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Guardianship of J.S.L.F.

Docket No. 20120162
Oral Argument: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 2:45pm

Docket Info

Title
In Regard to the Guardianship of J.S.L.F., a Minor
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G.S., G.J., and K.C., Petitioners and Appellees
v.
S.M.L. and B.F., Respondents
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B.F., Appellant
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : GUARDIAN/CONSERVATOR
Appeal From
Case No. 10-P-00239
North Central Judicial District, Ward County
Todd L. Cresap
2013 ND 31826 N.W.2d 916
Oral Argument 10/10/2012

Highlight

A guardianship proceeding is an inappropriate method for testing the fitness of a parent.
To prove a parent's rights to his or her child have been suspended by circumstances due to abandonment, the petitioner must satisfy the same standards to prove abandonment required in the Uniform Juvenile Court Act and the Revised Uniform Adoption Act.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
07/31/2012 APPELLANT BRIEF View
09/20/2012 APPELLEE BRIEF (pdf) View
10/04/2012 REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Lynn M Boughey - 04046
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Mary Ellen Seaworth - 04092

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 03/20/2012 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 03/19/2012
2 03/20/2012 Amended Notice of Appeal filed in trial court on 3-19-12
3 03/20/2012 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 03/19/2012
4 04/20/2012 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL (ENTRY NOS. 1-104; not attached: #68 - Defendant's Exh. C-Fish Video Disk)
5 05/17/2012 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT (sua sponte)
6 05/17/2012 ACTION BY CLERK (sua sponte) - Granted : 05/17/2012
7 05/17/2012 TRANSCRIPT DATED July 28, 2011 & C.O.S.
8 05/17/2012 DISK - tra (7/28/11) (e-mailed)
9 06/12/2012 MOTION FOR REMAND
10 06/12/2012 E-FILED MOTION
11 06/13/2012 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - Granted
12 06/13/2012 ORDER OF REMAND
13 06/18/2012 Order/Judgment Sent to Parties
14 06/29/2012 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
15 06/29/2012 E-FILED MOTION
16 06/29/2012 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (GRANTED IN PART) - Granted : 07/06/2012
17 07/11/2012 S.Ct. Not. of Dismissal/Failure to Proceed - RspDue
18 07/23/2012 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF - Granted : 07/30/2012
19 07/24/2012 ACTION BY ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE SANDSTROM - Granted : 07/30/2012
20 07/31/2012 APPELLANT BRIEF View
21 07/24/2012 NO ACTION TAKEN (MSN)
22 07/31/2012 E-FILED BRIEF
23 08/08/2012 Received 1st corrected nonsubstantive electronic Appellant's Brief
24 08/09/2012 Received 2nd corrected nonsubstnative electronic Appellant's Brief
25 08/09/2012 APPELLANT APPENDIX
26 08/09/2012 E-FILED APPENDIX
27 08/13/2012 Received $133.00 for ATB & ATA (Receipt #21300)
28 08/15/2012 Rec'd copies of ATB from CSD
29 08/15/2012 Rec'd 6 copies of ATA from CSD
30 08/17/2012 TRANSCRIPTS DATED APRIL 19, 2011, AND JULY 13, 2012, & C.O.S.
31 08/20/2012 DISK-TRA (4/19/11 & 7/13/12) E-MAILED
32 08/27/2012 Received add'l $2.50 for ATA (Receipt#21466)
33 08/27/2012 Refiled RECORD ON APPEAL after remand, DATED 08/24/2012 (ENTRY NOS.1-67, 69-152) (Entry NO.68
34 08/27/2012 Defendant's Exhibit C, Fish Video Disk--NOT SENT)
35 08/29/2012 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
36 08/29/2012 E-FILED MOTION
37 08/29/2012 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 09/20/2012
38 09/17/2012 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
39 09/20/2012 APPELLEE BRIEF (pdf) View
40 09/20/2012 E-FILED BRIEF
41 09/27/2012 Received $25 filing fee for AEB (Receipt #21519)
42 09/28/2012 7 copies of AEB made in Clerk's Office
43 10/04/2012 REPLY BRIEF View
44 10/04/2012 E-FILED BRIEF
45 10/05/2012 Rec'd 7 copies of RYB from CSD
46 10/10/2012 APPEARANCES: Mary E. Seaworth with cliet/Lynn M. Boughey with clients
47 10/10/2012 ARGUED: Seaworth/Boughey
48 10/10/2012 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
49 02/26/2013 DISPOSITION
50 02/26/2013 UNANIMOUS OPINION : VandeWalle, Gerald W. View
51 02/26/2013 COSTS ON APPEAL TAXED IN FAVOR OF APPELLANT
52 02/27/2013 Judgment Sent to Parties
53 03/11/2013 PETITION FOR REHEARING View
54 03/11/2013 E-FILED BRIEF
55 03/12/2013 Rcv'd nonsubstantive corrections to PER (title)
56 03/12/2013 DISK(per)(e-mailed)
57 03/13/2013 Rcv'd 7 copies of PER from CSD
58 04/05/2013 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - Denied
59 04/23/2013 MANDATE
60 04/26/2013 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE