Three Published Family Law Opinions from Ky Court of Appeals Today

Middleton v. Middleton Interesting 50 page opinion and dissent addressing characterization of distributions from family trust, nonmarital tracing and standard of proof, division of marital personalty, assignment of debt, attorney fees and costs.

 

D.L.B. v. Cabinet for Health and Family Services, et al  Conversion of involuntary termination of parental rights action into a voluntary termination action and concurrent dismissal of father from proceedings was abuse of discretion.

 

Murry v. Murry  Denial of attorney fees in grandparent visitation modification affirmed as there is no fee shifting provision in KRS Chapter 405. Findings that prior visitation order had not been working and presents more problems than it resolves falls short of the requirement that necessary facts be found specifically so case was remanded to trial court to make further factual findings.