Rhonda raised three issues on appeal which we have consolidated into the following two issues:
1. Whether the District Court erred in granting Donald’s Motion to Modify Child Support.
2. Whether the District Court erred: (a) in awarding attorney’s fees to Donald; and (b) in the amount of attorney’s fees it awarded to Donald.
Factual and Procedural Background
Rhonda and Donald married in June 1989 in Missoula County. Both Rhonda and Donald are physicians. At the time the parties divorced in October 2000, Donald was employed as a general surgeon at Clark Fork Valley Hospital in Plains, while Rhonda remained at home to care for and home-school their three children, ages 6, 4 and 1 years old. Donald has since gone into private practice in Plains as a general surgeon, and Rhonda is currently employed part-time as a physician at the Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs.
Judge(s): James C. Nelson
Jurisdiction: Montana Supreme Court
|Supreme Court Judge(s)|
|Trial Court Judge(s)|
|Appellant Lawyer(s)||Appellant Law Firm(s)|
|Richard Volinkaty||Law Office|
|Appellee Lawyer(s)||Appellee Law Firm(s)|
|Jo Antonioli||Antonioli and Wade PC|