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Recalculation of money owed under amended PSA approved (access required)

Where this case was remanded to recalculate money due to appellant under an amended property settlement agreement, appellant’s failure to initially appeal the expert’s methodology made that methodology the law of the case. Appellant’s argument that the trial court must ...

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Retroactive child support calculation needs modification (access required)

The trial court’s rulings and orders in connection with the parties’ final decree of divorce are, for the most part, affirmed. The court’s calculation of retroactive child support due from husband must be modified. The court considered spousal support, which ...

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Wife awarded percentage of extra retirement benefits (access required)

Where the parties’ divorce settlement provided that wife was entitled to a fractional share of husband’s 10-year retirement plan, the fractional share applies to additional amounts husband accrued when he worked three years past the retirement date contemplated in the ...

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Motion for reunification therapist correctly denied (access required)

Where the court entered a final order regarding custody, visitation and support after finding that father “continued ‘to scuttle the process,’” of the court’s efforts to repair father’s relationship with the parties’ children, the court correctly denied father’s motion filed ...

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Handwritten document treated as decedent’s will (access required)

Petitioners have established by clear and convincing evidence that the decedent intended an unwitnessed  document handwritten by another but signed by the decedent to constitute her will. Background About a month before she died, Watkins, the decedent, signed a document ...

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Distribution was contingent on future circumstances (access required)

Where the circuit court offset the equitable distribution monetary award to husband against wife’s spousal support award, based on the court’s assumption that wife would otherwise be due 14 years of support, this had the effect of impermissibly conditioning the ...

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