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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: If you've lost custody of children previously to CPS but the case is closed, can you keep a baby if pregnant?

I lost custody of my two children to CPS foster care earlier this year, and have recently discovered I am pregnant.. what are the chances I will get to keep this child? The living situation, and overall situation is completely different from before.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 6, 2020

Probably 50/50. If you lay low and don’t do anything to get on their radar and the other case is closed, your chaNecessary of keeping the baby go way up.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Im being emotionally abused and my sister is 21 and she's living stable she said she'll take me I'm 16 what can I do?

I'm being emotionally abused by my grandpa and I've been abused and abandoned by my parents I'm 16 and I just want to leave, my sister said she'd adopt me because she has a stable home and she's making good money she's 21, I've been abused my whole life and I just... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 5, 2020

File a petition for guardianship.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: If I agree to my S-I-L adopting my kids, will I be able to see them without supervising since cps wont be involved?

Right now I'm only allowed supervised visits with my kids by someone approved by dcbs, which has been my sister in law. I'm just not financially stable at the moment so if i let my sister in law adopt my kids, and she doesn't mind, with cerain rules for me to spend time with my kids... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 4, 2020

The court will probably not allow you to circumvent the system like that, especially if it is the same family court Judge in both cases.

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: If a parent has multiple children in different homes and parental rights are terminated does that apply to all children?

I have permanent custody of a child who has 3 older siblings in foster care. Their foster parents are currently in the process to adopt the 3 siblings. If they get the parents rights terminated in their case, will i also have to get them terminated in my (adoption) case for the younger sibling, or... Read more »

Kristin Michelle Russell
Kristin Michelle Russell answered on Jun 18, 2020

If you have not been approved by the state as a foster parent, you will likely need to file a petition to adopt and a termination of parental rights as to the child in your custody. The birth parents may be willing to consent to avoid another involuntary termination. You should contact a Kentucky... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: How hard will it be for me to get custody of my granddaughter ? I am her grandmother. She has been with me more often

Than not since she was 1 1/2 old . Her mother lived with me off and on mostly not but most recently the last 4 + years with me doing all the care taking of my granddaughter because her mother wouldn't. She ( my daughter is mentally ill) and refuses to get help . Most recently in November 2019... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 18, 2020

Unless the child has been with you for the past six months, you don’t have standing to file for custody. Alternatively, if or when she has been in your care or possession for at least six months, then you could be a de facto custodian and you would then have standing to bring an action for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: if you want to live with your dad but he doesnt have custody what should you do if your mom says she will call the cops

on him if you go with him and your mom makes you feel horrible and screams at you everyday shes toxic and i wanna live with my dad help me?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 26, 2020

You’ll have to get your dad go to court and ask for a modification of custody so you can live with him.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: My husband was in a coma, they mother terminated his rights, why is he just now paying child support? He is not behind!

He was in a coma when his daughter was 8yrs old. His daughter was then adopted out. Why are we still having to pay child support if we are not behind on any payment? What can we do?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 22, 2020

Hire an attorney to look into this immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: My daughter in custody of her grandpa . She has reported this to social worker herself but bc his status in town never a

Who should I report this too bfore too late

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 9, 2020

Reported what?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Kentucky on
Q: My daughter wants to give me her child at birth, father is unknown, it will be in Kentucky, what legally do we do?

She's 20.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 3, 2020

File a petition for Custody or a petition for adoption in the county where your daughter resides.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Support and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: I recently found out while I was at prison my 2 children was adopted, do i owe current support in ky
Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk answered on Jan 17, 2020

I believe you would only be responsible for arrearages in child support up to the point of adoption. However, you need to contact a family law attorney for verification of that.

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: I need an want to prepare myself for a new custody hearing. Where do i begin? Is there any valid information that i case
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 7, 2020

Everything you can find to show the Court that placement with you is in the child’s best interests.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Kentucky on
Q: i Was adopted in 1968 in MS. How do I go about requesting identity if information?

The lawyer was Raymond Kimble who has passed away. Both adopted parents are gone and is believed that both birth parents have passed as well. Fathers last name is smith or Johnson and mom would be a Williams. It was through Dr jo Bledso who has died as well. I have completed Genetic testing. I have... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 5, 2020

You will have to go to the court which granted the adoption in MS and ask for an order permitting you to see the confidential file.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: If I sign gardianship to the father of my kids what happens to my dcbs case?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 1, 2020

Nothing.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: What happens to my dcbs case if I sign my rights over to the father even if we are still together in a relationship?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 1, 2020

It is very doubtful that the Court will allow you to terminate your parental Rights absent someone to adopt the child. In the unlikely event termination occurred, the dcbs case probably gets dismissed.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption for Kentucky on
Q: Me and my ex fiancée split but he still wants to adopt my daughter can he even though we are not together?
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Dec 19, 2019

A family law lawyer in your jurisdiction can best answer this question. Sometimes it has been done here; however, generally, the Courts want to see a stable situation for the child to be adopted into. Again, each fact situation is different and yours are best described in private. Some lawyers... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Hello, I am trying to get help with adopting the little boy I currently have permanent custody of.

His mother is a friend from high school, I have had him from birth, he is now 15 months old. I want to adopt him and make him legally my child.

Mom said she is willing to terminate her rights but the father will not. He has never been around, he is on drugs and has multiple EPOs against... Read more »

Kristin Michelle Russell
Kristin Michelle Russell answered on Nov 23, 2019

Good morning, you need to hire an adoption attorney to petition the family court where you live to adopt and simultaneously terminate the parental rights of the birth parents. Based upon the information you’ve provided, it does not sound as if the birth father’s consent would be required... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: I recieved a letter from county child support office telling me I owed $10,000 is child support however my children

paternal grandparents legally adopted them years ago. We live in Kentucky but several counties away from each other, what do I need to do?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 7, 2019

Go to the child support office and supply them with the adoption info.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: I reside in Kentucky & my ex wife & son reside in Pennsylvania. She's remarried wanting to adopt. Do I still pay c.s.?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 6, 2019

Yes. Unless or until the child is adopted.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: We live in Kentucky. We have had my husband son since he was 1 and a half. He’s 3 now. Could I file to adopt him?

The bio mom sees him 12 hours a week. He is always returning with head lice and we found a bedbug on him. Previously he has returned with bedbug bits also. I’d like to adopt him and terminate her rights fully. She has a previous child that she threatened to throw over a balcony because her ex was... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 5, 2019

Yes. You can file to adopt him.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Kentucky on
Q: Can i adopt my girlfriends daughter without us being married? She's 10 and her bio dad has never supported or seen her.

Other than when she was born but hasn't provided for her in 10 year's. Would we need his consent?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 23, 2019

It’s possible but dad would have to be given notice in any event.

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