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Andrews v. Andrews Fayette County Circuit Court The parties were divorced in 2015, and their settlement agreement was incorporated into the decree of dissolution. The settlement agreement provided that Husband would pay Wife $4,000 per month in maintenance. Husband unilaterally reduced his payments to $1,000 after a decrease in his pay. Wife filed a motion...
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Once you have decided to pursue a divorce from your spouse, the question may arise whether it matters if you are the first to file the divorce. The short answer is no, but there are some advantages and disadvantages to filing the petition. Being the spouse who files the petition means that you have the...
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Satterfield v. Satterfield http://opinions.kycourts.net/coa/2019-CA-000011.pdf The parties were divorced in 1998, with the decree of dissolution of marriage requiring Husband to execute a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (“QDRO”) within 30 days of the date of entry of the decree. Husband did not execute the QDRO, of which Wife did not become aware until 20 years later,...
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Clark v. Workman http://opinions.kycourts.net/coa/2019-CA-000805.pdf Father appealed Family Court’s child support order requiring him to pay child support to Mother. The Kentucky Court of Appeals first admonished the bar for noncompliance with the Rules of Appellate Procedure, describing the pervasiveness of the problem, which is continuously on the rise. Because Father’s brief violated at least 11...
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D.L.B. v. Commonwealth http://opinions.kycourts.net/coa/2019-CA-001168.pdf Father appealed a finding that he physically abused his son. The caption of Father’s notice of appeal listed “In re: [D.L.B., IV, a minor child” and “Commonwealth of Kentucky, Cabinet for Health and Family Services” as Petitioners. The body of the notice of appeal named Father as the appellant and “the...
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Ridgeway v. Warren http://opinions.kycourts.net/coa/2019-CA-001207.pdf Mother moved Family Court to enter an order allowing her to enroll Child at a private school due to Child experiencing academic difficulties in her parochial school, to apply for financial aid, and asking that Father be required to assist in the financial aid application process. Father objected, citing concerns, such...
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T.S. v. Kentucky, et al. Grandmother, and custodian of the children at issue herein, was named as the person responsible for abuse and neglect the court found to have occurred. Grandmother appealed. The Court of Appeals ordered Grandmother to show cause why the appeal should not be dismissed for failure to name the Cabinet for...
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T.C. v. M.E., et al.   Mother and Father had joint custody of Child following divorce. Mother was designated the primary residential parent. During a period of Father’s parenting time, Child injured his arm at Father’s mother’s home when Child and Father were playing. While running and jumping together, Child lost his balance, and Father...
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If your income has decreased or stopped amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and you have a child support obligation to the other parent of your child(ren), or if you were terminated from your employment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and you were ordered to provide health insurance for your child(ren), you may be considering requesting a modification...
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