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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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Doe v. Ramey After an incident on the bus where Doe, a minor, allegedly put T.L.C., a minor’s hand near Doe’s penis while slapping T.L.C.’s hand, telling him to “slap his meat,” Ramey, T.L.C.’s mother, petitioned for an interpersonal protective order (“IPO”). A temporary IPO was granted. The hearing on the petition took place before...
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Roper v. Roper  Opinion modified 1/17/2020 On appeal in a dissolution action, Husband argues that Trial Court erred (1) in hearing the case after Husband, Wife, and Children moved to Texas, as it no longer had jurisdiction; (2) in the way it divided the parties’ property; (3) in awarding Wife maintenance; (4) in modifying the...
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Brockman v. Brockman   On appeal, Former Husband argued the Trial Court lacked Subject Matter jurisdiction to enter a divorce decree because neither party resided in Kentucky for 180 days prior to the filing of the petition. Former Husband also argued the Trial Court lacked jurisdiction to make a custody determination under KRS 403.800.  ...
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N.B.D. v. Cabinet for Health and Family Services; N.M.D.J., A Minor Child; R.D.; and F.J. Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, an undocumented juvenile immigrant may apply for permanent residency by obtaining special immigration status. To obtain special immigration status, the immigrant child must present findings to a state juvenile court that satisfy certain criteria....
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GOODLETT V. BRITTAIN, ET AL. Father took custody of his two minor children after the death of mother. Maternal grandparents filed a Petition for grandparent visitation which was granted by the trial court. The Court of Appeals first addresses a jurisdictional issue. Grandparents filed a Petition for grandparent visitation, withdrew without serving Father, and then...
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GIESE V. GIESE Husband’s maintenance obligation was established by a Tennessee Court. Husband filed a motion to modify his maintenance obligation in Kentucky. The Kentucky court denied his motion. Husband filed this appeal arguing the Kentucky trial court lacked subject-matter jurisdiction to make any order on spousal maintenance. The Court of Appeals agrees with Husband...
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ETSCORN V. ESTCORN, ET AL. Wife believed Husband transferred marital property to his sons to deprive her of the marital estate. Wife filed an amended Petition in an attempt to join the sons and business to the dissolution action. The sons and the business moved to be dismissed. The trial court dismissed and state it...
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BOONE V.BOONE Judge recused herself from a divorce action, after a DVO hearing, but before issuing an Order dismissing the DVO. Wife then filed motions arguing Judge should be recused from the DV case as well because she had recused herself in the divorce. The Judge denied Wife’s motions. Wife appealed arguing that “the court...
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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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