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Schumacker v. Schumacker

Docket No. 20100282
Oral Argument: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:00pm

Docket Info

Title
Kim Schumacker, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Curttis Schumacker, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : CHILD CUST & SUPPORT (Div.\Other)
Appeal From
Case No. 06-C-1836
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Bruce B. Haskell
2011 ND 75796 N.W.2d 636
Oral Argument 12/7/2010

Highlight

Merely conflicting allegations in affidavits and moving papers for a change in primary residential responsibility of parties' children must be resolved at an evidentiary hearing, unless the party opposing the movant has conclusively proved the movant's allegations are insufficient or have no credibility.
Pre-divorce conduct can be relevant for a change of custody when the divorce was stipulated and the trial court was unaware of the facts at the time of the stipulation.
Inadmissible hearsay statements are not competent evidence supporting a prima facie case for a change of primary residential responsibility.
Statements by declarants on their state of mind and emotion fit an exception to the hearsay rule and are competent evidence.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
10/11/2010 APPELLANT BRIEF View
10/27/2010 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Theresa Luan Kellington - 05385
APPELLEE 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 09/01/2010 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 08/31/2010
2 09/27/2010 RECORD ON APPEAL (not rec'd no. 19 court rep. tape)
3 10/11/2010 APPELLANT BRIEF View
4 10/11/2010 APPELLANT APPENDIX
5 10/11/2010 DISK - atb (e-mailed)
6 10/18/2010 Docket Sheet of the Lower Court for ATA
7 10/27/2010 APPELLEE BRIEF View
8 10/27/2010 APPELLEE APPENDIX
9 10/27/2010 DISK - AEB (floppy disk)
10 11/15/2010 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
11 12/07/2010 APPEARANCES: Theresa L. Cole; Justin D. Hager
12 12/07/2010 ARGUED: Theresa L. Cole; Justin D. Hager
13 12/07/2010 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
14 04/12/2011 DISPOSITION
15 04/12/2011 SPLIT OPINION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning View
16 04/12/2011 (CONCURRING OR DISSENTING) : Crothers, Daniel John
17 04/12/2011 (JOINED CONCURRING OR DISSENTING) : VandeWalle, Gerald W.
18 04/12/2011 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellant.
19 04/13/2011 Judgment Sent to Parties
20 05/06/2011 MANDATE
21 05/11/2011 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE