Monday, January 06, 2014

Summary 2014 WY 2

Summary of Decision January 6, 2014

Justice Davis delivered the opinion of the Court. Affirmed.


Docket Number: S-13-0089


Appeal from the District Court of Laramie County the Honorable Peter G. Arnold, Judge

Representing Appellant: Dameione S. Cameron, Cameron Law Office, P.C., Cheyenne, Wyoming

Representing Appellee: Donna D. Domonkos, Domonkos Law Office, LLC, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Date of Decision: January 6, 2014

Facts: The district court modified the custody, visitation, and child support provisions of the decree which divorced these parties. Appellant Kevin Carbaugh (Father) does not challenge the modification, but claims that the district court abused its discretion when it entered a written order which he contends differs from an oral ruling concerning his obligation to reimburse Appellee Nancy Nichols (Mother) for medical and other expenses of one of the parties’ children.

Issues: 1) Did the district court abuse its discretion when it declined to determine the amount Father owed Mother to reimburse her for expenses she had incurred for health care of one of the parties’ children? 2) Is Mother entitled to an award of attorney fees and costs under Wyoming Rule of Appellate Procedure 10.05?

Holdings/Conclusion: The district court properly declined to determine what amount, if any, Father owed Mother for medical expenses, and it did not therefore abuse its discretion in declining to enter an order for a specific amount. Accordingly, we affirm, and we also deny Mother’s motion for attorney fees and costs under W.R.A.P. 10.05.

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