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Lizakowski v. Lizakowski

Docket No. 20160072
Oral Argument: Monday, October 24, 2016 9:00 AM

Docket Info

Title
Laura Ann Lizakowski, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Chad Allen Lizakowski, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : DIVORCE/PROPERTY DIV./ALIMONY
Appeal From
Case No. 2015-DM-00006
Northeast Central Judicial District, Grand Forks County
Lolita G. Hartl Romanick
2017 ND 91893 N.W.2d 508
Oral Argument 10/24/2016

Highlight

A district court's determination on property division or spousal support will not be set aside for failure to explicitly state the basis for its findings if that basis is reasonably discernable by deduction or inference.
In deciding whether to award attorney fees in a divorce action, the district court must balance one party's needs against the other party's ability to pay and consideration of fault is only relevant to the extent one party has unreasonably escalated the fees.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
06/24/2016 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
07/25/2016 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Jacey Layne Johnston - 06214
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Patti Jo Jensen - 04328
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE DeWayne Alan Johnston - 05763

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 02/22/2016 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 02/22/2016
2 02/22/2016 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT
3 02/24/2016 Received $125 filing fee
4 02/24/2016 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
5 02/24/2016 Notice served on Jacey Johnston and Patti Jensen
6 02/26/2016 ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT BY JODI SHERMAN
7 02/26/2016 ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT BY TRACY JIROUT
8 02/26/2016 REVISED ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 02/29/2016
9 02/26/2016 MOTION FOR DISMISSAL and brief in support - RspDue : 03/14/2016
10 02/26/2016 E-FILED MOTION
11 02/26/2016 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED OCTOBER 16, 2015 W/ REDACTION KEY & C.O.S.
12 03/01/2016 Acknowledgment of Order for Transcript by Michelle Bredemeier
13 03/01/2016 Correction to Brief in Support of Motion to Dismiss
14 03/14/2016 Response Filed to Motion for Dismissal
15 03/14/2016 EFILED RESPONSE
16 03/16/2016 Motion for Dismissal To Be Heard With the Merits
17 03/16/2016 Received $25 e-filing surcharge for AEB (Receipt #24297)
18 03/22/2016 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MARCH 21, 2016 (ENTRY NOS. 1-229; 231-303; 306-325; 327-447)
19 03/22/2016 (Not Sent: 230; 304; 305 & 326)
20 04/20/2016 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED NOVEMBER 17, 2015 W/ REDACTION KEY & C.O.S.
21 04/21/2016 1ST ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 20, 2016 (ENTRY NOS. 448-452)
22 04/21/2016 2ND ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 20, 2016 (ENTRY NOS. 453-454)
23 04/29/2016 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPTS DATED OCTOBER 12, 2015 AND OCTOBER 13, 2015 & C.O.S.
24 06/06/2016 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
25 06/06/2016 E-FILED MOTION
26 06/06/2016 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 06/24/2016
27 06/24/2016 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
28 06/24/2016 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
29 06/24/2016 APPELLANT APPENDIX
30 06/24/2016 E-FILED APPENDIX
31 06/27/2016 Received $48 e-filing surcharge for AEB (receipt #24503)
32 06/29/2016 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to ATB (para #'s, toc & toa for ATA)
33 07/05/2016 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to ATB (atb in single file)
34 07/06/2016 Received non-substantive correction to ATB (signed)
35 07/07/2016 Received 7 copies of ATB & 6 copies of ATA from CSD
36 07/12/2016 3RD ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JULY 11, 2016 (ENTRY NOS. 455-459)
37 07/18/2016 4TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JULY 15, 2016 (ENTRY NOS. 460-466)
38 07/21/2016 5TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JULY 20, 2016 (ENTRY NOS. 467-469)
39 07/22/2016 6TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JULY 21, 2016 (ENTRY NOS. 470-474)
40 07/25/2016 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View
41 07/25/2016 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
42 07/25/2016 7TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JULY 22, 2016 (ENTRY NOS. 475-479)
43 07/29/2016 Received 7 copies of AEB from CSD
44 08/04/2016 8TH ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED AUGUST 3, 2016 (ENTRY NOS.480-482)
45 08/04/2016 9TH ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED AUGUST 3, 2016 (ENTRY NOS.483-485)
46 08/26/2016 10TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED AUGUST 25, 2016 (ENTRY NOS. 486-494)
47 09/08/2016 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
48 09/13/2016 11TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 (ENTRY NOS. 495-497)
49 09/13/2016 12TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 (ENTRY NOS. 498-500)
50 09/16/2016 MOTION FOR Stay
51 09/16/2016 E-FILED MOTION
52 08/26/2016 Response Filed to Motion for Stay
53 08/26/2016 EFILED RESPONSE
54 09/29/2016 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (conditionally upon Laura Ann Lizakowski obtaining a $100,000 supers. bond) - Granted
55 10/07/2016 Rec'd corrected title pages and c.o.s. for October 12, 13, and 16, 2016 transcripts
56 10/24/2016 APPEARANCES: Jacey L. Johnston, DeWayne A. Johnston, Patti J. Jensen
57 10/24/2016 ARGUED: Jacey L. Johnston, Patti J. Jensen
58 10/24/2016 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
59 10/24/2016 Due to technical problem, entire argument may not have webcast
60 04/03/2017 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Tufte, Jerod E.
61 04/03/2017 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Sandstrom, Dale V.
62 04/25/2016 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Motion of Dismissal) - Denied
63 04/25/2017 DISPOSITION (AND REMANDED)
64 04/25/2017 SPLIT OPINION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning View
65 04/25/2017 CONCURRING AND DISSENTING : Crothers, Daniel John
66 04/25/2017 DISSENTING : McEvers, Lisa K. Fair
67 04/25/2017 By order of the Court no costs are ordered
68 04/26/2017 Judgment Sent to Parties
69 05/16/2017 MANDATE
70 08/01/2022 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed