Simunek v. AuwerterAnnotate this Case
When Mother and Father divorced, they agreed pursuant to a parenting plan incorporated into the divorce decree to share custody of Child, with Mother having primary physical custody. Father later moved to obtain primary physical custody. The circuit court granted Father's motion. On appeal, the Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the circuit court took a balanced and systematic approach in applying the relevant child custody factors; (2) the circuit court did not clearly err in finding that Father had the ability to provide Child with guidance and good modeling behavior; and (3) the circuit court did not abuse its discretion in choosing one of two conflicting child custody evaluator opinions.