Vanderveer v. Vanderveer

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Vanderveer v. Vanderveer

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May 26, 2021
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9:00 AM
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District Court
Case Summary

S-20-0733 Joy R. Vanderveer v. Steve M. Vanderveer (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Hon. J. Michael Coffey

Attorneys: Virginia A. Albers & Dennis G. Whelan (Slowiaczek Albers, P.C., L.L.O., for Appellant) - Benjamin M. Belmont & Oliver Jenkins (Brodkey, Peebles, Belmont & Line, LLP, for Appellee/Cross-Appellant)

Civil: Dissolution of marriage

Proceedings Below: The district court entered a divorce decree 1) awarding joint legal custody of the minor children and physical custody to the Appellee subject to liberal parenting time to Appellant (Appellant was given an additional overnight with the minor children in response to his motion to alter or amend); 2) determining the unvested restricted stock units were marital property and not income for the purposes of calculating child support, determining a downward deviation due to parenting time to Appellant, and awarding child support to be paid by Appellant to Appellee; 3) dividing the marital estate; and 6) ordering Appellant to pay spousal support to Appellee.

Issues on Appeal: Whether the district court erred in 1) including Appellee’s post-separation debts and obligations in the marital estate; 2) failing to follow the “time rule” and giving Appellee assets that were earned after the divorce was final; 3) ordering child support based on “Worksheet 1” instead of deviating down from “Worksheet 1” or using “Worksheet 3”; and 4) awarding alimony to Appellee in excess of Appellant’s ability to pay.

Issues on Cross Appeal: Whether the district court erred in 1) awarding the parties equal parenting time of the minor children; 2) adopting the child support calculations attached to the decree; 3) only awarding to Appellee $4,000.00 per month in spousal support; and 4) failing to order Appellant to hold a life insurance policy to secure the spousal support award to Appellee.

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