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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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Martin v. Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet For Health and Family Services Trial Court Ordered Father to pay $161.00 per month in child support and $25.00 per month toward an arrearage to his Former Wife. The parties’ settlement agreement provided that “parties shall not pay any amount of child support to either party as agreed upon...
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C.C. v. Commonwealth of Kentucky Ex Rel S.B. Trial Court revoked a conditional discharge of Father’s contempt sentence for failure to pay child support. On appeal, Father argued that the Trial Court erred when it denied his request to continue the final contempt hearing at which Father did not appear, by revoking the conditional discharge...
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KEITH V. KEITH Family court dissolved the marriage of Husband and Wife with three children after a DRC recommendation and evidentiary hearing. Each party filed exceptions to the DRC report, the Court sustained one and overruled the rest. Wife raised several issues on appeal. First, Wife argues that the DRC improperly adopted the findings and...
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WILSON V. INGLIS Father and mother shared one minor child, but had never married or cohabitated. In 2014, mother filed a motion for modification of child support which was granted. In 2016, Mother filed another modification of child support claiming essentially the same change in material circumstances as she did in her 2014 motion. The...
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HILLARD V. KEATING Mother and Father had significant post-decree litigation regarding child support, tax exemptions, and uncovered medical expenses which ultimately resulted in a ruling that modified the allocation of dependent-child tax exemptions allowing Father to claim two children. Mother appealed arguing that the Family Court erred in modifying the tax exemptions without making specific...
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HARRY L. SEEGER V. SHARON LANHAM Unmarried mother filed an action to establish paternity and set child support. On May 24, 2012 the District Court set child support, and awarded pre-petition support. The District Court ordered that the child’s social security dependent benefits satisfied Father’s child support obligation, and ordered that the surplus dependent benefit...
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JARBOE V. REYNOLDS The trial court set child support based on Mother’s annual income of $46,000, imputing the same income to Father. Father appealed arguing that the trial court erred by “denying him an adequate hearing before it determined whether he was voluntarily unemployed or underemployed” and “imputing income to him in an amount based...
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DUFFY V. DUFFY Trial court found unvested RSUs were marital property subject to division, although Husband forfeited his right to the RSUs during the dissolution proceedings by leaving his employer two months before the RSUs vested. The trial court did not count the RSU income in setting Husband’s gross income calculation for child support.  
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