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After Father and Mother separated, the parties’ child lived with Mother. Father later filed a petition to establish paternity and visitation, and, eventually, regular visitation between Father and the child was established. Father subsequently amended his petition to seek custody of the child. After a trial, the district court granted custody of the child to Father, subject to Mother’s visitation rights. Mother appealed, asserting that the district court abused its discretion when it refused to allow the child’s therapist to give opinion testimony at the custody hearing. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion by excluding the therapist’s opinion testimony because Mother did not comply with her discovery obligations.