In re Parenting of G.J.A.Annotate this Case
Christine Deafenbaugh and Jeremy Anderson had one child together, G.J.A. After Anderson and Deafenbaugh separated, Anderson filed a petition for a parenting plan and child support. The district court referred the matter to a Standing Master, who issued a final decree establishing a final parenting plan that awarded primary custody to Deafenbaugh. The district court affirmed the Master’s findings of fact, conclusions of law, and decree and adopted the decree as the judgment of the court. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the district court (1) correctly applied a clear error standard of review to the Standing Master’s findings of fact; (2) did not err in adopting the Master’s findings of fact; and (3) did not err in determining that the parenting plan was in the best interests of G.J.A.