass Co. Clerk's Office dated 4-5-07 RE: retention of record by Mr. Anderson
7 04/24/2007 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Sandstrom, Dale V.
8 04/26/2007 Motion for enlargement of time for preparation of the transcript
9 04/26/2007 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT - Granted : 06/04/2007
10 06/05/2007 Transcripts dated 1/18/07 and 1/19/07
11 06/05/2007 DISK - TRA dated 1/18/07 and 1/19/07 (electronically transmitted)
12 06/05/2007 Certificate of Service of transcripts dated 1/18/07 and 1/19/07
13 06/06/2007 Amended Certificate of Service of transcripts dated 1/18/07 and 1/19/07
14 06/06/2007 RECORD ON APPEAL including separates 34, 35, 39, 40 and 60
15 06/12/2007 Agreement for substitution of counsel stating Mr. Dawson is counsel for Appellee/Cross-Appellant
16 07/16/2007 APPELLANT BRIEF View
17 07/16/2007 APPELLANT APPENDIX
18 07/17/2007 DISK - ATB
19 07/17/2007 Affidavit of Service by Mail of ATB
20 08/20/2007 APPELLEE BRIEF View
21 08/24/2007 Clerk's Supplemental Certificate of Appeal (Entries 93 - 95)
22 08/24/2007 Received copies of corrected table of authorities and pages for AEB
23 08/24/2007 DISK - AEB
24 09/13/2007 REPLY BRIEF of Appellant View
25 09/14/2007 Affidavit of Service by Mail dated 9-13-07 of RYB on Mr. Dawson
26 09/14/2007 DISK - ryb
27 10/01/2007 REPLY BRIEF of Appellee View
28 10/03/2007 DISK - RYB
29 10/19/2007 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Crothers, Daniel John
30 10/25/2007 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Hodny, William F.
31 10/26/2007 SITTING WITH THE COURT : McClintock, Jr., John C.
32 10/29/2007 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Goodman, Ronald E.
33 11/02/2007 APPEARANCES: Jerilynn Brantner Adams; Stephen R. Dawson
34 11/02/2007 ARGUED: Adams; Dawson
35 11/02/2007 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
36 03/31/2008 DISPOSITION (AND REMANDED)
37 03/31/2008 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Maring, Mary Muehlen View
38 03/31/2008 No costs to be taxed in this appeal.
39 04/22/2008 MANDATE
40 04/24/2008 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
41 10/30/2017 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed