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In 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States limited third-party (often grandparent) visitation rights in Troxel v. Granville: A majority of the Court agreed that under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, parents have a fundamental liberty interest in the care, custody, and control of their children. And a majority concurred that...
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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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KRS 405.021(1)(b) and (c) of Kentucky’s grandparent visitation statute is violative of due process on its face because it permits a grandparent to prove a significant and viable relationship by a preponderance of the evidence rather than the clear and convincing standard required under Walker v. Blair. The statute also fails to accord the parent’s...
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If you divorce your spouse, the parent that the court determines should be the legal custodian will generally have the authority to make medical decisions for your child.
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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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