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In re Marriage of Kimbrell
Kansas Court of Appeals
34 Kan. App. 2d 413, 119 P.3d 684 (2005)
William David Kimbrell and Janet Bouley divorced in 1996. They agreed to share custody of their three children. Kimbrell later developed a fear that Bouley was intentionally alienating the children from him. Kimbrell and Bouley agreed to participate in psychological evaluations as part of their split-parenting arrangement. The court appointed a case manager and then a psychologist, both of whom concluded that any alienation of the children from Kimbrell was a result of Kimbrell’s own psychological problems. By 2004, only one of the children, Evan, was still a minor. The trial court ordered that contact between Kimbrell and Evan be arranged only according to Evan’s wishes. This resulted in a complete end to contact between Kimbrell and Evan. Kimbrell appealed. The Kansas Court of Appeals granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Green, J.)
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