Kotas v. Kotas

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Kotas v. Kotas

Case Number
Court Number
Call Date
February 14, 2023
Case Time
9:00 AM
Case Summary

A-22-399, Erik Kotas (Appellee) v. Jennifer Kotas n/k/a Jennifer Barnett (Appellant)

Saline County District Court, Judge Vicky Johnson and Judge Rick Schreiner.  

Attorney for Appellant: Linsey A. Camplin (McHenry, Haszard, Roth, Hupp, Burkholder, Blomenberg, & Camplin, P.C.)

Attorney for Appellee: David V. Chipman  (Monzón, Guerra & Chipman)

Civil Action: Child Support Modification

Action Taken by the Trial Court: After trial, the district court found that Appellee’s earning capacity should be reduced to minimum wage. A child support calculation based on that figure resulted in a monthly obligation of $1. The court determined that to be a de minimus amount and thus reduced Appellee’s child support obligation to $0 per month. The district court further ordered that the parties equally split expenses incurred on behalf of their minor child. Appellant moved the court to reconsider its decision, which motion was denied.

Assignments of Error on Appeal: Appellant assigns that the district court erred in (1) finding Appellee’s earning capacity should be reduced, (2) reducing Appellee’s child support obligation, (3) ordering the parties to equally share expenses incurred on behalf of the minor child, and (4) denying Appellant’s motion to reconsider.

Case Location
Court Type
District Court
Schedule Code
Panel Text
Pirtle, Chief Judge, Riedmann and Arterburn, Judges