United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Holds that Foster Parents Lack Liberty Interest in Relationship with Foster Children
Mikel v. Quin United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Filed: January 19, 2023 Two foster children were removed from Foster Mother’s home after Foster Mother submitted adoption papers on allegations of emotional abuse. Foster Mother argued that the Department failed to give her notice or an opportunity to be heard before commencing…
Kentucky Supreme Court Overturns Court of Appeal’s, Upholds Circuit Court’s Modification of Maintenance Based Upon Changed Circumstances and Award of Attorney Fees.
Mahl v. Mahl Case Nos. 2021-SC-0481-DG and 2021-SC-0487-DG Appeals from Jefferson Circuit Court Opinion by Bisig, Judge Date Rendered: April 27, 2023 Issue: Whether Substantial and Continuing Change in Circumstances existed Warranting Modification of Maintenance Award, and Whether Failure to Name Attorney as a Party to an Appeal of and Award of Attorney Fees could…
Federal Law Prohibiting Individuals Subject to Domestic Violence Order from Receiving or Possessing Firearms Held Unconstitutional by U.S. District Court
United States v. Sherman Kelvin Combs U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky Appeal filed on February 23, 2023 Family Court issued a Domestic Violence Order (“DVO”) against Combs after “a hearing of which he received actual notice” and “an opportunity to participate.” The DVO prohibited Combs from “harassing, stalking, or threatening an…
Kentucky Court of Appeals Grants Writ of Prohibition and Stays Jefferson County Family Court DNA Action Pending Breckenridge County Ruling on Custody and Adoption Petitions
H.H., ET AL. v. HONORABLE LORI GOODWIN, JUDGE, JEFFERSON FAMILY COURT, ET AL. Case No. 2022-CA-1023-OA Original Action arising from Jefferson Family Court Decided by Dixon, Lambert, and Maze, Judges Opinion by Maze, Judge Date Rendered: December 2, 2022 Issue: Whether Family Court Erred and Writ of Prohibition Should be Issued Minor child was born…
Family Court had Jurisdiction to Extend Interpersonal Protective Order (“IPO”), but Evidence was Insufficient to Support Extension of the Protective Order
Christina Holt Taylor v. Leigh-Ann Fitzpatrick Case No. 2022-CA-0946-ME Allen Family Court Decided by Cetrulo, Dixon, and Taylor, Judges Opinion by Cetrulo, Judge Date Rendered: January 13, 2023 Issue: Whether Family Court had Jurisdiction to Extend Interpersonal Protective Order (“IPO”) and Whether Family Court’s Order Extending IPO was Supported by Sufficient Evidence Family court entered…
- Notice of Appeal Cannot be Electronically Filed in Termination of Parental Rights (“TPR”) Cases.
- United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Holds that Foster Parents Lack Liberty Interest in Relationship with Foster Children
- Courts Must Inquire as to Indigency in Stepparent Adoptions
- Sixth Circuit Holds No Constitutional Prohibition on State Limitations of Medical Treatments for Minors
- Trial Court Erred by Awarding 100% of Post-Separation Increases to Husband