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Q: Can father only put himself on medical documentation?

My daughter's dad refuses to communicate at all. We have 50/50 custody as of right now. He has jumped her from doctor to doctor against my wishes. It's time for well check ups and he stated that he did one October of last year however the insurance company says he dad not. His new wife... Read more »

Taniesa Velez
Taniesa Velez
answered on Jul 30, 2022

No. Both parents should have the availability to obtain medical information regarding the minor child. If there is an order establishing your joint custody relationship, you may be able to file a contempt motion based on the refusal you explain. However, if you have an informal agreement, file a... Read more »

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Q: Can father only put himself on medical documentation?

My daughter's dad refuses to communicate at all. We have 50/50 custody as of right now. He has jumped her from doctor to doctor against my wishes. It's time for well check ups and he stated that he did one October of last year however the insurance company says he dad not. His new wife... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 25, 2022

No. You should make a motion to hold him in creepy for failing to do so.

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Q: Can my ex husband install cameras in marital house after separation and he moved out?

Me and my ex husband separated in 10/2019. At the time I was awarded only possession of the house until we came to an agreement. He moved in with his girlfriend. One night in jan 2020, while I was at work he broke the door, came in and installed cameras to record my actions. He said that his... Read more »

Taniesa Velez
Taniesa Velez
answered on Jul 30, 2022

Depending on ownership at the time of the incident, you may be able to file a contempt motion with the Court. However, it is unclear if you came to an agreement regarding the marital home since that incident.

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Q: Can my ex husband install cameras in marital house after separation and he moved out?

Me and my ex husband separated in 10/2019. At the time I was awarded only possession of the house until we came to an agreement. He moved in with his girlfriend. One night in jan 2020, while I was at work he broke the door, came in and installed cameras to record my actions. He said that his... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 19, 2022

No. You should make a motion to hold him in contempt for interfering with your possession of it by installing the cameras.

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Q: When will I be able to collect on ex husbands ESOP and 401K

Just got divorce finallized in Kentucky. I was awarded half of exs 401K and half of his ESOP. How long will it be before I receive it...do I have to wait til retirement age?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 9, 2022

Varies plan by plan. His plan administrator will know. It could be now, at 62, at 65, at his retirement or at any other time the plan permits

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Q: How are maintenance payments setup?

If I am court ordered to pay maintenance to my ex; do you I set the payments up or will the court setup the payments through my employer?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 9, 2022

Generally, it is paid by you directly to her without court involvement.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: If my Ex get's remarried can I file a child support adjustment with 50/50 joint custody?

I've been divorced for a year and we have 50/50 joint custody my ex spouse remarried a few months after, Am I able to file a child support adjustment? In addition she was able to claim 0 income based on we have a child under the age of 3 that child will be turning 3 in a few weeks is that also... Read more »

Anna Aleksander
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Anna Aleksander
answered on Jun 8, 2022

The fact that she got married will not make a difference In Kentucky. It is the income of the mother that matters. If the child is over three and she is still not working you may be able to file to modify.

You should know Kentucky now has new laws for child support in a 50/50 time sharing...
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Q: How do I get divorced in Kentucky?

I would like to know what is the process

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 7, 2022

File a petition for dissolution of marriage. File all financial information. Go to mediation and try to resolve. If not resolved, get a trial date from the court.

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Q: Divorced paying alimony to ex.

Divorced paying alimony to ex. Divorce decree states to pay $500 a month for two years. If my ex now lives with someone and in a relationship with this person can I get the alimony stopped through courts in Kentucky? Divorce mentions nothing else on alimony except that no other stipulations on... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 1, 2022

One would have to see and read the settlement agreement to properly answer this question.

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Q: When will I receive my exs 401k and esop

Recently divorced in Kentucky. I was awarded half of my exs 401k and ESOP. When should I expect to start receiving this...will I have to wait until retirement age?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 31, 2022

Depends on the terms of the plan. Each plan is different. You may be able to draw now, or you may have to wait until your spouse starts drawing. The plan administrator can tell you for sure.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: I need find a lawyer agist him that fraud marriage
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 4, 2022

Contact your local bar association or your local legal aid society. They maintain lists of lawyers who can help you.

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Q: I need to respond to a petition of divorce. Is there a form to fill out or do I just type up a response and drop it off?

Can I use a public defender?

Anna Aleksander
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Anna Aleksander
answered on Apr 27, 2022

It is always best to consult with a lawyer when dealing with a divorce. You are not eligible for a public defender in a divorce case. You are always allowed to file divorce and to respond and or to handle the entire divorce pro se, meaning on your own without a lawyer. The clerk will probably... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Support and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: What does a judge mean by “read the riot act” to a person on pre trail diversion?

My ex wife is on pre trial diversion for child support. I never receive hardly anything (maybe 20 a month), when she’s ordered to pay $500. She had court and I was told the judge “read the riot act” to her. What does this mean?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 24, 2022

That is slang for the judge told her he was going to send her to prison if she didn’t make the most of the pretrial diversion opportunity or if she committed any new crimes. It’s a stern waning not to screw up.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Set for trial

I got a letter today stating my husband’s lawyer has a motion set for trial for my divorce in about 2 weeks. I’ve been having to take my time because I can’t afford a lawyer or find one who will accept some kind of payment plan so I’m assuming because there’s been no movement on my end... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 23, 2022

Yes. It is normal, although you despersttt ER Ky need your own lawyer…..

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Q: My husband and myself have been separated since November. We just want divorced, can you help?

We aren't looking to go into court over any assets or the kids. We just want to get divorced so we can move on.

Anna Aleksander
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Anna Aleksander
answered on Apr 14, 2022

I handle uncontested divorces.

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Q: Separate, not divorced yet

Living separate from spouse, divorce has been filed, he has a lawyer, I don’t have the money or even a vehicle to get back and forth to work. When I left the toxic relationship at home he cut me off of all finances and resources and he’s been buying huge purchases with taxes like concert... Read more »

Anna Aleksander
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Anna Aleksander
answered on Apr 14, 2022

What you are describing is probably dissipation of assets. The court can stop him from continuing this conduct. You should speak with a lawyer, and you should be able to get relief. More information is needed to fully answer your question.

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Q: Agreed to change name during divorce. It's been a month. Legally how long can she use my last name?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 8, 2022

Legally, until she changes it. Practically, within a reasonable time (ie 0-90 days) after which you can seek to force compliance through the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: Yes I have a question about renegotiating a divorce settlement.

When we divorced we agreed to joint custody and every other year we would take turns claiming g the federal tax credit for the child. Myex is now wanting to renegotiate child support. Which I don't pay because we have joint custody and she agreed to let me know about his expenses as they... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 7, 2022

No. It is not possible to renegotiate alimony or maintenance. However, you could make a motion for 50/50 p arenting time with the child and to modify child support since under the new guidelines she could be paying you support.

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Q: Can both spouses file a divorce?

I filed for a divorce. What if my husband files in another state as well?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 28, 2022

The senior filing generally controls.

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Q: Thanks Timothy for always answering so quickly.

If I can get my spouse to sign the marital agreement instead of trying to serve, how soon will the divorce be final?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 28, 2022

He will also have to sign an entry of Appearance along with the settlement agreement.

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