Child Support Contempt Finding Reversed: You cannot be compelled to do the impossible!

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Have you ever been behind on a child support obligation? If the answer is yes, the Kentucky Appeals Court July 16, 2010 decision provides guidance. Ruling that a finding of civil contempt must be related to the amount the payor is able to pay, the Appeals court reversed a previous finding of contempt as it was not based on the payor's ability to pay. Read on to see why the appellate court reversed the trial court decision and said that the initial finding was arbitrary, unreasonable, unfair and unsupported by sound legal principles...

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