Weekly Twitter Update 2015–October–11

: Child’s out-of-court statements used to support therapist testimony/dx were not inadmissible hearsay bit.ly/1R2WjSI

: Trial court did not err finding material change but refusing to change primary residency from mom to dad  bit.ly/1R2WjSI

: Effect of duplicate lump sum   payments should be subject judicial discretion  bit.ly/1jftIPI #109121

 designed to balance financial burden on both parents considering relative incomes bit.ly/1jftIPI #109121

: Court discusses other states’ handling of  dependent benefits and  bit.ly/1jftIPI #109121

: KS and most other states allow dependent children payments to be credited against  bit.ly/1jftIPI

 discusses differences in Andler and Hohmann with current   payment facts bit.ly/1jftIPI

: Supreme Court reverses published  decision (bit.ly/15q3vnq) (2013): bit.ly/1jftIPI #109121

 reverses trial court and  on  lump sum  case bit.ly/1jftIPI

 lists ways in which trial courts may consider lump sum  payments  bit.ly/1jftIPI

: Trial courts have discretion to grant credit for duplicative lump sum  payments  bit.ly/1jftIPI

 exercises unlimited review without deference to other courts when issues decided on stipulations bit.ly/1jftIPI

: 2 Kansas -related Appeals Decisions today both from the KS Supreme Court: bit.ly/1HkKjs0 #108547 #109121

Updated Page: Kansas Family Law Appeals 2015 bit.ly/1HkKjs0

Updated Page: Kansas Family Law Appeals 2013 bit.ly/UnMG92

: Supreme Court overturns woman’s conviction for giving birth to baby with  in his system bit.ly/1ZkTaUl

: Trial court erred entering  dividing retirement value at division date instead earlier divorce date bit.ly/1ZkSwpQ

: Trial court erred in speculating on the value of employer provided housing as  income bit.ly/1ZkRv1a

: Trial court’s disbelief of party’s testimony and decision contrary to her position was not punishing her bit.ly/1ZkQmXw

Florida Bar Ethics rule prohibiting lawyer from claiming “specialization” unconstitutional, rules federal court bit.ly/1G26eaB

Kansas judges plan new lawsuit over  funding after withdrawing case when state removed it to federal court cjonline.com/news/2015-10-0…

Same-sex couples take Kansas to federal court after state refuses to register  birth certificate www2.ljworld.com/news/2015/oct/…

Alabama probate judge: Let federal government issue same-sex marriage licenses al.com/news/birmingha…

Lesbian allowed to inherit late partner’s estate with  marriage pinknews.co.uk/2015/10/07/les…

The science of a happy marriage @CNN cnn.it/1Np2gtW  pic.twitter.com/NH2PvYhU69

: Where appellant did not request transcript of hearing, appeals court assumes evidence support conclusions bit.ly/1VCgspk

: Court entitled to determine moving party not credible and that testimony about reduced income is not true bit.ly/1VCgspk

: The parent who seeks to modify  bears the burden to show the original order should change bit.ly/1VCgspk

: Self-represented litigants are held to the same procedural and substantive standards as lawyers  bit.ly/1VCgspk

 retains an element of discretion, so the appellate standard is “abuse of discretion” bit.ly/1VCgspk

State panel recommends that Sedgwick County judge be suspended…again…@terporter reports kansas.com/news/local/cri… 

Dispute over  (de)funding scheme moves to federal court bit.ly/1L48BXA

2 Kansas same-sex couples ask federal court to order State to issue birth certificates for  parentage bit.ly/1RrtU9R

“Same-sex couples take birth certificate cases to federal court”  on LJWorld.com www2.ljworld.com/news/2015/oct/…

: 24th District () magistrate position, a partisan elective district is now available. governor makes interim appt in 90day

Judges in 9 of 67 Alabama Counties Won’t Issue Marriage Licenses to Anyone, Just to Avoid Gays towleroad.com/2015/10/alabam…

Will Alabama defy the Supreme Court? Alabama cases drag on wnd.com/2015/10/suprem…