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2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: How do you file a contempt order in Kentucky family court pro se?

other parent is not following orders given by the court. Any other motions I should file? Please provide the court form number if possible, want to make sure all the paperwork is correct.

Taniesa Velez
Taniesa Velez
answered on Nov 19, 2022

File a motion for contempt and cite the order the parent is violating. You can find any available self help forms online on the Kentucky website. You can also visit the Jefferson county family court clerks office and request the same.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: A 17 year old runs away from home to my house ( she has lived in my home twice and over six months with her mother). Sh

She doesn’t want to go back home. Can they make her leave my home if the police are called and her mother knows she ran away to my home?

Lost in Kentucky

Taniesa Velez
Taniesa Velez
answered on Nov 6, 2022

She is a minor. If there is a safety reason why she will not remain in her home, report those concerns to CPS.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: I have 50% legal+timeshare w daughter. Theres a custody order in place a judge signed. Mother won't return my kkd

Mother refuses to return her even though her accusations are unfounded and simply not true. She's left KY violated the order & won't return her. What's my options?

Taniesa Velez
Taniesa Velez
answered on Nov 6, 2022

File a motion for contempt, compel child back to KY, temp sole custody in the interim, & attys fees.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: If I am the noncustodial parent and cs had never been enforced would I be held liable for rearages if cps got involved?

We have always been on mutual terms and I have paid my share of health and wellness and provided necessities for the child.

Taniesa Velez
Taniesa Velez
answered on Nov 6, 2022

If you have been paying child support to the other parent, ensure you have statements of proof (bank statements, money transfer app statements, etc). A parent is finically responsible for their child. CPS involvement does not change that.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: My ex has custody of my teen child and is failing to provide food and a safe home for him. Can he choose to live me?

My child has provided evidence to me showing unsafe living conditions. My child routinely has to ask me for money for basic needs despite me paying child support to the other parent. My child is now expressing he wants to live in my home because he feels completely unsafe. I do not want to take... Read more »

Taniesa Velez
Taniesa Velez
answered on Nov 6, 2022

If your child is in an unsafe or dangerous living environment, report those concerns to CPS. Obtain a lawyer. File a motion in circuit family asking for change in parenting time and/or suspension of time for custodial parent if dangerous conditions.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: If a parent has temporary sole custody of a child does the other parent have to ask permission to buy gifts for the kid?

My sister told me that the father of her daughter, which he has temporary sole custody of their child, told her that she has to ask permission to buy gifts for her own daughter. So, I asked her if he had full custody of their daughter and she said that he only has temporary sole custody, like I... Read more »

Taniesa Velez
Taniesa Velez
answered on Nov 6, 2022

Not at all!

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: I'm on SSI. I'm planning to get a divorce, asap. I don't know if I should stay on SSI, or try to get spousal support.

Married 35 yes. Husband has adjusted income down somehow, he kept me from filing until HE was ready. Took about 10 yrs to get to this point. We have a house, 10 acres. He expects me to stay on SSI with no support from him. In 35 years he's bought me clothes once. He's always been greedy... Read more »

Taniesa Velez
Taniesa Velez
answered on Nov 6, 2022

Call around to a local divorce attorney. You’ll need to get your petition filed and some temporary orders ensuring your financial assistance pending final order of dissolution.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
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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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
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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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Can the police pull you over for unconfirmed insurance? I was recently arrested for driving on suspended

Fleeing and evading and resisting arrest because of a traffic stop at 4 in the morning based solely on unconfirmed insurance

Taniesa Velez
Taniesa Velez
answered on Feb 10, 2021

The police may pull you over if they suspect there is a reason to pull you over. You should review your citation that you were given on the date of arrest to get a full understanding of the officer's reasoning.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Q: If a friend and I are lifting weights in my home gym could I be liable if he hurts himself?
Taniesa Velez
Taniesa Velez
answered on Feb 10, 2021

This would come down to examining any negligent behavior by the home owner and if that negligent behavior resulted in damages.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: A man ran into my house on September 24, 2020 with his vehicle it destroyed my home. I filed an insurance claim for my

Personal property which I was granted the minimum payment $4,000. But now I'm experiencing back & neck pain am I able to file a claim on my injuries

Taniesa Velez
Taniesa Velez
answered on Feb 12, 2021

When you are injured at the fault of a negligent party, it is important that you get evaluated by a medical doctor as soon as possible and a police report is filed documenting the event. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area given that more information is needed to get a complete... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Q: I was a passenger in a side by side. The driver parked on top of hill facing downhill. As soon as he stepped out the

The side by side took off. Causing me to wreck. I had fractures and pain. Can I sue

Taniesa Velez
Taniesa Velez
answered on Feb 10, 2021

Yes, you may have a claim against the driver if the driver was negligent. It is important that obtain a police report documenting the incident and seek medical treatment for your injuries. As mentioned, a portion of your medical bills would be covered under Kentucky personal injury protection.... Read more »

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