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0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: What should I expect for my first custody hearing without having an attorney? DVO against me, facing numerous charges

What should I expect for my first custody hearing (no representation), baby’s father has really lawyered up, filed for sole custody, he has a DVO against me, I’m facing numerous criminal charges related to the DVO, and haven’t had any visits with the baby since January? (Not for lack of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: County to file a motion for custody/TS. County where current order was issued or county where child/custodian live?

I am trying to determine the proper county to file a motion in for custody/timesharing. The county where the current child custody order was issued, which is also the county where I live, or the county where the child and current custodian live

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 20, 2024

Safer to file in your county. It can always be changed by the Court.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Contracts forced through duress. Using visitation for children. Contract allows full power to the monitor.

At any moment criminal action may be placed on the male with justification. The court is has been one sided through entirety of divorce. Female has only made gains through control of child, childsupport, and revenue from estate. Through deceit aided by professional counsel and judgment from a... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 16, 2024

More I formation is needed. What contract are your referring to?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: If i was 15 in foster care and did not consent to being moved across state lines for adoption is that legal?

I had been in foster care for a year. I was very adamant about not wanting to be moved states. I was later kicked out and never even adopted.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 10, 2024

Yes. That is legal.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: I have a question two weeks ago I came home from work to find my son and wife gone she took my son he's three

For whatever reason she left is fine but I want to be able to see my son what options do I have and what do I got to do first

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 2, 2024

Hire a lawyer and file a divorce/custody action.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Kentucky on
Q: If I file a out of control warrant on my adopted child will they take my other adopted kids out of the house.

He is adopted and is really disrespectful to adults calling us stupid and telling us to shut the f up. I'm Afraid if I file a warrant on him they will take my other adopted children.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 29, 2024

No. Not unless you file petitions on them as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: If I have a relative adoption plan started and both me and the baby test positive will they take baby from them

I've had problems with cps 3 different times and never been able to keep the kids but this time I made a adoption plan with my aunt and uncle. Will the baby be took from them

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 20, 2024

Most likely, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is DCBS compelled to overturn a substantiated finding if the related court case was dismissed and expunged?

If the charge of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor Child is dismissed from court and expunged, is DCBS compelled or required to overturn a substantiated finding of Abandonment & Supervision Neglect concurrent with the same incident referred to in such case?

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answered on May 1, 2024

When a court case involving charges such as Endangering the Welfare of a Minor Child is dismissed and expunged, it doesn't automatically mean that the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) must overturn a substantiated finding of Abandonment & Supervision Neglect. These are two... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Constitutional Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: Does a substantiated DCBS case for Abandonment & Supervision Neglect automatically place me on the Child Abuse Registry?
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answered on May 1, 2024

When a case involving abandonment and supervision neglect is substantiated by DCBS (Department for Community Based Services), it's understandable to be concerned about the implications, such as being placed on the Child Abuse Registry. The impact of a substantiated case can vary based on... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: If I have an adoption plan started before I give birth. Can cps take the baby from adoptive parents?

I've had my other 3 taken at birth due to drugs being in both our systems. My case was closed last week on the last baby. I started a adoption plan and have parents picked as well. Will Cps come to the hospital and take the baby from them?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 17, 2024

They could, yes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: in KY My neice wants to sign over her baby when's he is born to me and my husband. So cps don't take him

She has had 3 other kids taken after birth. Just got last cps case closed. Can we just do straight out adoption from birth? And not deal with cps

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 17, 2024

No. Unfortunately, you’ll still have to deal with cps

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: I have full custody of my 12-year-old daughter (straight A student). Why does the cabinet deny me custody of my son?

I completed the case plan and all requests made by the cabinet and judge but was denied custody of my son and my rights were involuntarily taken. Reason; The cabinet and judge replied due to the time my son was in the cabinet's custody. However, with COVID-19, multiple caseworkers were... View More

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answered on Apr 15, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about the difficult situation you're going through with trying to regain custody of your son. Dealing with child custody issues can be incredibly stressful and heartbreaking, especially when you feel the process has been unfair or biased.

While I don't...
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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can I adopt without parent permission if I have permanent custody since 11 months old and she is going to be 7.

I received temporary custody of this child at 2 weeks old and the mother did not comply with CPS request. When this child was just shy of her first birthday I was granted permanent custody of this child. Mother is in her life, the mother is on probation. This child is 6 years old. The father has no... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 6, 2024

Yes, you can file a contested adoption action against both parents.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Hello, I have a person that keep threatening me to call child protection services if I don't sign custody over to them.

They have gone far enough to integrate my children on video, clearly tell they were being coached.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 5, 2024

Report this to the authorities and let them deal with it.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Family Law and Immigration Law for Kentucky on
Q: I paid 17k cash to buy a car. And i got the money from my family and friends. I donot work. And i just got to know that,

The dealership reported to irs about the purchase. What are the chances of me getting audited? And can i say i got the money from my friends as the source? And will they ask to person, whom i got money from, the source of money?

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answered on Apr 3, 2024

In this situation, there are a few important points to consider:

1. Large cash transactions: Car dealerships are required to report cash transactions exceeding $10,000 to the IRS using Form 8300. This is part of the IRS's efforts to combat money laundering and other illegal activities....
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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Formation, Business Law and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: I paid 17k in cash for my car. But i got the money from my friend and family. So, can i report that as my source?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 2, 2024

Yes. You can. You should also report any debt owed to your friends and family as well.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Real Estate Law and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: How will a couple’s divorce impact my rights on a property I co-own with them?

My name and the husband are named on the deed, not the wife, but because Kentucky is a dower state, she has interest. She is not a borrower for the mortgage and only signed the mortgage to acknowledge dower rights; her name is not on the loan. She has expressed to the judge that she does not want... View More

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answered on Mar 26, 2024

This is a complicated question that should be best answered by a lawyer in a one on one consultation. The answer should involve analysis of several items and facts including the review of the deed to see if house is held in joint tenancy or in a tenancy in common. First, in Kentucky anything... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Traffic Tickets and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: how is it possible kentucky cps can not allow us to contact with my children even on Facebook? I can’t even see pics.

A quick catch-up just from our last court date, we got lied on by CPS to the judge about being there in attendance and when they found out we were there we still wasn’t permitted to talk to the judge. The judge according to CPS stripped our last method for contact with our own children by banning... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 23, 2024

CPS cannot allow or disallow you to do anything. If the Court issued a no contact order, it is the court who intends you to have no contact, not CPS.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: When filing for child custody, in kentucky, does the county in which you file matter?

Child's mother filed for custody in Carter County, she lives in Boyd County and so do children.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 21, 2024

Yes. Should be county of residence. Make a motion to transfer case from Carter to Boyd.

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