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Emily T. Cecconi
100 Dollar Bill
In re: Michelle Dougherty-Kelsay v. Michael Stephen Kelsay U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Family Court ordered Mother to pay monthly child support and 32% of childcare expenses to Father. Shortly thereafter, Father filed for contempt due to Mother’s refusal to pay certain child related expenses. Child then incurred certain medical related expenses,...
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J.B-K, minor child 1, by Next Friend E.B., et al., v. CHFS and DCBS U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit A group of foster caregivers brought a class action lawsuit on behalf of themselves and foster care children against the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Department for Community Based Services for...
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We are pleased to announce that Emily T. Cecconi has completed the National Family Law Trial Institute, a week-long intensive litigation skills course in Houston, Texas dedicated exclusively to family law. The program is led by nationally acclaimed faculty and focuses on the following areas: Techniques for direct and cross examination of lay witnesses and...
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Baby Feet
Kentucky’s custody and parenting time statue does not favor a mother over a father. Instead, Kentucky courts apply a best interest standard to determine a parenting time schedule that is in the best interest of the child. There is a rebuttable presumption that equal parenting time is in the child’s best interest. While a father’s...
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It is not uncommon for married couples to hold title to assets in the name of only one spouse. Most often, couples will hold a joint savings or checking account and also have separate banking, investment, and retirement accounts. In Kentucky, all assets acquired during the marriage are presumed to be marital property and subject...
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An Emergency Protective Order (EPO) is a temporary order of protection from domestic violence and abuse. An EPO can be issued without a hearing or notice to the other party. A judge who receives a petition for an EPO must determine whether there is an “immediate and present danger” of domestic violence and abuse. Once...
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In Kentucky, debts accumulated during the marriage are treated differently than assets acquired during the marriage. Unlike assets, there is no statutory presumption that debts accumulated during the marriage are marital. To determine if a debt is marital or non-marital, courts look to the following factors: (1) who received the benefits for which the debt...
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100 Dollar Bill
In Kentucky, a child support order ends when a child turns eighteen, unless the child is still enrolled in high school, in which case, child support will continue until the end of the school year in which the child turns 19. In certain circumstances, such as when an adult child is disabled, child support may...
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When planning for divorce, it is important to consider the tax implications that many decisions made during your divorce may have. One important factor to consider is how the tax code treats spousal support payments made from one spouse to the other. If your divorce decree was entered before December 31, 2018, the support payor...
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Empty Room
A deposition is a discovery tool by which your attorney can obtain sworn testimony from a witness outside of the courtroom and the presence of the Judge.
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