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Ciampa v. Ciampa

Court of Appeals of Kentucky
415 S.W.3d 97 (Ky. Ct. App. 2013)


Peter Ciampa and Cindy Ciampa were married with three children. Peter’s annual income was over $800,000. The Ciampas divorced. As part of the divorce decree, Peter agreed to pay $6,000 per month in child support. The Kentucky statutory child-support guidelines did not account for annual incomes higher than $180,000. When the Ciampas’ oldest child turned 18 years old, Cindy filed a motion for a modification of child support. The family court held a hearing on the reasonable living expenses of the remaining minor children and issued an order maintaining Peter’s child support at $6,000 per month. When the second child turned 18 years old, Peter filed a motion to modify his child-support obligations. Cindy presented evidence that the remaining child’s monthly expenses were over $9,000. The family court determined that the reasonable monthly living expenses of the remaining minor child amounted to $6,617. Taking this into account, the family court reduced Peter’s monthly child-support payments to $5,800. Peter appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Clayton, J.)

Concurrence (Maze, J.)

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