S-12-0996, Jessica Freeman (Appellee) v. Michael L. Groskopf (Appellant)
Sarpy County, Judge Max J. Kelch.
Attorneys: Benjamin E. Maxwell (Appellant) (Adams & Sullivan, P.C., L.L.O.) --- Christopher Perrone & Ryan D. Caldwell (Appellee) (Perrone Law & Caldwell Law).
Civil: Child Support Modification
Proceedings Below: The district court concluded that there had been a material change in circumstances and increased Appellant’s child support. Although the court found bad faith on Appellant’s part, the court declined to make the modification retroactive.
Issues on Appeal: Appellant argues the district court erred in (1) finding a material change in circumstances existed; (2) modifying Appellant’s child support obligation; (3) assessing an excessive earning capacity to Appellant; (4) assessing an earning capacity based on an hourly wage of $15.23 when Appellant does not actually earn such wage.
Issues on Cross-Appeal: Freeman assigns that the court erred in (1) failing to retroactively apply the child support modification to the first day of the month following the filing of the initial complaint; and (2) failing to require Appellant o contribute to the child’s daycare expenses.