Becher v. Becher

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Becher v. Becher

Case Number
A-16-0054
Call Date
December 14, 2016
Case Time
1:00 PM
Case Summary

A-16-0054, Sonia Becher (Appellee/Cross-Appellant) v. Mark A. Becher (Appellant)

District Court for Lancaster County, District Judge Steven D. Burns

Attorney for Appellant: David P. Kyker

Attorney for Appellee/Cross-Appellant: Sally A. Rasmussen (Mattson Ricketts Law Firm)

Civil Action: Dissolution of marriage

Action taken by the Trial Court: After the parties stipulated to a dissolution trial before a referee, the trial court appointed a referee to make findings of fact and conclusions of law. Trial was held on 14 separate days before the referee. The referee's report and the parties' exceptions were filed with the court. The trial court received a bill of exceptions from the trial before the referee. The court entered a decree, dissolving the parties' marriage and makings its own findings with respect to issues in the case.

Assignments of Error on Appeal: Did the trial court err in failing to review the referee's report to determine whether the referee's findings were clearly against the weight of the evidence? Did the trial court abuse its discretion in setting aside certain property to Sonia as nonmarital? Did the trial court abuse its discretion in awarding Sonia 3 commercial properties? Did the trial court abuse its discretion in valuing certain properties? Did the trial court abuse its discretion in dividing the parties' personal property? Did the trial court abuse its discretion in treating certain containers as personal property? Did the trial court abuse its discretion in determining marital debt? Did the trial court abuse its discretion in setting forth conflicting custodial arrangements for 1 of the parties' children? Did the trial court abuse its discretion in determining the parties' incomes for purposes of child support? Did the trial court abuse its discretion in failing to prepare a worksheet 3 in calculating child support? Did the trial court abuse its discretion in improperly crediting Mark for overpayment of temporary child support? Did the trial court abuse its discretion in requiring Mark to pay private school tuition? Did the trial court abuse its discretion in awarding alimony? Did the trial court abuse its discretion in awarding attorney fees?

Assignments of Error on Cross-Appeal: Did the trial court err in allocating parenting time over the Christmas holiday? Did the trial court err in failing to characterize a life insurance policy purchased by Sonia's father as nonmarital? Did the trial court err in failing to award Sonia nonmarital equity in certain property?

Case Location
Lincoln
Panel Text
Moore, Chief Judge, Riedmann and Bishop, Judges