Logourl black
From our private database of 14,100+ case briefs...

Lombardo v. Lombardo

Court of Appeals of Michigan
507 N.W.2d 788 (Mich. App. 1993)


Facts

Mrs. Lombardo (plaintiff) and Mr. Lombardo (defendant) were divorced and were awarded joint custody, care, control, and education of their three children—Michael, Erin, and Robert. Physical custody of the children was awarded to Mr. Lombardo, and Mrs. Lombardo was given visitation rights. Subsequently, Robert successfully tested for placement in a gifted-and-talented education program. Mrs. Lombardo believed that Robert’s attendance in the program was essential to his educational future. However, Mr. Lombardo believed that Robert was successful in his current school and would experience difficulty adjusting to the new program. Unable to agree on the matter, Mrs. Lombardo filed a motion to order Robert into the program. Following a hearing, the trial court denied Mrs. Lombardo’s motion, concluding that Robert did not need to be enrolled in the new program and could not be easily transported to the new school. Further, the trial court concluded that, in the absence of statutory authority, the parent with primary physical custody of the child should make the decision. Mrs. Lombardo appealed.

Rule of Law

The rule of law is the black letter law upon which the court rested its decision.

To access this section, please start your free trial or log in.

Issue

The issue section includes the dispositive legal issue in the case phrased as a question.

To access this section, please start your free trial or log in.

Holding and Reasoning (Holbrook, J.)

The holding and reasoning section includes:

  • A "yes" or "no" answer to the question framed in the issue section;
  • A summary of the majority or plurality opinion, using the CREAC method; and
  • The procedural disposition (e.g. reversed and remanded, affirmed, etc.).

To access this section, please start your free trial or log in.

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 217,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,100 briefs, keyed to 189 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.