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Changed circumstances warranted custody modification (access required)

Where the minor child’s mother extended the child’s stay in Bulgaria for months after the parties’ agreement, the court correctly decided that she could have only supervised visitation until she gave the child’s passport to the court. Background The initial ...

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Wife’s assets considered to reduce support payment (access required)

Where the parties’ support agreement provided that husband’s payments could be lowered if he had reduced income, the trial court properly construed the agreement as permitting consideration of wife’s financial circumstances when ordering reduced support. Wife’s circumstances “Wife argues that ...

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Court lacked jurisdiction to modify pension distribution (access required)

Although a circuit court retains jurisdiction to correct or clarify a pension distribution order after Rule 1:1’s 21-day period, the court lacks jurisdiction “to change the substance of the original division of property.” As a result, where the property distribution ...

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