B. F. Appellee
C. F. Appellant
FROM JUDGMENT ENTERED IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS COUNTY OF
SUMMIT, OHIO CASE No. DR-2014-08-2154
FANNIN, Attorney at Law, for Appellant.
MELISSA GRAHAM-HURD, Attorney at Law, for Appellee.
DECISION AND JOURNAL ENTRY
JENNIFER HENSAL, Presiding Judge.
C.F. ("Father") appeals from the judgment of the
Summit County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations
Division. For the reasons set forth below, we vacate the
journal entry denying Father's untimely objections to the
magistrate's decision, and dismiss Father's appeal of
the judgment entry adopting the magistrate's decision.
This appeal stems from the trial court's adoption of a
magistrate's decision that granted Father and B.F.
("Mother") a divorce, calculated child support,
divided marital assets, and allocated parental rights and
responsibilities. The magistrate issued the decision on April
3, 2017, and the trial court adopted the decision the same
day. Father then filed objections to the decision on April
18, 2017. The trial court overruled Father's objections
on May 30, 2017, and this appeal followed. Father now raises
three assignments of error for our review, which we have
combined for ease of consideration.
OF ERROR I
TRIAL COURT ERRED WHEN IT APPORTIONED PARENTAL RIGHTS AND
RESPONSIBILITIES. THE TRIAL COURT ABUSED IT DISCRETION BY
SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCING FATHER'S PARENTING TIME AND
OTHERWISE AWARDING PRIMARY RESIDENTIAL AND CUSTODIAL
PARENTING RIGHTS TO MOTHER WHICH IS NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST
OF THE CHILD.
OF ERROR II
TRIAL COURT ERRED IN ITS CALCULATION OF FATHER'S INCOME
FOR CHILD SUPPORT PURPOSES. THE TRIAL COURT ABUSED ITS
DISCRETION BY IMPUTING AN IMPROPER INCOME AND EARNINGS
ABILITY UPON FATHER.
OF ERROR III
TRIAL COURT ERRED IN THE CALCULATION OF MARITAL PROPERTY. THE
APPELLANT'S BUSINESS ASSETS WERE OVERVALUED AND THE FINAL
MONETARY AWARD IN FAVOR OF THE APPELLEE ...