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Extension of Domestic Violence Order as Sanction for Contempt - Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals

MORRIS V. MORRIS

Wife filed and was granted a DVO. Husband continued making threats and Wife filed a Motion for Contempt. At the hearing on Wife’s contempt motion, the trial court extended the DVO as a contempt sanction. After Husband’s appeal of its order, concerned Wife would be left without protection, the trial court vacated the order of extension made at the contempt hearing, conducted a hearing pursuant to KRS 403.750, and granted an extension of the DVO. Husband appealed that order as well.  

Is non-modifiable maintenance modifiable? Unpublished opinion from Ky Court of Appeals

We do not usually post unpublished opinions from the Ky Court of Appeals but Geralds v. Geralds  is notable, giving guidance to the bench and bar about an issue that has perplexed us since Woodson v. Woodson in 2011.  Geralds holds that agreements for non-modifiable maintenance are enforceable. We don't know why the opinion was designated not to be published, but hope the court changes its mind. 

Grandparent Visitation - Published Opinion from Ky Supreme Court May 5, 2016

MASSIE, ET AL. V. NAVY

“Questions Presented: Domestic Relations. Grandparent Visitation. Issues include the applicability of Walker v. Blair, 382 S.W.3d 862 (Ky. 2012) and the “modified best interests” standard when a child’s custodians are a paternal uncle and aunt.”

Deviation From Child Support Guidelines - High Income, Ky Supreme Court Published Opinion May 5, 2016

MCCARTY V. FARIED

“Questions Presented: Family Law. Child Support. Income Exceeding Guidelines. Whether the trial court properly included projected expenses in the child’s reasonable needs when establishing an initial child support order for a high income parent.”

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