is.an equitable appomorunent of property to Ms. Dombrowski for all claims she may have for herinterest in marital property In the event of closing this sale before January I, 1998, MrRichardson
Ms DombrowskJ at clostng or after Ms DombrowskJ has relocated toTopeka. whichever occurs last4 MAINTENANCE The Court finds that maintenance should not be awarded UlthiScase.5. CUSTODY Each party requests the Court to award them custody of the minorchild. Temporary custody and visitation of the minor child has been fiercely litigated in this caseand has been the subject of several hearings before Judge Leuenberger.
At the oial of this case, considerable time was spent proving that this couple has had aviolent domestic relationship and that on at least one occasion Ms. Dombrowski suffered seriousinjury at the hands of Mr. Richardson although the parties CaTUlOtagree on exactly when, whereor how this injury was inflicted. There is no evidence that either pan has physically harmed Rikki
F~om the evidence it appears to the Court that the violence in this couple's relationshipcomes from both directions, neither is totally blameless. Mr. Richardson, being male, is stronger
and therefore able to inflict greater physical injury on Ms. Dombrowski than she on him, however,~the Court finds that ~s. Dombrows~as initiated and ~ovoked some of the violent cont~t~~Richardson has been convicted of domestic battery and at least one alcohol related offense.Further,
the context of a custody deCision, it is clear that neither parent at this time has the
capaciTy to co-parent or to support the other parent's lOVIngrelationslup with thelTdaughter
Mutual parental tnvolvement with tlus child has been made worse by Ms. DombrowskJ's
~nilateral decision to move to Larned, Kansas
The distance between Topeka and
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