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Topolski v. Topolski

Docket No. 20130276
Oral Argument: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 9:30am

Docket Info

Title
Thomas Francis Topolski, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Jean Evonne Topolski, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : CHILD CUST & SUPPORT (Div.\Other)
Appeal From
Case No. 09-C-01405
North Central Judicial District, Ward County
Richard L. Hagar
2014 ND 68844 N.W.2d 875
Oral Argument 3/4/2014

Highlight

A district court has substantial discretion in deciding primary residential responsibility, but the court must consider all of the applicable best interest factors.
A court's findings of fact are sufficient if they afford a clear understanding of the court's decision and assist the appellate court in conducting its review.
If the previous primary residential responsibility placement was based on a stipulation, the district court must consider all relevant evidence, including pre-divorce conduct and activities, when determining whether to modify primary residential responsibility.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
12/04/2013 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
01/17/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Thomas Myron Jackson - 05947
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Theresa Luan Kellington - 05385

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 09/06/2013 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 09/05/2013
2 09/06/2013 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 09/05/2013
3 10/07/2013 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED OCTOBER 4, 2013 (ENTRY NOS.1-139)
4 10/25/2013 TRANSCRIPT DATED JUNE 6, 2013 & C.O.S.
5 10/25/2013 DISK-Transcript dated June 6, 2013 (e-mailed)
6 12/04/2013 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
7 12/04/2013 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
8 12/04/2013 APPELLANT APPENDIX
9 12/04/2013 E-FILED APPENDIX
10 12/05/2013 Rcv'd non-substantive corrections to ATA (2nd am jmt)
11 12/06/2013 Rcv'd 7 copies of ATB & 6 copies of ATA from CSD
12 12/06/2013 Rcv'd $25 surcharge for ATB (receipt #22513)
13 12/30/2013 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
14 12/30/2013 E-FILED MOTION
15 12/30/2013 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK - Granted : 01/21/2014
16 01/17/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF View
17 01/17/2014 DISK(AEB)(e-mailed)
18 02/18/2014 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
19 03/04/2014 APPEARANCES: Thomas M. Jackson; Theresa Kellington
20 03/04/2014 ARGUED: Thomas M. Jackson; Theresa Kellington
21 03/04/2014 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
22 04/03/2014 DISPOSITION
23 04/03/2014 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning View
24 04/03/2014 Costs taxed in favor of Appellee
25 04/03/2014 Judgment Sent to Parties
26 05/14/2014 MANDATE
27 05/16/2014 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE