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When assessing a changed circumstances claim, deference is given to the length and stability of the existing custody relationship

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August 19, 2014 at 4:12 pm

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The allocation of college costs is predicated, as a threshold matter, on a finding that parents are financially capable

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August 18, 2014 at 3:45 pm

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For purposes of calculating alimony and child support awards, a trial court may impute income to one or both spouses

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August 12, 2014 at 8:25 am

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Resolution of a request to change custody requires the court to consider the custodial parent’s fitness and the child’s welfare

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August 6, 2014 at 7:38 am

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The essential inquiry in an emancipation case is whether the child has moved beyond the sphere of influence and responsibility exercised by a parent and obtains an independent status of his or her own

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August 4, 2014 at 8:44 am

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A court order obligating a parent to pay college expenses should be treated as a domestic support obligation under federal law

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August 4, 2014 at 8:12 am

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A motion for a change in custody will be governed initially by a changed circumstances inquiry and ultimately by a simple best interests analysis

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July 29, 2014 at 12:50 pm

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The history of domestic violence, like parental safety, is one consideration in determining the best interests of the child, not a presumption that predetermines that key issue

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July 29, 2014 at 10:29 am

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Visitation and custody are subject to continuing review

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July 23, 2014 at 10:42 am

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In determining whether a child is in imminent danger, risk demonstrated by past conduct should be assessed in light of actions since taken to address prior dangerous parenting

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July 22, 2014 at 10:51 am

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