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Thornton v. Klose

Docket No. 20090320
Oral Argument: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 4:00pm

Docket Info

Title
Susan K. Thornton, fka
Susan K. Klose, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Richard S. Klose, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : CHILD CUST & SUPPORT (Div.\Other)
Appeal From
Case No. 03-C-00523
Southeast Judicial District, Stutsman County
John T. Paulson
2010 ND 141785 N.W.2d 891

Highlight

A temporary child support order amending a prior divorce judgment and setting the parties' child support obligations for a period of one year is appealable.
When a divorce judgment explicitly orders a child custody schedule which results in an unequal division of custodial time between the parents, it does not order "equal physical custody" and the child support offset provision does not apply.
Judgment provisions allowing the parties to mutually agree to a different custodial schedule or declaring the parties are considered to have equal physical custody for purposes of calculating child support do not trump an ordered custody schedule or convert the unequal division of custody into "equal physical custody."


Briefs

Filing Date Description
12/01/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed) View
12/28/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF - Susan K. Thornton View
12/30/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF-STATE (E-MAILED) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Joseph F Larson - 03229
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE James A Reisnour - 03430
APPELLEE SPEC. ASST. ATTY. GEN. Cynthia Gay Schaar - 04760

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 10/26/2009 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 10/23/2009
2 10/26/2009 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Sandstrom, Dale V.
3 11/20/2009 RECORD ON APPEAL
4 12/01/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed) View
5 12/01/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (ATB)
6 12/01/2009 APPELLANT APPENDIX (e-filed)
7 12/01/2009 E-FILED APPENDIX
8 12/02/2009 Received $25.00 surcharge for ATB (Receipt #19248)
9 12/07/2009 Received 7 copies of ATB from CSD
10 12/09/2009 Received 6 copies of ATA from CSD
11 12/22/2009 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
12 12/28/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF - Susan K. Thornton View
13 12/28/2009 DISK - aeb (Thornton) (e-mailed)
14 12/30/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF-STATE (E-MAILED) View
15 12/30/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB-STATE)
16 12/31/2009 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Wefald, Robert O.
17 01/04/2010 Received 7 copies of AEB (State) from CSD
18 01/12/2010 Request for waiver of oral argument on behalf of Appellant and Appellee
19 01/12/2010 E-FILED MOTION (Request for waiver of oral argument)
20 01/12/2010 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Request for waiver of oral argument) - Granted
21 01/20/2010 APPEARANCES: Waived under N.D.R.App.P. 34(f)
22 01/20/2010 ARGUED: Waived
23 01/27/2010 Filing fee paid 12-31-09 through inter-departmental billing.
24 07/13/2010 DISPOSITION
25 07/13/2010 SPLIT OPINION : VandeWalle, Gerald W. View
26 07/13/2010 (Concurring) : Maring, Mary Muehlen
27 07/13/2010 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellant
28 07/14/2010 Judgment E-Mailed to Parties
29 08/09/2010 MANDATE
30 08/11/2010 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE