Thursday, February 20, 2014

Summary 2014 WY 23

Summary of Decision February 20, 2014

Justice Hill delivered the opinion for the Court. Affirmed.


Docket Number: S-13-0125


Appeal from the District Court of Park County the Honorable Steven R. Cranfill, Judge

Representing Appellant: John P. Worrall of Worrall & Greear, P.C., Worland, WY

Representing Appellee: George Simonton, Cody, WY

Date of Decision: February 20, 2014

Facts: In his appeal from a divorce decree, Father challenges the district court’s property division, alimony award, child support determination, and custody award.

Issues: Father states the following five issues for our consideration: 1.The District Court abused its discretion in the division of property between the parties in this matter. 2. The District Court abused its discretion in determining to award alimony to the Appellee. 3. The District Court abused its discretion in failing to determine that the Appellee was voluntarily under employed (sic) as a hostess at a local restaurant rather than at her chosen profession as a Certified Public Accountant and in other ways in calculating child support. 4. The District Court abused its discretion in determining the custody and visitation of the minor children in this matter. 5. The District Court abused its discretion in reaching its decision in this matter as a whole.

Holdings/Conclusion: There was no singular, or cumulative, abuse of discretion by the district court. The property division stands as does the award of alimony to Mother. Custody and child support both track the statutory guidelines provided. Any deficiencies in the initial decision letter were remedied by follow up addendums and the final divorce decree. The trial court’s decision, in all aspects, is affirmed.

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