Kite, KY asked in Adoption and Family Law for Kentucky

Q: Please help. I currently have a DVO against my ex who is the father of my 1 year old twin boys.

The dvo was placed because he had hit my 5yr old (not his) while i was 20 weeks pregnant i moved out within an hour contacted a family cop, he said since i moved out that i didnt have to report it. I tried supervised visatation he kept threatening,so added the twins to the dvo. My now husband wants to adopt them. The lawyer we had said that it wouldnt go through bc my ex needs to have some type of visitation and the dvo needs dropped but i fear for our safety if i drop it. My twins do not know him and only know my husband as dad. We are financially stable, i work at home, he works for fedex the boys r healthy and happy. Is it true that i have to give him some visitations in order to get an adoption????

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Even with some visitation it may not be enough to convince the court to let him adopt the twins. The prior DV against the 5 yo may make it very difficult to convince the court to permit the adoption.

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