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Maintenance
One of the questions we pondered as states passed DOMAs and constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage was what effect such would have on divorces between heterosexuals. Larry O’Dell,
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Note: This “to be published” case is not final; a motion for discretionary review has been filed: Massey v. Massey, __ S.W.3d __ (Ky. App. 2006), 2006 WL 2517525 (Ky. App. Issues and Holdings: 1) Whether a maintenance order that is subject to modification is an open-ended award rather than lump sum. The Court held...
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Few men seek alimony. That is why it is news that The Miami Herald reports in its story on Sunday, CBS4 anchor asks wife for alimony. As co-anchor of the 5:30 p.m. newscast and an Emmy-winning reporter, (Eliott)Rodriguez earns $300,000 a year. His wife, Univisión anchor Maria Elena Salinas, 51, earns more: upward of $2...
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From The Family law Prof Blog: “The Supreme Court of Connecticut has affirmed the court of appeals ruling in a case in which a couple were married for 11 years, lived together for a number of years and then remarried for six years.” (See Family Law Prof Blog post of February 10, 2006) “The court...
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Sponsor of immigrant may have to make good on affidavit of financial support from FlaDivorceLawBlog.
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Wheeler v. Wheeler, 154 SW3 291 (Ky.App., 2005) Where first maintenance modification motion was denied, and no modification resulted, the trial court must look at change of circumstances since the original agreement or decree. Res judica does not preclude the court from looking at facts and circumstances occurring prior to the first motion for modification...
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Bonnie Brown, a Louisville attorney, AAML fellow and KCFN member, sent this article from the May 3, 2006  Boston Globe quantifying the value of homemaker services. While divorce does not directly provide a vehicle for compensating such services, we remind each other from time to time of a case where she made this argument as part of a spousal support claim.
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Gomez v. Gomez, 168 SW3d 51 (KY. App., 2005) Hospital based medical practice valuation which included no goodwill value was reluctantly affirmed because, while capitalization of excess earnings method is an acceptable approach, the trial court is not required to use this method and trial court ruling as to valuation will not be disturbed unless...
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Laura Morgan, www.FamLawConsult.com, VA (the “Goddess” and co-author of the Spousal Support Handbook to be published by the ABA in 2007) and Gaetano(“Guy”) Ferro, CT, President-Elect, AAML, presented Alimony, Spousal Support and Maintenance: A Musical in Six Acts at the AAML/LBA Family Law seminar at the LBA April 21, 2006. Here’s the general outline and...
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