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Family Law Appellate Court Opinions

by Roy, Christopher


AC38884 - Dejana v. Dejana ("The plaintiff, Wendy J. Dejana, appeals from the judgment of the trial court denying her post-judgment motion for contempt against the defendant, Michael Dejana. On appeal, the plaintiff claims that the court, in declining to hold the defendant in contempt, improperly interpreted the parties’ separation agreement, which had been incorporated into the judgment of dissolution. In support of this claim, the plaintiff argues that the court improperly determined that the separation agreement (1) required the defendant to pay unallocated alimony and child support based upon a percentage of his base salary and annual incentive cash bonus, and (2) permitted the defendant to use the entirety of the income he received from vested stock units, pursuant to his employer’s long-term incentive program, to fund the private college education of the parties’ son. We affirm the judgment of the court.")

AC38800 - Lugo v. Lugo ("The defendant, Teresa Lugo, appeals from the trial court’s judgment granting the postdissolution motion for modification filed by the plaintiff, William Lugo. On appeal, the defendant claims that the court erred in (1) granting the plaintiff’s motion for modification by awarding the plaintiff sole legal custody of the minor child, and (2) denying her motion in limine seeking to prevent consideration of the question of sole legal custody. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.")