Rosendahl v. Rosendahl

In his appeal from a divorce decree, Husband challenged the property distribution, the award of attorney's fees to Wife, and the order that he pay one-half of an orthodontia bill incurred by Wife's children, who were never adopted by Husband. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the district court did not abuse its discretion in dividing the couple's property and debt, and the court did not err in mandating that Husband pay one-half of the orthodontia bill; (2) because Husband did not include a hearing transcript with his appeal, he did not meet his burden of providing the Court with a complete record upon which it could base a decision as to his argument that the district court's award of attorney's fees to Wife was inappropriate; (3) the decree of divorce was properly entered; and (4) although Husband's efforts on appeal were unsuccessful in proving that the district court abused its discretion in its distribution of the marital property, the appeal was not so lacking in merit as to qualify for sanctions. View "Rosendahl v. Rosendahl" on Justia Law