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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: My 17 year old daughter won’t come back to me from her dads.

My ex and I share joint custody of our daughter and recently she has refused to come back to me on my week. My ex isn’t going to make her go back, saying she’s old enough to decide. I do not agree. I can’t just go to my ex’s house and drag her out, can I? What actions can I take from here.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: How do I get custody of my son? His grandparents were given temporary custody.

They filed for emergency custody and were awarded temporary custody. There is a hearing in 1 week, said to be the final hearing. I have not been given any instruction on anything that I would need to do in order to get him back. If there is some form that I may need to submit or something, I'm... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 30, 2022

You should have your lawyer file a motion for return of custody before the hearing next week.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: My husband and I gave temporary custody to his brother after our house was lost to a fire.

During that time they began paperwork to adopt my son and daughter. We were not aware of this until after they successfully adopted them. We were homeless trying to get back on our feet and our kids were basically stolen from us. Its been 3 years during which time we have remained in our... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 28, 2022

Depending on how long it has been since the adoption, you may be able to go back into the case and have it set aside if you weren’t given notice or served.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: If we have a donor contract signed can a sperm donor try to take a child after it’s born in kentucky?

We want to use a sperm donor to conceive a child and we want to take all precautions legally. So if we have a donor sign a contract stating we won’t ever attempt to get support in any sort of way and he can’t have any rights to the child will kentucky uphold it? Or will a contract even legally... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 15, 2022

If the contract is properly prepared, it should be enforceable both ways without a problem.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: How would child support and custody work via private sperm donation?

Hello, I’m supposed to meet a married lesbian couple soon in my home state, Tennessee (I wasn’t sure which state this should go in). They’re from Kentucky and the child would most likely be born there, however conception would happen in Tennessee. They want me to sign a contract primarily... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 16, 2022

It should be covered in the sperm donation contract.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Communications Law for Kentucky on
Q: My kid father is very violent and I've been recording him and I tell him I'm recording him. He has been threatening me

and destroyed property. He is trying to take my full custody away because he's from a small town and has had sexual intimacy with the local judge. I live in Kentucky. He says I'm doing it illegally?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 15, 2022

Nothing illegal about it. Only one party need give consent to recording in Kentucky. If the judge you referenced is sitting on your case, ask for a new judge.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: I have POA of my younger sibling. Requesting full custody now and have parents verbal consent. What are our next steps?

I currently have POA of my 6 year old sibling. Our father is incarcerated and his mother is in KY (but illegal immigrant). Neither parent want this child any longer. His mother agreed to relinquish her rights and grant me full custody. She doesn’t speak English and we are trying to establish this... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 1, 2022

File a petition in the county in which you reside.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: I have two children out of wedlock with same woman. My name is on both birth certificates.

She started a relationship with a man in England online and we live in Kentucky. Her mother lives there and next year she wants to take kids for a visit. With her new relationship overe ther I fear she may decide just to stay in England. Do I have legal rights as is to prevent that or must I take... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 29, 2022

F a legal proceeding concerning these children exists, you’ll need to get orders entered addressing these concerns in that case. If no proceeding exists, you’ll need to file one and get orders entered in the new case.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: If my child is in temp custody of a grandparent and only a petition has been given to court can I take her overnight?

My mom called CPS and there is an open case on me only based on financial reasons. All I'm aware of is my handed the judge a paper/petition of temp/emergency custody. Nothing else has been finalized yet. So can I legally take my daughter overnight

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 28, 2022

Not unless the temporary custodian permits it.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can someone tell me what this document means and does the father keep custody ex parte order?

WITHDRAW MS. MOHON. She has not been reinstated as an attorney as of this date.

Continue case to December 16, 2022, to see if any progress has been taken towards

finalization of this case. If not the Court reserves the right to dismiss the case without

prejudice for lack of prosecution.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 28, 2022

It means the lawyer is removed from the case. The case is continued to 12/16/22 for review of finalization. If not finalized, the court may dismiss the case. If the father currently has custody, he retains such until December.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: What is the process for divorces?. Need child support and custody figured out. Will Not fight for anything else.
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 25, 2022

You need to file a petition for dissolution of marriage in the circuit court for the county in which you reside. Support and custody will be dealt with after you file your petition.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Help filing a motion for custody of my daughter
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 16, 2022

Contact your local bar association or legal aid society. Both maintain lists of pro Bono or reduced fee attorneys who may be able to help you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Criminal Law and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: I lost custody of my 5 kids, due2 drug use during pregnancy. Since the. started case plan(4mo. In,how much longer)?

They hadn't down any drug screens ,even tho I demand them weekly. Still not even one. &my new ongoing worker wants 2 re do a case plan instead of keeping the original investigating worker la case plan that we already started & signed w herboss. (KY)

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 16, 2022

Probably anther 3-5 months if there are no remaining problems.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: If a parent was awarded temporary custody, does that expire along with the epo?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 13, 2022

If temp cust was awarded in the dvo order and the dvo order expires, then so does temp cust. But if temp cust was awarded in another order or in another case, then it does not expire with the dvo.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: I have had my 3 grandchildren for 7 months. I have a signed POA. I want to get full custody. Is this possible
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 9, 2022

Yes. You’ll need to file a custody petition in the circuit court of the county in which you reside.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: My ex recorded me on video chat I said i will kill you but I was only joking

If he turns it over could I lose my kids and go to jail

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 8, 2022

Probably not unless it is a pattern of behavior that can be shown to recur.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can an ex refuse to return a 17 yr old when it's still 42 days until her 18th birthday?

My step-child doesn't want to come back from visitation because she doesn't want any of the responsibilities in our household and her other parent is enabling and refusing to bring her back and there is no time (42 days) to modify before the child turns 18 but the current custody order... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 7, 2022

Make a motion to hold them in contempt for failing to comply with the order. There will only be legal repercussions for them if you pursue sanctions for this behavior.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: My baby mama is taking my son to Africa, we have an active child support case,can she travel with my son& what can I do

She’s leaving for 3 weeks, she lied to court that I was there for her since birth when I have always been there, did baby shower, paid for her rent when she gave birth etc and when it was time for her to get back to work, I changed my schedule so she can go to work, I used to stay with my son... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 29, 2022

If paternity has not yet been established and you have not been adjudicated the father, she can come and go with him as she pleases because your rights have not yet been legally established.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: What motion should I file if a minor is not brought back as agreed on and I have sole custody?

Her dad agreed to bring her home by the 10th of July 2022. He failed to do so and did not attempt to contact me and as of today still has not talked to me. I have sole custody and there was not visitation schedule made then, but instead states visitation planned and carried out as we decided. She... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 19, 2022

Motion for immediate possession, contempt and attorney fees in the divorce case.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: How can I regain contact with my child after 8 years with zero contact

I brought my 5yr old son to reconnect with his absent father since 1 yr of age in which time his dad filed emergency custody, I was denied interstate compact beings were from Oregon and resided there at the time, and got me for abandondment and never seen my son again even still today and I was in... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 15, 2022

File a motion for reunification with the children in the underlying action in which dad was granted custody. Ask the court to send everyone to reunification therapy so you can begin a graduated Re-entry into the childrens lives.

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