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DELONG v. State of North Dakota, Statutory Real Party in Interest (2019)

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Supreme Court of North Dakota.

Samantha DELONG, Plaintiff and Appellant v. Darrell Selfree SHIELDS, Jr., Defendant State of North Dakota, Statutory Real Party in Interest

No. 20180198

Decided: January 15, 2019

Rachel E. Thomason, Bismarck, ND, for plaintiff and appellant; submitted on brief. Darrell Selfree Shields, Jr., defendant; no appearance. State of North Dakota, statutory real party in interest; no appearance.

[¶1] Samantha DeLong appeals from a district court order and judgment awarding Darrell Selfree Shields unsupervised parenting time of D.J.S., a minor child. DeLong argues the district court erred in applying the best interest factors and in awarding Shields unsupervised parenting time. A district court’s decision on primary residential responsibility and parenting time are reviewed under the clearly erroneous standard. Rebenitsch v. Rebenitsch, 2018 ND 48, ¶ 4, 907 N.W.2d 41. The court’s findings on the best interest factors and its award of unsupervised parenting time to Shields were not clearly erroneous. Follman v. Follman, 2017 ND 58, 891 N.W.2d 778. The judgment is summarily affirmed under N.D.R.App.P. 35.1(a)(2).

Per Curiam.

[¶2] Gerald W. VandeWalle, C.J. Daniel J. Crothers Lisa Fair McEvers Jon J. Jensen Jerod E. Tufte

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