Friday, October 04, 2013

Summary 2013 WY 115

Summary of Decision September 27, 2013

Justice Burke delivered the opinion for the Court. Affirmed.


Docket Number: S-13-0033


Appeal from the District Court of Laramie County, the Honorable T.C. Campbell, Judge

Representing Appellant: Pro se.

Representing Appellee: No appearance.

Date of Decision: September 27, 2013

Facts: Appellant, Carl S. Olsen, appeals the district court’s denial of his motion to modify the custody of his three children. He also challenges the district court’s finding that he was in contempt of court for failing to comply with the divorce decree.

Issues: The issues presented by Mr. Olsen, reworded for the sake of clarity, are as follows: Did the district court abuse its discretion when it determined there was no material change in circumstances? Did the district court deny due process to Mr. Olsen? Did the district court abuse its discretion by failing to give paramount consideration to the best interests of the children? Did the district court abuse its discretion in awarding certain costs to Ms. Olsen? Did the district court improperly fail to consider contradictory testimony? Did the district court abuse its discretion when it found Mr. Olsen in contempt?

Holdings/Decision: We conclude that the evidence in this record, along with the inferences reasonably drawn from that evidence, supports the district court’s finding that Mr. Olsen willfully violated the court’s order. The district court’s decision is affirmed

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