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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: My grandson has lived with my husband and me since birth. He's almost 5. What can we do to secure his future with us?

My daughter only visits a few times a month. There is no father listed on the birth certificate. The only legal right we have is a notarazied paper giving us permission for medical treatment and for school. My daughter threatens to take him whenever she doesn't get what she wants, and reminds us... Read more »

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Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq. answered on Apr 10, 2018

You can petition the court to be declared a defacto custodian and for custody. Mom likely has the ability to take the child back at any point if you do not have an order from the court granting you custody. You should contact a local family law attorney to discuss the specifics of your case and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can my sons mothers move out of state with my son?

My son is 3 years old, he was born in Virginia and has a VA birth certificate. Last year we relocated to Kentucky due to my career opportunities. My sons mother now wants to take my son and move back to Virginia to live with her family. I have a stable job and home here in KY for my son. My sons... Read more »

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Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq. answered on Mar 7, 2018

You need to file a petition for custody and parenting time. If a court has not legally declared you are the father, you will want to include a petition to establish paternity as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Q: Hit by car/truck on 12/26/17, car/truck ran redlight hit me and kept going. My lt knee was dislocated, torn ligaments

in entire knee, will need surgery to repair. What should I do?

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Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq. answered on Jan 11, 2018

You need to discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible. Feel free to call 859-581-0123.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: What rights does a non-custodial parent have when the custodial parent wants to send the child away?

My husband's ex was given full custody of the children when they divorced. His ex wants to send my stepdaughter to another state to live with her aunt and grandmother, while she remains living here. My husband has always paid his child support. Does my husband have any say in this?

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Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq. answered on Dec 7, 2017

He may want to consider filing a motion with the court to change custody or address the situation. Something is usually going on when a parent wants to send their child to live with someone else.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Does he legally still have a foot to stand on after all this time?

My ex hasn't seen our kids in 3 yrs. He refused to sign their birth certificates so they have no legal father. He is now threatening my husband with taking us to court to 'steal', as he says, my kids back. They want nothing to do with him. They're 9, 7, and 6. He was both physically and verbally... Read more »

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Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq. answered on Oct 23, 2017

You can file a termination of parental rights and adoption. Contact a local attorney to discuss the details and come up with a plan to move forward.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: Can I make my soon to be ex wife move since she is not on the deed or paying the mortgage?
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Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq. answered on Oct 4, 2017

You can file a motion for temporary exclusive possession of the property. You should contact a local attorney where your case is pending.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: My husband left me last December. Moved in with a woman in Kentucky. Our divorce is not final He is building a new home

With this woman our divorce is not final can he get a loan to build a house for his mistress when he is still married

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Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq. answered on Sep 20, 2017

You should contact a local family law attorney in your county asap. There is a possibility that you could be held liable for debts incurred by your husband while you are still married. You may want to consider filing for divorce to try and protect yourself.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: I have parental rights, my late finances family has custody of my kids. They wont let me talk or see kids

Are they in contempt of court and what do I do? To see them of coirse

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Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq. answered on Sep 18, 2017

You would need to look at any orders the court has issued related to your children to know if anyone is in contempt. You are always able to file a motion with the court to address contact and visitation with your child. You should contact a local attorney to discuss your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Asking for my brother need advice asap

My brother went to prison in 2008 he gets out on sep 19th of this year... He was charged with murder... He was at a party with a guy they were both on drugs and drinking had been all weekend they got into it and he pulled a gun and shot him... My brothers ex girlfriend is not wanting.him to see his... Read more »

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Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq. answered on Sep 13, 2017

So long as his parental rights have not been terminated, the father can file a motion for custody and parenting time. I would expect a lot of push back and if the court is inclined to start reintroducing the father to the child, I would expect it to go through a therapist. The father is going to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: My parents have temp custody of my three kids, and they will not let me nor the mother see them or get them at all

I just wanna know what me and my wife (mother of kids) can do cause we didn't give up our children we just thought that would been the best at the time due to being unstable at the time.

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Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq. answered on Sep 9, 2017

You need to talk to a local family law attorney. You can always file a motion to address parenting time and contact with your children even if you do not want to change legal custody. What county is the court that granted the temporary custody?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: my 13 year old sister wants to live with my husband and I. Can I get custody of her since I'm not the mother?

She lives with her grandfather on her dads side. My mom is not around and does not have any custody over her. She tells us herself she wants to live with us. She will be 13 in November and I just want to know that I have a chance if we do this!

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Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq. answered on Sep 1, 2017

What county do you live in and what county does your sister live in? You should contact a local attorney to discuss all the relevant facts. It is possible but depends highly on a number of specific facts.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Do you have to file and go to court in the state the child lives in?

I live in Texas and my little cousin lives in Kentucky, and I was informed that my aunt is not taking care of her and the environment is no longer safe, can I file for emergency custody here in Texas or will I have to do it in Kentucky since that is where they live?

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Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq. answered on Aug 21, 2017

You will likely need to file in the state and county where the child has resided for the past 6 months.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: The mother of my child lives in OH I live in KY she is refusing to let me see my child and has blocked all contact.

After a break up in April I moved to KY in the end of may. She has blocked me on everything and is refusing to let me see my daughter. I have seen her maybe 3 times since I have moved.

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Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq. answered on Aug 16, 2017

You need to file a motion to establish paternity, custody, and parenting time. Do not wait. Contact a local family law attorney to discuss all of the relevant background and facts of your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can the father of my daughter get full custody because I don't have a job or house because I just moved.
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Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq. answered on Jul 24, 2017

The ability to provide for your child is a very relevant factor the court will consider. However, those two facts alone are likely insufficient to justify awarding sole custody. The reasons why you do not have a home or job are much more important than the temporary fact that you may have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: I live in TN & my son lives in KY. Child support is set up in TN.

When the judge set up child support he ordered for his last name to be changed and for reasonable visitation. But he lives in KY and no one in either counties court houses can tell me how or what I need to do to change his name and see my son. The mother changed her number and hasn't spoke to me in... Read more »

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Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq. answered on Jul 5, 2017

You need to locate the mother and serve her with a petition to enforce your parenting time and to establish a set schedule. You could file the motion in the court that made the initial decision or where mom and child are living now. You should discuss the matter in detail with a local attorney to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: currently have joint custoday what are chances to get full custody or ammend that father can't have around certain peopl

father is "real close friends" with a lady, recently her spouse tried to kill her and himself weapon involved..father is taking kids to her house staying out late hours with kids...i feel my kids are unsafe, unstable, unhealthy environment

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Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq. answered on Jun 23, 2017

If the father is taking the children around someone that has recently been the victim of attempted murder and there is still is the possibility that something like that could occur again, I believe most family court judges would understand your request to restrict who the children are around. You... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: My ex has custody of our daughter. He has gotten multiple dui/drug charges since hes had her. Can I get soLe custody?

I have my life together and have never been in trouble with the law. Can I get sole custody?

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Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq. answered on Jun 21, 2017

You certainly may have grounds to ask the court to revisit the issue of custody. To fully answer the question, you need to talk to a local family law attorney in the jurisdiction of your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: I have 3 kids with my ex bf. How do i go about getting full custody? He barely sees them or pays child support

He is court ordered to pay and has several enforcements and lives 4 hours away. His name is on all birth certificates. If not full custody an arrangement to where he can't just up and keep them when they do visit

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Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq. answered on May 22, 2017

File a motion for sole custody. Hire a local attorney, they will know what the judge is likely to do with your particular set of facts.

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Child Custody and Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: I filed paper work for a divorce. Waited 60 days, and have a court date. Got mail saying it was denied. What do I do?
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Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq. answered on May 22, 2017

You may want to consider hiring an attorney. If you have tried to do it yourself and you weren't able to get it done, there is probably something you are not doing correctly and it must be fixed before the court will grant your divorce/dissolution.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Q: If I am partially at fault for a tramatic burn injury, is it possible I could still have a case?

My injuries were extensive, as are medical cost.

Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq.
Mr. Joseph T Ireland Esq. answered on May 22, 2017

Yes. Kentucky is a pure comparative fault state.

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