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Lawson v. Woeste and Villarreal Questions Presented: Family Law. Writ of Prohibition. Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. A circuit court’s decision that it continues to have jurisdiction over a child custody matter under the UCCJEA is an exercise of a court’s subject-matter jurisdiction. A circuit court’s determination that it has “exclusive, continuing jurisdiction” over...
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The first holiday season after a divorce or separation, and those thereafter, can often be a time of conflict, stress, and confusion. Many parents and children feel distressed that the family traditions that they practiced for years now feel unfamiliar. Despite this, it is possible for co-parents and their children to have a happy holiday...
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Hartlage v. Hartlage   Paternal Grandparents filed a petition for grandparent visitation of fourteen-month-old Child after the death of minor Child’s biological Father. Biological Mother objected to Paternal Grandparents exercising visitation asserting that Paternal Grandparents were not involved in minor Child’s life prior to Father’s death, had limited contact with the child since Father’s death,...
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How do I make sure my children are staying “Healthy at Home” when they have two households? Due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Governor Andy Beshear has declared a state of emergency in the state of Kentucky and issued Executive Orders that require Kentuckians to stay “healthy at home” and restrict out-of-state...
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The Kentucky Supreme Court has issued an order regarding parenting time and Covid-19. Administrative Order 2020-14 provides guidance to parties with custody and parenting time orders.
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Layman v. Bohanon   Mother and Father divorced, entering into a settlement agreement providing for joint custody and equally shared parenting time. Later, the parties orally agreed to modify their parenting time arrangement due to a change in Father’s work schedule. Two years after the oral agreement to modify the parenting time arrangement, Father moved...
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Robison, et al. v. Pinto, et al.   Mother and Father of Children were divorced, executing a property settlement agreement, which provided Mother with sole custody of Children. However, in the event of either parent’s death, it provided for sole custody to the other parent. After, Mother moved to North Carolina and married Husband. Several...
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Qaisi v. Alaeddin Family Court declined to recognize three legal documents from courts in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The three documents are as follows: (1) a divorce certificate, (2) a document memorializing an agreement between the parties whereby “[t]he custody of the children…shall be proved for the second party [Qaisi]” (the document did not explain...
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Barnett v. White   Father filed a petition seeking joint custody and equal timesharing of the parties’ minor child. Mother argued that Father should not be granted joint custody because his behavior “made it impossible for the parties’ to work together in the best interest of the child.”  An agreed temporary order was entered adopting...
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