Sickler v. Sickler

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Sickler v. Sickler

Case Number
Call Date
April 1, 2016
Court Number
Case Summary

S-15-0594 Madeline Loretta Sickler n/k/a Madeline Loretta Schmitz v. Steven Dale Sickler (Appellant)

Buffalo County District Court, Judge Mark J. Young

Attorneys: Michele J. Romero (Knapp, Fangmeyer, Aschwege, Besse & Marsh, P.C.) --- Kent A. Schroeder (Ross, Schroeder & George, LLC) (Appellant)

Civil: Dissolution; contempt

Proceedings below: The district court found Appellant to be in civil contempt of a 2006 order and ordered him to serve 90 days in jail or pay $37,234.84 to purge the sentence.

Issues on Review: 1) The district court abused its discretion in finding Appellant in civil contempt, 2) the district court abused its discretion in imposing an unreasonable, arbitrary, capricious and punitive sentence, 3) the district court abused its discretion in setting parameters for Appellant to purge himself that were impossible to perform, and 4) the district court erred in requiring Appellant to post an appearance bond.