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Wanttaja v. Wanttaja

Docket No. 20140436
Oral Argument: Monday, September 21, 2015 10:00am

Docket Info

Title
Todd A. Wanttaja, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Caroline L. Wanttaja, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : CHILD CUST & SUPPORT (Div.\Other)
Appeal From
Case No. 2013-DM-00003
Southwest Judicial District, Dunn County
William A. Herauf
2016 ND 14873 N.W.2d 911
Oral Argument 9/21/2015

Highlight

A district court has jurisdiction in divorce proceedings to award appropriate child support for a parties' child, even when a temporary support order has been entered by a district court in another county while the parties are still married.
In deciding whether to award attorney fees in a divorce, the district court must balance one party's needs against the other party's ability to pay, and fault is a consideration only to the extent one party has unreasonably escalated the fees.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
05/11/2015 APPELLANT BRIEF View
07/08/2015 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Craig Mark Richie - 03112
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Elizabeth A. Ebert - 07326

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 12/08/2014 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 12/08/2014
2 12/08/2014 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 12/12/2014
3 12/12/2014 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
4 12/12/2014 Notice Served on Craig Richie and Elizabeth Ebert
5 01/06/2015 Notice of Suspension of Preparation of Transcript
6 01/07/2015 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JANUARY 7, 2015 (ENTRY NOS.1-232, 234-247)
7 01/13/2015 Rsumption of Preparation of Transcript dated 1-13-15 by Deborah Sheets
8 02/03/2015 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
9 02/03/2015 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT - Granted : 03/14/2015
10 02/04/2015 1ST ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED FEBRUARY 4, 2015 (ENTRY NOS.248-254)
11 03/02/2015 2ND ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MARCH 3, 2015 (ENTRY NOS. 255-257)
12 03/13/2015 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED OCTOBER 29, 2013 & OCTOBER 8, 2014 & C.O.S. W/REDACTED KEY
13 03/13/2015 3RD ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MARCH 13, 2015 (ENTRY NOS.258-261)
14 03/23/2015 4TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MARCH 20, 2015 (ENTRY NOS.262-267)
15 04/07/2015 5TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED (ENTRY NOS. 268-270)
16 04/17/2015 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
17 04/17/2015 E-FILED MOTION
18 04/21/2015 Clarification of Motion requested and received
19 04/21/2015 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 05/11/2015
20 05/11/2015 APPELLANT BRIEF View
21 05/11/2015 E-FILED BRIEF
22 05/11/2015 APPELLANT APPENDIX
23 05/11/2015 E-FILED APPENDIX
24 05/14/2015 Rcv'd non-substantive corrections to ATB & ATA (pers info; order dated 10/13/14 for ata)
25 05/15/2015 Rcv'd $25 e-filing surcharge for ATB (receipt #23619)
26 05/18/2015 Rcv'd $6 additional surcharge owed for ATA (receipt #23622)
27 05/20/2015 Rcv'd 7 copies of ATB & 6 copies of ATA from CSD
28 06/09/2015 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
29 06/09/2015 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 07/10/2015
30 07/08/2015 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View
31 07/08/2015 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
32 07/13/2015 Rcv'd $25 e-filing surcharge for AEB (receipt #23726)
33 07/17/2015 Rcv'd non-substantive corrections to AEB (ND cite, ref para #s, redact pers info)
34 07/20/2015 Rcv'd c.o.s. of non-substantive corrections on opposing counsel
35 07/22/2015 Rcv'd 7 copies of AEB from CSD
36 07/31/2015 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
37 09/21/2015 APPEARANCES: Craig M. Richie; Elizabeth A. Ebert
38 09/21/2015 ARGUED: Craig M. Richie; Elizabeth A. Ebert
39 09/21/2015 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
40 01/14/2016 DISPOSITION
41 01/14/2016 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning View
42 01/14/2016 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellant
43 01/15/2016 Judgment Sent to Parties
44 02/05/2016 MANDATE