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Q: How long does Power of Attorney for Minor Children last in the state of Kentucky?

When I married my wife she has 2 kids and the father doesn't have anything to do with them or wants them. But we believe he wont sign over his rights. I just want to be able to have the school tell me information regarding them and be able to get them medical care. Was just wondering if there was a... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jun 18, 2019

Your wife can give you Power of Attorney to do everything you want to do.

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Q: If you give someone power of attorney dose it have to hold up in court?

Standard (POA) Paper was made at the McCreary county,KY court house But Judge said "Doesn't mean anything"

Timothy Denison answered on Jun 17, 2019

If you have someone a power of attorney and it was executed properly, it will stand up in court.

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Q: My son father is not letting me speak to my son?

My sons father is not letting me speak to my son when I want to speak to him. He keeps saying I will arrange a time for you to speak to him. I should be able to speak to my son at anytime I want to. He ground him from his phone. The father shuts it off so I can not contact him when I need too. What... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jun 17, 2019

Make a motion to hold him in contempt for interfering with your visitation.

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Q: I gave my mom custody of my daughter there were no social workers involved or any courts how do i get her back

Timothy Denison answered on Jun 17, 2019

Depends on what kind of documents you used to give her custody.

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Q: Dose a social worker from DCBS have to tell you everything that's happening with your case by law in McCreary county, KY

Dose DCBS worker by law have to tell you about all changes? Decisions made?

Timothy Denison answered on Jun 17, 2019

No. They are supposed to keep you informed, but good luck with that.

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Q: Does filing for child support change a custody agreement?

My sons father and I have come up with a custody agreement outside of the court system. If I decide to file for child support will that change the agreement we have? Will he be getting our son more days?

Timothy Denison answered on Jun 12, 2019

No. Filing for child support does not change the agreement.

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Q: At what age can a child say he does not want to visit the other parent?

My son is really disliking having to go to his fathers every other weekend and 1 month during the summer. His father does not do anything with him. And my son does not like his new wife. She has been getting smart with my son and tell him if he does not eat he will get in trouble and just does... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jun 10, 2019

There is no magic age. The judge will listen to the child but the ultimate decision always remains with the judge.

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Q: My son's father is also refusing to help with my sons brace. Most dental insurance does not cover them. What can i Do?

My sons father is responsible for half. We have a agreement on 50/50 on medical and other things for my son. We are going to court soon. I am just trying to get my ducks in a row. Can I ask him to pay me back for the part he is suppose to pay since I am having to pay for all of this out of my... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jun 10, 2019

The braces are generally covered under medical bills so he should be liable for half as well. Make a motion to hold him in contempt for failing to pay his 1/2.

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Q: I've had full custody of my 14 year old daughter for 9 years mother is 8800 behind on support what can I do? In KY

Her mother lost custody when she involved her in a home invasion when she was 4, made her pee in a pill bottle at school and then stole money and credit card numbers from people at a motel she worked at. Shes never voluntarily paid child support and is now 8800.00 behind. My daughter told me she... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jun 10, 2019

Take a warrant for nonsupport but assure your daughter you won’t let her mother go to jail and tell her there’s no reason for her to move to her mothers and you won’t permit it.

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Q: What is the age in Kentucky that a child can decide which parent he wants to live with?

Timothy Denison answered on Jun 7, 2019

There is no such age, it is only a myth. The court will however, consider the wishes of the child roughly about 12 years on....

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Q: How far behind can someone get on child support in the state of Kentucky before they get into trouble?

My sons father is over $1200 behind. Can he get in trouble?

Timothy Denison answered on Jun 6, 2019

Over $1,000 is a class D felony punishable by 1-5 years in the penitentiary.

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Q: My daughter wants to live w her Dad in PA .What legal documents does he need to enroll her in school ?

I have full custody of her and want her to have the option to come back to Ky at any time .

Timothy Denison answered on May 29, 2019

A limited power of attorney to him from you would do it.

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Q: How do I change a court order from Ohio to Kentucky where I live. I have sole custody of my daughter

I was awarded full sole custody November 2015 because mom was arrested for drug charges and child endangerment. The court order is from Ohio because that was the state that mom resided in and the state she was arrested in. Now she is violating the court order. The court order says visitations... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on May 26, 2019

You get a copy of your Ohio court order certified according to the Acts of Congress (Ohio clerk will help you get this), then bring it to the circuit clerk in the county in which you reside in Kentucky, fill out a registration form and pay the filing fee.

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Q: I need to know what form or If i can write it myself for change in custody agreement in Nelson County Ky.

I am a father and my child's mother only lets me get him 1 day a week and not let me have him on weekends like are original court order. I need to know what form or if I can write a paper myself to get in front of the judge. Have contacted the clerks office they said there is no papers they have... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on May 24, 2019

You can write and file your own motion asking for what you want. You have to notice it for the courts motion hour and time, send a copy to your ex or his or her lawyer and file it with the court.

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Q: If he had a court order and was paying it weekly no missed payments can they still freeze our accounts?

I faxed the child support office proof my bank statement (savings) showing where he had not contributed any money to the account and they just dismissed me! How else can I go about getting my money back is there a form I can fill out?

Timothy Denison answered on May 21, 2019

Yes, they can.

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Q: The mother of my children was married to another man when they divorced he did a 50/50 custody as a stepfather

I had no say so in this as I am the real father and me and the real mother are getting back together what can we do to get sole custody of the children or full custody

Timothy Denison answered on May 18, 2019

The step father has no rights to visit with the children.

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Q: I'm in desperate need of answers. Please help!!!

All parties involved live in Kentucky. My boyfriend has been separated from his ex wife for a year and a half now, but they are still married. He and I are expecting a baby boy at the end of next month and she claims that because they are still married, our child would be considered hers since he... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on May 16, 2019

You child is not considered hers. Your divorce can be finalized anytime. Nothing about your pregnancy affects her divorce.

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Q: I've had hearing for De facto and awaiting a verdict,can anyone else file for custody while im waiting

Timothy Denison answered on May 14, 2019

Yes, they can file, but they are not going to get s hearing before your de facto custody determination is made.

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Q: If my uncle and his wife decide to sign custody of their child over to me what paper work and steps need to be taken?

Social services stepped in and took the child. My uncle and the child's mother have reached out to me wanting me and my husband to take the child. So would this be as simple as printing off the custody form off line and all parties signing the paper to turn their rights over to me and having a... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Apr 27, 2019

Best course would be to file a custody sction against them and then everyone enter an agreed order awarding you custody.

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Q: I have a court order with my childs dad which he has ignored for over a year an a half. Now he expects me to follow it?

Child's dad moved out of the state of KY to FL and expects me to bring her to Florida because he has a gun charge and can't leave the state. But court order when he was living here I was to drop her off and he was to bring her back. He is now trying to use that against me after no contact with us... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Apr 27, 2019

Depends on where your order says you are to drop her off.

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