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Facts: When Husband and Wife divorced, they entered into a marital dissolution agreement that required Husband to pay Wife $2200 per month as spousal support. The marital dissolution agreement said: Husband will pay to Wife the sum of $2200 per month as periodic alimony until the first of the following events: (a) the death of either party; (b) the remarriage of Wife; or (c) seven years. After their divorce, Wife dated Boyfriend. Two years later,…
Facts: Mother and Father are the married parents of Child. Eight days after Child’s birth, Mother died unexpectedly from health complications. After Mother’s death, her parents—Child’s Maternal Grandparents—visited Child at Father’s home every Monday, Thursday, and sometimes on weekends. Two months later, disputes arose between Father and Maternal Grandparents over when they could visit Child and how to use the proceeds from Mother’s life insurance policy. Because of this, Father stopped all contact between Maternal Grandparents…
Facts: Husband and Wife divorced after 20 years of marriage. Husband had a premarital 401(k) account with Paine Webber. Husband failed to produce documents to establish the premarital value of the account, despite Wife’s significant discovery efforts. The trial court divided the account equally. Within 30 days of the entry of the final judgment, Husband filed a motion under Rule 59.04 to reopen the proof because “there may be new evidence” to support the claim that…
Facts: Mother and Father are the never-married parents of Child. When Child turned two, Mother and Father voluntarily gave custody of Child to Maternal Grandmother. Five years later, they agreed to a new custody order splitting custody between Maternal Grandmother and Paternal Grandmother. Two years later, Paternal Grandmother and Maternal Grandmother each petitioned to end the other’s custody. When Mother petitioned to regain custody of Child to put an end to the grandmothers’ protracted litigation, Paternal…
This article by Alfred Ramos at Mediate.com is of interest. Mediating Custody in Highly Contested Divorce Cases Child custody is often the most contentious aspect of divorce proceedings. But this doesn’t have to be the case for you and your soon-to-be-ex. Instead, you can strive to achieve a mutually satisfactory resolution when it comes to child custody—even if your custody talks start out rocky. This can help avoid expensive additional litigation for both parties as…
Facts: Mother and Father are the never-married parents of Child. A Missouri court awarded primary custody to Mother and visitation to Father. Both parents and Child later moved out of Missouri. Mother and Child relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. After a brief stint in Clarksville, Tennessee, Father relocated to Germany. Several years later, Father petitioned a Tennessee court to domesticate the Missouri order and change custody. That same day, the Tennessee court entered an agreed order…