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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.

Unfortunate Supreme Court Innuendo

Andy Wolfson reports in today's Courier Journal that three justices may retire before the expiration of their terms this year, permitting Gov. Fletcher to appoint replacements. I have been a long term critic of subjecting our judges to the elective process. Mr. Wolfson didn't emplasize the fact that Gov. FLetcher's appointees will be limited to the names vetted and recommeded by the Judicial Nominating Commission.

AAML/LBA Ninth Annual Family Law Seminar

With a huge attendance, nearly standing room only, the Ninth Annual AAML/LBA seminar kicked off today in Louisville. In coming days and weeks we will report on the topics of interest and the news presented. Speakers were so very candid (some even asked first whether the seminar was being taped) that I feel compelled to obtain permission from some of the speakers to publish the commentary. I don't want to say anything in this blog that will diminish the frank and open and invaluable exchanges we have at this type event.

New URLs are here

Our new preferred URL is now pointed to this site, www.KentuckyDivorceLawBlog.com. Two sub-URLs are also pointed here, www.LouisvilleDivorceLawBlog.com and www.LouisvilleDivorceBlog.com. The thought is that down the road we may want to separate out the postings which are limited to Jefferson County from the postings relevant to the rest of the state. As we build content, though, all will be directed here.

Lexington Children Removed from Abused Women in Shelters

The Courier Journal printed an AP story on Monday revealing that the state has removed 50 children in the last year from women who fled to Lexington, KY shelters to escape domestic violence.

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