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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: She is never her on time to get the kids.. hours late.We have 50/50 Custody.

Time and days are scheduled by the courts. What can I do?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 7, 2020

If she’s more than 30 minutes late, don’t send the kids.

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.

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Q: I am on my child's birth certificate but not her bio dad. Her dad wants her DNA tested. Can he sue for rights?

I was married and put on my child's birth certificate i am currently getting divorced. The child is not mine and her biological Dad is now back with her mom and wants a DNA test and rights to the child.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 6, 2020

Yes. He can.

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 Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: My ex-husband has mental health issues aren’t being managed well. What grounds might be needed to modify joint custody?

He quit his job during divorce and has not had steady employment since, is supported by his mother, has been institutionalized for substance abuse but has sought treatment since, sends erratic, confusing, and occasionally abusive emails/texts.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 4, 2020

Sounds like you might have enough to do it right there.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: I have been put on Child Support taking off child support put back on child support at least 3 times.

I get my kids for one week she gets them for one week how is this possible

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 4, 2020

Im not sure what you mean by “put on child support.”

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: My daughter father and I have 50/50 custody. He is remarried and his wife treats my daughter poorly. Right now he is

Primary. My daughter has told me she not allowed to go home and is sleeping at relatives because of his wife. Not wanting her there. I dont have the money for a lawyer and want to know if I'll be held contempt of court if I decided to keep her longer. Her father does not communicate and... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 26, 2020

Yes. You will be held in contempt if you withhold her or don’t follow the parenting order. Contact the local bar association or legal aid in your county. They maintain lists of reduced fee or pro bono lawyers.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: My daughter and her ex boyfriend have a child together.

They have joint custody and she lives with him and his new wife. They have a custody agreement filed in court with visitations spelled out. He isn't adhering to the visitations and she spends time with her mother once every month and a half for 2 days. Now I find out that he is threatening my... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 23, 2020

Yes. They are public record. Hire a family attorney and make a motion to hold him in contempt of court.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: My daughter doesn't want to live with me or her dad. She's 11. I want her home. What can I do? There's no custody order

As we are currently still married.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 21, 2020

File for divorce and ask for a parenting schedule.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: My 11yo daughter doesn't want to live with me cause she doesn't like my fiance and has lived with her dad for the last

Year but now doesn't want to live with either one of us. What do I do? I want her home with me.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 21, 2020

Make a motion to modify the custody arrangement.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: CPS closed my case and said I need my own home before I can re-petition the court and get my kids. Can they do that?

I currently live with in-laws and have lived with them for several years by choice and because we all like living together. No one my household has ever been in trouble or had a CPS case against them. I complied with CPS the entire time and each time i did what they asked they always came up with... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 20, 2020

They can request you be ordered to do that but only the judge can order you to do it.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: My cousin is 16 years old & was put out She had an runaway charge but was caught what’s most likely to happen next ?

She was working & living with a friend, her legal guardian which is her older sister. doesn’t want her back home because they had an argument about her 16 year old sister crushing on her older sister boyfriend ( Which isn’t true ) she’s just insecure because the younger sister is... Read more »

Nancy E.S. Calloway
Nancy E.S. Calloway answered on Jul 14, 2020

I would like to answer your question, but the way it is put does not compute. If the guardian put her out, it makes no sense that she would file run away charges to get her back. It may be that you do not know the whole story, but only your cousin's explanation. Since she is considered a... Read more »

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Q: can we get my step kids back from maternal aunt if my 17 year old step daughter is pregnant by a 23 year old man
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 11, 2020

Possibly but you will need a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Is it against the law for a child to call a step parent mom or dad in the state of Kentucky
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 11, 2020

No. They can call the step parent whatever they like.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: My child has been in Ky with me for one Calendar year. Is Ky her home state now instead of Tx?

The case has been dismissed in Tx. my ex and I wrote out a modification and submitted to the court in Tx it’s states that I have our daughter with me here in Ky and he does not pay child support

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 30, 2020

If no other actions are pending Kentucky should be the home state for the child and you should file the agreement here.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: I found out that I am the father of a 3 year old little girl a while back. After paternity test, how to get custody?

My daughter's mother has many CPS cases against her (not sure why, have been in contact many times with CPS, but no answers yet). She was forced to sign custody of her 4 children (including my daughter) over to her 82 year old grandma. I didn't know this until a family friend informed me.... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 25, 2020

File a petition for custody against both mom and grandma in the circuit court of the county in which you live or the child resides.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: As a father who pays child support and is suppose to see my kid..i do not..what can i do
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 25, 2020

Same answer to previous question.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: If a child is placed temporarily in theraputic foster care, do both parents have to pay child support?

Okay, so the parent that has custody of the child, and receives child support from the other parent already, and child receives disability. I know if the child is put in theraputic foster care the state takes the child support and disability they already receive, does the custodial parent have to... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 22, 2020

Generally, both parents would have to contribute if the child is out of their custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: My 15 year old daughter resides in ky with her father. She does not live with her dad she lives with 70 years olds. She

My 16 year old daughter is living with her 70 year old grandparents. She is here in ohio on summer vacation. She does not want to return to ky. She threatens to run away to be close to her sister and myself what are the consequences of me keeping her with me in ohio

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 22, 2020

You’ll likely be held in contempt and ordered to return the child. You should file a motion in the Kentucky Court to modify parenting time and do it the right way if you want to have any chance of her staying in Zovirax.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: my ex does not want our child around my significant other, does he have the right to stop that?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 22, 2020

Depends on whether there are legitimate reasons the child should not be around the significant other. Just because the ex doesn’t want it is not sufficient.

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