from the District Court of Campbell County The Honorable John
R. Perry, Judge
Representing Appellant: Kimberly M. Wood, pro se.
Representing Appellee: J. Craig Abraham, Liberty Law Offices,
P.C., Gillette, Wyoming.
DAVIS, C.J., and BURKE [*] , FOX, KAUTZ, and BOOMGAARDEN, JJ.
Kimberly Mary Wood (Mother) moved the district court for an
ex parte order granting her emergency custody of her two
children. The district court denied her motion and she
appeals. We conclude that the district court's order
denying Mother's motion is not an appealable order and
dismiss her appeal.
We adopt Father's issues, rephrased as:
the order from which Mother appeals an appealable order?
Father entitled to sanctions because there is no reasonable
cause for Mother's appeal?
Mother and Neil Ray Wood (Father) divorced in 2014. The
district court awarded Father custody of the two children:
NSW, born in 2003, and ERW, born in 2006. In November 2017,
Mother filed a "Motion for Ex-Parte for Emergency
Custody" [sic]. Mother alleged that NSW had been
expelled from school, Father had abandoned NSW by sending him
to live with his paternal grandmother, and Father was
alienating the children from her. On these grounds, she asked
for "emergency custody" of NSW and ERW. Mother
never served the motion on Father or his counsel. The
district court denied the motion in a two-sentence order,
which Mother now appeals.
Mother alleges that the district court did not follow Wyoming
law or consider the best interests of the children "when
making [its] decisions throughout these proceedings,"
and that the order was either clearly erroneous or contrary
to the great weight of the evidence. She requests this Court
grant her a modification of custody, visitation, and child
support. Father contends that the order is not an appealable
order and requests this Court ...