Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Don't miss
Home / Opinions / Practice Area / Family Law (page 5)

Family Law

Domestic Relations: Divorce-Equitable Distribution

The parties cross-appealed from the trial court’s equitable distribution judgment, which classified certain stock and cash as marital property, and LLC ownership interests as husband’s separate property. Where there was insufficient evidence to determine whether stock was issued as a ...

Read More »

Domestic Relations: Parental Rights-Termination-Appointment of Counsel

Where a mother, who requested counsel and was indigent, sought to prohibit the trial court from proceeding with an underlying termination of parental rights until counsel was appointed to represent her, the preliminary order in prohibition is made permanent because ...

Read More »

Domestic Relations: Child Custody-Tribal Court Jurisdiction-Non-Native American Parent

Plaintiffs filed suit against the Department of Human Services, the local county and two tribal courts, contesting the tribal court’s jurisdiction over plaintiff Kimberly Watso’s child-custody proceedings for her children. Although Watso was not Native American, her children were through ...

Read More »

Domestic Relations: Maintenance-Equalization Payment-Attorney’s Fees

Where a husband involved in a dissolution challenged an award of $800 in monthly maintenance,  the trial court did not err in calculating the wife’s income or in considering her post-dissolution increase in expenses, and the court also did not ...

Read More »

Domestic Relations: Order of Protection-Stalking-Sufficiency of Evidence

Defendant appealed the full order of protection entered by the trial court against defendant. Defendant challenged the sufficiency of evidence supporting the trial court’s finding that defendant committed the predicate act of stalking against plaintiff. Where there was no evidence ...

Read More »

Domestic Relations: Dismissal of Petition-Finality of Judgments-Jurisdiction

Where an appellant’s petition for dissolution of marriage was filed in the trial court and dismissed without prejudice so that appellant was free to amend and refile, the appeal must be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction because the dismissal was ...

Read More »