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Sims v. Sims, et al.

Docket No. 20190248
Oral Argument: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:45 PM

Docket Info

Title
Erica Lynn Sims, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
Larry David Sims, Defendant and Appellee
and
State of North Dakota, Statutory Real Party in Interest
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : CHILD CUST & SUPPORT (Div.\Other)
Appeal From
Case No. 2017-DM-00812
Northeast Central Judicial District, Grand Forks County
Jay Dennis Knudson
2020 ND 110
Oral Argument 2/18/2020

Highlight

Extended parenting time with a fit non-custodial parent is routinely awarded if the child is old enough, absent a reason for denying it.

A district court’s property valuations and distribution in a divorce case are findings of fact, which will not be reversed on appeal unless they are clearly erroneous.

The district court may not order a property distribution that is inconsistent with the parties’ settlement agreement without providing an explanation for its decision.

The court may not order remedial sanctions for contempt without a finding of contempt.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
12/03/2019 APPELLANT BRIEF View
12/24/2019 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Kelsey Lee Hankey - 07363
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Ward K Johnson - 04642

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 08/15/2019 NOTICE OF APPEAL
2 08/15/2019 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 08/20/2019
3 08/20/2019 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
4 08/20/2019 Notice served on Kelsey L. Hankey and Ward K. Johnson, III
5 09/13/2019 Notice the State of North Dakota is a real party in interest
6 09/13/2019 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 (ENTRY NOS. 1-442)
7 09/16/2019 1ST ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 (ENTRY NOS. 443-445)
8 10/15/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED DECEMBER 28, 2018
9 10/15/2019 REDACTION KEY FOR ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED DECEMBER 28, 2018
10 10/15/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED APRIL 9, 2019
11 10/15/2019 REDACTION KEY FOR ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED APRIL 9, 2019
12 10/15/2019 Certificate of Service for Transcripts
13 10/17/2019 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to transcripts (page numbering/redaction)
14 10/18/2019 Rec'd additional corrections to transcript (redaction)
15 10/24/2019 AMENDED ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT
16 10/28/2019 2ND ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED OCTOBER 25, 2019 (ENTRY NOS. 446-447)
17 10/30/2019 Rec'd proof of service of transcripts on Sarah E. Cannon
18 11/24/2019 Rec'd non-compliant ATB; given until 12-3-19 to revise. (length)
19 11/24/2019 APPELLANT APPENDIX
20 12/03/2019 APPELLANT BRIEF View
21 12/03/2019 Rec'd Non-Substantive corrections to ATA
22 12/03/2019 Oral Argument Request by Appellant
23 12/05/2019 Rec'd 6 copies of ATB back from Central Duplicating
24 12/05/2019 Notice - State of ND will not appear in this matter
25 12/06/2019 Rec'd payment of ($853.00) for 1706 pages of Appendix (receipt #27459)
26 12/10/2019 Rec'd 6 copies of ATA back from Central Duplicating (2 Books )
27 12/24/2019 APPELLEE BRIEF View
28 12/24/2019 REQUEST TO WAIVE ORAL ARGUMENT (ON BRIEF) by Appellee
29 01/02/2020 Rec'd 6 copies of AEB from CSD
30 01/22/2020 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (request to waive oral argument on behalf of Appellee) - Granted
31 01/23/2020 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
32 02/03/2020 3RD ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JANUARY 31, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 448-449)
33 02/04/2020 4TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED FEBRUARY 3, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 450-451)
34 02/18/2020 APPEARANCES: Kelsey L. Hankey\submitted on brief by AE under N.D.R.App.P. 34(f)
35 02/18/2020 ARGUED: Kelsey L. Hankey\submitted on brief by AE under N.D.R.App.P. 34(f)
36 02/18/2020 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
37 04/08/2020 5TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 7, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 452-459)
38 04/17/2020 6TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 16, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 460-465)
39 04/21/2020 7TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 20, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 466-468)
40 04/23/2020 8TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 22, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 469-474)
41 04/28/2020 9TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 27, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 475-484)
42 05/01/2020 10TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 30, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 485-487)
43 05/07/2020 11TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MAY 6, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 488-491)
44 05/13/2020 12TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MAY 12, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 492-500)
45 06/02/2020 DISPOSITION (and Remanded)
46 06/02/2020 SPLIT OPINION : Jensen, Jon J. View
47 06/02/2020 CONCURRING AND DISSENTING : McEvers, Lisa K. Fair
48 06/02/2020 By Order of the Court, costs to neither party
49 06/03/2020 Judgment Sent to Parties
50 06/11/2020 13TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JUNE 10, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 501-505)
51 06/11/2020 14TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JUNE 10, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 506-508)
52 06/23/2020 15TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JUNE 22, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 509-519)
53 06/24/2020 16th ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED June 24, 2020 (ENTRY NOS.520 & 521)
54 06/24/2020 MANDATE