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Child Support
DIXON V. DIXON Parties entered into a marital settlement agreement requiring husband to make payments for maintenance and child support. Instead, husband paid wife’s mortgage which was in excess of his child support and maintenance obligations. Wife objected but did not request a hearing on the issue for two years, which was more than a...
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LEWIS V. FULKERSON Both Husband and Wife appealed Court Order entered after a trial on all issues. Wife argued that the family court erred in finding that all of the proceeds from the sale of Husband’s businesses were his nonmarital property. Husband argued the family court erred in determining the character of Wife’s Trust corpus...
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SEEGER V. 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 could act as...
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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.” Father is an NBA basketball player earning a salary of $1,434,665 and an additional $197,240 in endorsements. Mother,...
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CARVER V. CARVER Mother and Father, each collecting disability, had a child with Down Syndrome and significant health issues. The parties agreed to pay child support per the Kentucky guidelines, but Father never made any payments to Mother for support of the child. Via Domestic Relations Commissioner, the trial court held a hearing on child...
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LAMBERT V. LAMBERT Maternal grandfather who resided in Kentucky took possession of grandchildren whose mother resided in Pennsylvania, after mother took the children for a visit and never returned to retrieve the children. Grandfather filed a dependency, neglect, and abuse proceeding and was granted temporary custody of the children. Grandfather subsequently filed a petition for...
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BOOTES V. BOOTES Wife argued that the Trial Court erred by failing to include Husband’s income from a second business in its child support calculation. Husband ran a second business and gifted all his proceeds to his father. The Appellate Court held that the Trial Court erred by excluding the income from its child support...
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Smyrichinsky v. Smyrichinsky When Ky is exercising UIFSA jurisdiction, it lacks authority to alter the duration of child support directed by another state. As to modification of the dependent income tax exemption, Ky has authority to modify who is entitled to the exemption  if it is part of a support order and not a property...
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C.D.G. v. N.J.S. Where child receives social security retirement dependent  benefits, and child support obligation of retired child support obligor is not modified, child support payor is entitled to a credit against child support. And, where such benefits are paid retroactively so there is a fund available for recoupement, trial court did not abuse its...
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SALLEE V. SALLEE The Appellate Court vacated and remanded the Family Court’s denial of a Motion for Contempt for Father’s failure to pay child support. The Family Court incorrectly placed the burden of proof on the Mother/obligee to prove an arrearage was owed. Once the child support obligation is established, the child support obligor, in...
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