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Ciampa v. Ciampa

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


Facts

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.

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