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Sara Renae Prchal (N/K/A Sara Renae Gerdon v. Bradley Lawrence Prchal

March 22, 2011

SARA RENAE PRCHAL (N/K/A SARA RENAE GERDON),
PLAINTIFF AND APPELLEE
v.
BRADLEY LAWRENCE PRCHAL,
DEFENDANT AND APPELLANT



Appeal from the District Court of Richland County, Southeast Judicial District, the Honorable Daniel D. Narum, Judge.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Crothers, Justice.

N.D. Supreme

CourtPrchal v. Prchal,

2011 ND 62

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AFFIRMED.

Opinion of the Court by Crothers, Justice.

Prchal v. Prchal

No. 20100128

[¶1] Bradley Prchal appeals from a district court order and amended divorce judgment denying his motion to find Sara Prchal, now Sara Gerdon, in contempt and granting Gerdon's motion to amend the divorce judgment. We conclude the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying Prchal's motion to find Gerdon in contempt and did not err in modifying the parties' existing parenting time schedule. We further conclude the court did not err in appointing a parenting coordinator and ordering the parents to undergo counseling. We affirm.

I

[¶2] Prchal and Gerdon were married in 1995 and were divorced in 2002 under a stipulated divorce and property settlement agreement. Prchal and Gerdon have three children, born in 1992, 1997, and 1999. The divorce judgment granted Gerdon primary residential responsibility of the parties' three children and awarded Prchal parenting time. The judgment was amended in 2003, in part, to address scheduling parenting time. The record reflects the parties have had difficulty implementing the divorce judgment's parenting time schedule including multiple motions to amend in 2003 and 2005, motions in January and June 2005 denied as untimely and a contempt citation in 2006 against Prchal for nonpayment of medical bills.

[¶3] In September 2009, Prchal filed a motion to find Gerdon in contempt, and Gerdon responded with a motion to modify the existing schedule for parenting time, to appoint a parenting coordinator, and to mandate co-parenting counseling. The parties' 2009 motions involve a continuing dispute regarding Prchal's summer parenting time. During those months, Prchal receives two additional weeks of parenting time each month, which he schedules. After a December 2009 hearing, the district court denied Prchal's contempt motion and granted Gerdon's motion to modify Prchal's parenting time.

II

[ΒΆ4] Prchal argues the district court abused its discretion in denying his motion to ...


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