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Petition of Berger

Docket No. 20090198
Oral Argument: Wednesday, November 4, 2009 9:30am

Docket Info

Title
In the Matter of the Petition of Lance Berger
on Behalf of Minor Child, K.C.F., for Change
of Name
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Lance J. Berger, Petitioner and Appellant
v.
Amber Myhre, Respondent and Appellee
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : OTHER (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No. 09-C-00274
South Central Judicial District, Morton County
David E. Reich
2010 ND 28778 N.W.2d 579
Oral Argument 11/4/2009

Highlight

When a minor is involved, the requirement that the district court determine whether there is "proper and reasonable cause" for a proposed name change necessarily includes consideration of the best interests of the child.
While the general standard of review for name change petitions under N.D.C.C. ch. 32-28 remains the abuse-of-discretion standard, a district court's findings on the best interests of a child when deciding a petition to change the name of a minor child are subject to the clearly erroneous standard of review.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
09/11/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF View
10/09/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Theresa Luan Kellington - 05385
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Justin Dale Hager - 06003

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 07/08/2009 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 07/07/2009
2 07/08/2009 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 07/07/2009
3 07/13/2009 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL : 08/26/2009
4 08/06/2009 TRANSCRIPT DATED 5-12-09 & C.O.S.
5 08/06/2009 DISK - TRA of 5-12-09
6 08/12/2009 RECORD ON APPEAL
7 09/11/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF View
8 09/11/2009 APPELLANT APPENDIX
9 09/11/2009 DISK-ATB
10 10/09/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF View
11 10/09/2009 APPELLEE APPENDIX
12 10/15/2009 OBJECTION TO APPELLEE'S SUPPLEMENTAL APPENDIX AND MOTION TO STRIKE AND BRIEF. - RspDue : 10/23/2009
13 10/16/2009 Received original and seven copies of the Table of Contents for the Appellee's Appendix
14 10/16/2009 Received original and seven copies of the corrected Table of Authorities and pages for the AEB
15 10/20/2009 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
16 10/19/2009 DISK - aeb (e-mailed)
17 10/23/2009 Appellee's Response to Objection to Appellee's Supplemental Appendix and Motion to Strike
18 11/04/2009 APPEARANCES: Justin D. Hager/None
19 11/04/2009 ARGUED: Hager/Waived under N.D.R.App.P. 34(e)
20 11/04/2009 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
21 02/17/2010 DISPOSITION
22 02/17/2010 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Sandstrom, Dale V. View
23 02/17/2010 (dissenting in part and concuring in part) : Maring, Mary Muehlen
24 02/17/2010 Costs taxed in favor of Appellee.
25 02/18/2010 Judgment Sent to Parties
26 03/19/2010 MANDATE
27 03/24/2010 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE