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Published family law opinion from Ky Court of Appeals today - change of primary residence

A.G. v. T.B.

A custody determination is separate from parenting time. A modification of parenting time, even one that changes the child's primary residence, does not alter joint custody. Two affidavits are not required for a motion to change primary residence. Trial court did not abuse its discretion in prohibiting mother from relocating the children and granting father primary residence of the children.

Ky Role of Guardian ad Litem and Friend of the Court in Custody Litigation - Case Digest and Link

Morgan V. Getter and A.G., A Child

Issue

 

In a custody matter, can a Guardian Ad Litem (“GAL”) serve as both an attorney for the minor child involved in the custody dispute, as well as an investigator for the Family Court?

 

Facts

 

Ky Court of Appeals, July 18, 2014, Published Opinion Reversing Order Reinitiating Contact With Mother

OSTER VS. OSTER

The Appellate Court reversed and remanded a Trial Court Order for reinitiation of contact between a mother and her two children. The Appellate Court first held that the Trial Court’s  original order conditioning reinitiation on compliance with all therapeutic recommendations was never modified, set aside, or reversed. Therefore, the mother was bound by it. The mother’s noncompliance with the original order was enough to bar reinitiation of contact.

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