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Normandin v. Normandin Questions Presented: Marital Dissolution. Restricted Stock Units. Trial court improperly classified restricted stock units (RSUs) as entirely nonmarital property. To appropriately classify such assets the trial court applies a presumption that the RSUs are earned over the period between grant and vesting, and the proportion of RSUs acquired for purposes of marital...
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In Kentucky, child support is calculated using the statutory guidelines provided in KRS 403.212. These guidelines consider the monthly gross income of both parents, the number of children in common between the parents, and the costs of any childcare and healthcare expenses for the children. Although you and your co-worker have the same income, your...
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McCain v. McCarty Daviess Family Court Parties were granted joint custody of their three minor children, and Father was required to pay $158.17 per week in child support and to maintain the children on his health insurance plan. Several years later, Mother moved to hold Father in contempt for failure to pay child support. At...
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In Kentucky, child support is calculated using the statutory guidelines provided in KRS 403.212. These guidelines take into account the monthly gross income of both parents and the number of children requiring support. The base child support obligation is divided between each parent in proportion to their respective incomes. Unfortunately, the child support guidelines were...
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Clark v. Workman http://opinions.kycourts.net/coa/2019-CA-000805.pdf Father appealed Family Court’s child support order requiring him to pay child support to Mother. The Kentucky Court of Appeals first admonished the bar for noncompliance with the Rules of Appellate Procedure, describing the pervasiveness of the problem, which is continuously on the rise. Because Father’s brief violated at least 11...
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Ridgeway v. Warren http://opinions.kycourts.net/coa/2019-CA-001207.pdf Mother moved Family Court to enter an order allowing her to enroll Child at a private school due to Child experiencing academic difficulties in her parochial school, to apply for financial aid, and asking that Father be required to assist in the financial aid application process. Father objected, citing concerns, such...
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If your income has decreased or stopped amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and you have a child support obligation to the other parent of your child(ren), or if you were terminated from your employment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and you were ordered to provide health insurance for your child(ren), you may be considering requesting a modification...
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Brannock v. Brannock   Husband and Wife were divorced, and Family Court incorporated the parties’ marital settlement agreement (“MSA”) into the decree. The MSA provided that Husband would pay Wife $1,000.00 per month in child support. It also provided that the provisions could not be modified unless done so in a writing signed by both...
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Nelson v. Ecklar Father petitioned for joint custody of Child, and temporary orders for custody and child support were entered. Father was ordered to pay $371.00 per month in temporary child support. The parties later entered into a parenting agreement whereby “no child support [would] be exchanged between the parties,” “[e]xpenses for fees for school,...
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Moody v. Demala   Disabled father received monthly social security benefits for each of the parties’ minor children. The trial court ordered Father to share fifty percent of the children’s benefits with Mother. Subsequent to the Court’s order, Mother began receiving monthly social security benefits in an amount higher than Father as a result of...
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