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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: Is it possible to leave home if I’m being caused severe anxiety?

I’m 16 years old and my mom induces severe anxiety and stress every time I’m around her. My parents are divorced and I live with her. She does not listen to me when I try to explain myself to her, and will usually resort to screaming and threatening. She also in the past has psychologically... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 10, 2021

Seek emancipation from the court, which is unlikely. Otherwise, plan to move as soon as you turn 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can my 15 yr old son sign a birth certificate when his girlfriend has a baby

I want him to get a dna test first

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 6, 2021

No. Don’t allow it.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Can i b required to pay child support when i have no rights? Can i do anything to either get custody back or visitation?

I lost custody of my two children roughly 3 years ago. There were no allegations against me however there were sexual allegations brought against the man im with. However with medical exams and such the sexual abuse was unfounded. There was criminal abuse charges brought against him for whooping... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 6, 2021

You can be required to pay child support whether you have contact or not. You should file a motion for return of custody in the court that took them.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: I’m 16, I’ll be 17 in few months. I’m trying to get away from my mother and go on my own, I looked into emancipation.

I need more information into it, such as if I take it to court what do I need to prove I can be emancipated. I work almost 40 hrs a week at my job just to pay bills for my mother, such as water bill, car insurance for all cars, electric bill sometimes ( my uncle pays it mostly) I pay for a bedroom... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 5, 2021

You’ll need to seek emancipation in the district court of the county in which you reside. Check with the district clerk and they can tell you how the judge in your county handles them.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: what visitation rights does one have when fighting state for custody?

I am fighting kentucky foster care for my sole custody back upon been incarcerated for so long and have no visits with my children in months. I petioned the court for visitation. should I write the judge with my acheievements as well as social services? What do I do when social services does not up... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 5, 2021

You should hire a lawyer to represent you and send all communications to the court through him or her. Without a lawyer, the chances of you getting snything accomplished are slim and none.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: my exhusband has sole custody of my son who has CF and my son is not being cared for. what steps do I need to take?

In my divorce I am supposed to get visitation, which I dont. I do pay child support. The ex-husband and the step mother are telling my children things about me that are not true. My 18 year old son has left that home due to the violence against him. They would smack him in his head and curse at... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 5, 2021

You need to file a motion in your divorce case to modify custody, for contempt and immediate possession.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: if i live in ohio an had my child in hunington wv can kentucky children services get involved an take my kid from me

i had drugs in my system when my child was born my babys doctor knew about this.. the hospital confirmed that i had them in my system the hospitals social worker i guess contacted kentucky child services an they had came an took custody of my baby is this even allowed when i dont live in the state... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 3, 2021

Absolutely get an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: my 14 year old son has been living with my sister in law and now she is asking me to give her custody of him.

his father, my husband passed 3 years ago and he didn't like the fact of me dating other men, not to mention he has no rules to follow there unlike here at home with his mother. So he doesn't want to come home. Can they legally terminate my rights and take custody of my child... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 31, 2021

No. Make him come home, live with you and follow the rules. They have no basis to terminate your parental rights nor should you ever give them custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: I have joint custody with my child's father. Do I have to text him back daily?

My child's father gets visitation but he texts me almost daily and gets mad when I don't respond. I dont want to talk to him if I don't have to

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 31, 2021

Unless there is a need to discuss the child, you don’t have to text or communicate with him at all.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Construction Law for Kentucky on
Q: Let me rephrase

If my mother doesnt bother asking me to come home can she get me into legal trouble if she lets me move out before im 18??

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 31, 2021

Either you’re there with her permission or you’re not. If you’re there with her permission, you won’t get into trouble. If you’re there without her permission or against her wishes, you could get into trouble. End of story.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can cps stop me from living with my mom if I give her custody of my son

Im just wondering if I give my mom custody can cps stop me from. Living with my mom we share a home and the case worker said that I wouldn't be allowed to stay over night because that would be unsupervised. Im confused as to how that is unsupervised if my mom lives there too

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 30, 2021

No, but they can remove your son from your mom if there is a risk to the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can I move out of state with an open CPS case
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 30, 2021

Yes. As long as you return for all the court dates and comply with all the court orders.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can i pick which parent i want to live with at the age of 16?

Growing up , i missed out time with my father. he went to prison for 5 years for drug charges but has completely turned his life around and has been out for around 2-3 years now. Whenever he left for prison i was in my teenage years and i missed so much time with him. whenever i’m with him, i’m... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 28, 2021

No. You can give your input, but the judge will make the final decision.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can my Mamaw take me from my house at 17 without my dad’s permission if I want to leave willingly?

My dad has been putting a lot of stress on me my whole life. He used to physically abuse me, by that I mean he would drag me through the house by my hair, “whoop” me for no reason, and one night he pushed me against my wall choking me. Around October he got mad and picked up my dog, slammed him... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 25, 2021

No. Not unless mamaw has custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Do I as an aunt have visitation rights to my niece and nephew. My brother is not married to the mother,they live tgether

My brothers girlfriend is keeping my niece and nephew away from me. I have not done anything to them, she simply does not like me. I really want to see them, but won’t allow me to. My brother and I are extremely close and he wants me involved. All I can do is send Christmas and birthday presents.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 23, 2021

No. Even grandparents rights have become virtually non-existent.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Does cps have a time frame that they have to go by to bring you before a judge before they have to give your kids back

If you are being proactive and have done everything they have said to do but everything has been done outside of court do they have a time limit that they have to bring me before a judge or the case gets dropped

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 23, 2021

No.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can cps keep from returning my kids if we have done everything asked and husband only has thc in his system

My kids were placed with the grandmother because of drugs we tested positive on the 24th of Feb have been clean ever since and have been proactive in doing what needs to be done to get them back our worker knows my husband from a previous case with his other son not going to school told us that... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 22, 2021

Yes. They can.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Personal jurisdiction

If I've waived personal jurisdiction in district court and my ex files for a custody modification in circuit court. Does that waiver of personal jurisdiction and venue transfer to circuit court or does it all have to be reestablished by that court.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 8, 2021

If you waived in the district court and then that same case is transferred to the circuit court snd she files for modification in the same case, the waiver is continued. If she files fir modification in any other case anywhere else, erdonal jurisdiction is not waived.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can my child’s mother take away custody because of a drug charge I have pending when she has two previous drug charges?

We have joint custody of our child. The mother has a meth and synthetic Marijuana charge, she is attempting to take away custody I have established due to me having a pending marijuana charge I have.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 6, 2021

No. Only the court can change custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: What rights does a father obtain with dna testing if he hasn’t been involved with the child
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 27, 2021

Same as any other father. Ask for the test, pay for it and if he’s yours, begin parenting.

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