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Now that we are a bit public, it seems appropriate to talk about the scholarship of legal blogs. In a posting on 3L Epiphany a U.S. District Court Judge is interviewed about his use of blogs as secondary authority. We found it today from a Dennis Kennedy posting on Corante. and then saw it all over the blawg world with the most notable comment being "the future will belong to the flexible."

New Case Categories

Michael Stevens was very kind to announce the presence of this blog in his KentuckyLawBlog today. The good news is you're reading it. The bad news is that you will see the learning curve in progress as we improve it.

Allen v. Devine, 178 SW3d 517 (Ky.App., 2005)

Allen v. Devine, 178 SW3d 517 (Ky.App., 2005)
Once a finding is made that persons are de facto custodians,
they then are on equal footing and court must then determine
best interest. Blood relationship is but one of many factors for
the trial court to consider.

Crossfield v. Crossfield, 155 SW3d 743 (Ky.App., 2005)

Crossfield v. Crossfield, 155 SW3d 743 (Ky.App., 2005)
Change of residential parent within two years of custody decree
requires supporting affidavits and finding of endangerment or
placement with de facto custodian.

Gullion v. Gullion, 163 SW3d 888(Ky.,2005)

Gullion v. Gullion, 163 SW3d 888 (Ky., 2005)
Affidavits are not required for CR 59 motions. Upon remand
the trial court is directed to consider only evidence in existence
at the time of trial. A custody modification cannot be requested
until there is a final custody order to modify.

The Finest Family Law Blog To Date

The Family Law Professor's Blog, edited by Robert E. Oliphant, Nancy Ver Steegh, and Barbara Glesnor Fines is a great resource and service to those of us who love this area of the law. There's also a link on our "Other Family Law Blogs." Check them out, and subscribe to the RSS feed for your up-to-the-minute national family law news.

High Conflict Parenting

Joe H. Brown, PhD, Professor, University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work and Director of the Families in Transition Program announced at the AAML/LBA seminar a new program funded with a sizeable grant from The Bureau of Justice Administration. The goals of the program include helping high conflict divorced parents create parenting plans and to reduce repeated litigation over parenting issues.

Thunder Over Louisville (and what does that have to do with Kentucky Divorce Law?)

Thuder Over Louisville enchanted 800,000 people last night. There's great coverage in the online edition of the Courier-Journal today. Louis Waterman, President of the Kenctucky Chapter of the AAML is on the Board of Directors of the Derby Festival Committee and after chairing the Pegasus Parade, Thunder is now the focus of his attention.

Jim Hennenhoefer on Pre-Nup/Post-Nup Agreements

James A. Hennenhoefer, Vice-President AAML, San Diego, CA presented at the AAML/LBA Family Law seminar at the LBA on April 21, 2006. Jim has been instrumental in the creation and running of the AICPA/AAML biennial seminar in Las Vegas. His topic at the KY seminar was Pre-Nup/Post-Nup-“Love me forever, but not my Assets”

Notes from Laura Morgan and Guy Ferro's Spousal Support Presentation

Laura Morgan, www.FamLawConsult.com, VA (the “Goddess” and co-author of the Spousal Support Handbook to be published by the ABA in 2007) and Gaetano(“Guy”) Ferro, CT, President-Elect, AAML, presented Alimony, Spousal Support and Maintenance: A Musical in Six Acts at the AAML/LBA Family Law seminar at the LBA April 21, 2006. Here's the general outline and a few notes.

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