Shafizadeh v. Jefferson Circuit Family CourtAnnotate this Case
The Family Division of the Jefferson Circuit Court granted a divorce to Saeid and Denise Shafizadeh pursuant to a decree of dissolution, which incorporated an order of custody in which Saeid and Denise agreed to share joint custody of their two minor children. The family court later granted Denise's motion to relocate to Louisiana with the children and entered an order modifying the parenting schedule. Saeid moved the court of appeals for a writ of prohibition and emergency relief, arguing that the family court proceeded outside of its jurisdiction. The court denied the motion, determining that Saeid had failed to meet the threshold requirements for the issuance of a writ, and denied the motion for emergency relief as moot. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the family court had jurisdiction to entertain Denise's motion, and therefore, the petition for the writ was properly denied.