Johnson v. Johnson

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Johnson v. Johnson

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February 3, 2021
Case Time
9:00 AM
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District Court
Case Summary

S-20-0428 Elicia Marie Johnson v. Matthew Eugene Johnson (Appellant)

Sarpy County District Court, Hon. Stefanie Martinez

Attorneys:  John A. Kinney and Jill M. Mason (Kinney Mason, PC, LLO, for Appellant)

Civil: Contempt for failure to comply with dissolution decree

Proceedings Below:  The district court found the Appellant was in contempt of court and was ordered to perform the following within 30 days from the date of the order 1) pay $10,882.02 for the child’s car expenses; 2) pay $12,715.43 for the child’s college expenses; and 3) provide the Appellee with documentation of the college funds account within 5 days of the order. The court also found Appellee in contempt of court and she was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 within 30 days of the entry of the order.

Issues on Appeal:  Whether the trial court erred in 1) ordering the Appellant to pay college expenses and automobile expenses as part of an award of damages in a contempt case; 2) failing to make a finding that Appellant owed no duty to pay for the college expenses or automobile expenses of his daughter due to the doctrine of “repudiation” of the father-daughter relationship; and 3) ordering a criminal contempt sanction in a civil contempt matter with no purge plan.

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