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No waiver of child's psychotherapy-patient privilege and court's interview of children - Ky Court of Appeals published opinion

WILLIAMS V. WILLIAMS

Due to Father’s history of sexual abuse, he was denied visitation with his minor children. After three years without contact, he filed a motion asking for visitation. After the court interviewed the children and reviewed their counseling records, pursuant to agreement of the parties, it entered an order denying Father’s motion. Father appealed.

Contempt - Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals

BELT V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, CABINET FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN, ET AL.

Trial court held Father in contempt, after hearing, for failing to pay child support. Trial court ordered incarceration of Father unless he purged the contempt by paying half of the overdue child support arrearage. Father appealed arguing on appeal that the court “erred by incarcerating him

Termination of parental rights - necessity of written court-approved case plan- Ky Court of Appeals published opinion

H. M. R. V. CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES, COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, ET AL.

Trial court initially found that Father had not abandoned child, but upon motion to alter, amend, or vacate from the Cabinet “concluded that Father had abandoned Child during the time Child was in foster care” referencing Father’s failure to complete his case plan.

Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court rules for veteran in family law case

A state court may not order a veteran to indemnify a divorced spouse for the loss in the divorced spouse's portion of the veteran's retirement pay caused by the veteran's waiver of retirement pay to receive service-related disability benefits. Howell v. Howell opinion analysis is here.

Sufficiency of Evidence to Support Domestic Violence Order- Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals

ASHLEY V. ASHLEY

DVO was entered against Husband who appealed arguing that there was insufficient evidence to support the entry DVO.

 

Renewal of Domestic Violence Order - Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals

WALKER V. WALKER

 

In 2012, Wife obtained a DVO against Husband. When the DVO expired, the court entered an Order adopting the same terms of the DVO preventing Husband from owning or possessing a firearm. When that order expired, Husband obtained an order allowing for the return of his guns and wife filed a petition seeking a new protective order. After a hearing, a new DVO was entered on June 23, 2016. Husband appealed.

 

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