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Husband’s share of marital home correctly calculated (access required)

Where the parties’ first marital home was purchased, in part, with husband’s separate property, and proceeds from the home’s sale were used to purchase another marital home, in which improvements were made using husband’s separate property, the court correctly calculated ...

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Denying visitation petition would not harm child (access required)

Even though petitioner is a “person with a legitimate interest” in visitation with respondent’s minor child, the visitation petition is denied. For a court to award a non-parent visitation over a parent’s objection, there must be clear and convincing evidence ...

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Wife properly granted future support reservation (access required)

Where the trial court granted wife a reservation to seek future spousal support, the record does not support husband’s claim that the reservation was incorrectly granted because wife’s “desertion and cruelty” was responsible for destroying the parties’ marriage. As an ...

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Retroactive child support award is mandatory (access required)

The trial court erred by not awarding retroactive child support because the applicable statute requires that child support liability be calculated from the date the proceeding commenced. Wife challenges the effective date of the court’s child support order. “[T]he trial ...

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Contempt order against wife for failure to pay is affirmed (access required)

Where a wife asserted multiple challenges to the trial court’s order holding her in contempt for failure to make payments to her former husband, the circuit court possessed the jurisdiction to enforce its final order and issue further orders and ...

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