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Parties’ incomes properly considered in support dispute (access required)

The trial court correctly imputed income to wife when deciding not to award her spousal support. The court properly determined husband’s income and awarded him the annual child tax credit in alternate years. Background After their 2015 marriage in India, ...

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Adoption was in child’s best interests (access required)

The record supports the trial court’s approval of  the adoption appellant’s child by the child’s maternal great-grandmother. Best interests Appellant Rorrer, the child’s biological father, was incarcerated on June 19, 2019, to serve a four-year sentence for distributing a controlled ...

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Invited error doctrine bars appeal in support matter (access required)

Where husband argues the trial court denied his motion to end spousal support without making written findings and conclusions, he waived this argument on appeal when the court stated it considered the statutory factors, offered to elaborate and counsel declined ...

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No attorney fees awarded in post-divorce litigation (access required)

Where each party sought an order to have the other party pay attorney fees incurred in connection with father’s petition to show cause regarding mother’s failure to timely provide income information, to participate in a division of disputed person property ...

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Appeal improperly dismissed as sanction for order violation (access required)

Where a father disclosed a sealed report to the children’s stepmother concerning a court-ordered independent psychological evaluation, the court erred by dismissing his de novo appeal of the J&RD court’s custody award to mother. Dismissal was an “unduly severe sanction” ...

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Business expenses deducted from income to determine child support (access required)

Where father receives child support payment from mother, father’s income from his rental units may be offset by his reasonable rental business expenses for purposes of calculating the child support guidelines. Background Father owns two residential properties, which he leases. ...

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