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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.
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GRASCH v. GRASCH Husband, an attorney, and Wife, who managed his law firm, divorced after a thirty year marriage. After four years of litigation, the parties appealed and cross appealed numerous issues for the Appellate Court to review. Contingency Fees The first issue the Appellate Court addresses is whether contingency fee cases are marital property...
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GLODO v..EVANS, ET AL. Grandparents assumed care of children, with the exception of a special needs child, after biological mother and biological father were both incarcerated. The special needs child was placed with friend of grandparents equipped to deal with his special medical needs. Grandparents filed motion to be designated as de facto custodians and...
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Maxwell v. Maxwell No. 2012-CA-000224-ME Published:  Opinion Reversing and Remanding County:     Hardin Angela Maxwell appeals the decision of the Hardin Family Court to award sole custody of her three children to their father, Robert Maxwell.
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S.S. v. Commonwealth, 2011-CA-001790-ME Published:   Affirming   County:  Jefferson Child, through GAL, appealed FC ruling that her Great-Grandmother had standing to intervene in suit as de facto custodian, arguing that she did not meet the requirements for de facto custodian status under KRS 403.270. FACTS:
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McIntosh v. Landrum NO. 2012-CA-000161-ME Published:  Opinion Affirming County:     Kenton Father appeals order of Kenton Circuit Court requiring him to pay, as part of his child support, amounts for respite care and work-related childcare, as well as part of Mother’s attorney fees and court costs.
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If a custodial parent violates an order not to remove a child from the country, the non-custodial parent may use the Hague Convention to have the child returned. Abbott v. Abbott, decided May 17, 2010 and online here
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No Kentucky Supreme Court family law published opinions were among those released today. Discretionary review was granted in one family law case, Howard v. Howard. The unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals is here. The case involves whether father, who quit job for claimed medical reasons, was underemployed for child support purposes and whether car...
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The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Kennedy v. DuPont. The Court held the plan administrator of an ERISA benefits plan should pay plan benefits to wife #1, who was the designated plan beneficiary on a designation executed during the marriage and not to wife #2, who was married to the deceased participant...
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