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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: I live in Ky I have a 2 year old cousin who I have raised since she was 2 months old. I have no rites to her what do Ido

I have had her since she was 2 months old. They come take her for a day or two when they get mad. I'm scared to let her go back now they are getting worst and on drugs bad. They stay awake days at a time

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 1, 2023

File a petition for custody in the circuit court in your county.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can my baby’s father get visitation after possession and intent to sell of Marijuana?

My baby’s father has been inconsistent since I got pregnant, we were never together. He was charged with possession of Marijuana and intent to sell 6 months ago in Indiana (we live in Louisville, KY) and is on probation, he is also unemployed and we suspect he is still selling. He has seen her 5... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 28, 2023

Yes. He could still get visitation. I would do nothing snd make him take you to court. Then you can impeach him with all the drug convictions snd ammo you have.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: my child is in the process of being in a private adoption but my family is trying to file emergency costudy.

Is it legal for them to try to take a child whose about to be adopted by someone else?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 26, 2023

Only if permitted by the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Could my ex lose custody if they refuse to take our child to the doctor when sick or buy them medicine.

My ex and I have joint custody over our child, and recently my ex has said that while our child is in their custody they will not buy medicine for our child when they are sick, nor take them to the doctor when sick. Would this be considered medical neglect and would I be able to get sole custody or... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 23, 2023

Yes, she could. But it is also likely you will be awarded the sole power to make healthcare decisions for your child.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: Transfer venue to avoid a delayed trial

I filed 5motions. 1 contempt for interfering with child's therapeutic relationship. (parties ordered to comply with therapist recommendations. Mother refuses to do so and removed child from therapy)2 contempt for failing to produce child for scheduled visitation. ( Mother is letting child... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 16, 2023

The facts as you set them out do not support a change of venue. There is a backlog of cases already in the jurisdiction you mentioned still waiting for adjudication. It takes a while to get a decision.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: CHILD CUSTODY

I have an upcoming court child custody hearing. I have one child with the other party; however I have other children outside of that prior relationship. Does a child custody proceeding concern "solely" the child between the litigants or are all children of either party subject to the... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 16, 2023

Only the child you have with this person can be considered for actual custody but the circumstances surrounding the other children may also be considered in determining the award of custody of the child in question.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: This is a question of law, as it relates to child custody and tortious claims.

Does Kentucky recognize tortious interference with parental rights

as a cause of action and, if so, what elements constitute such a tort? If this is true, is the Restatement (Second) of Torts

§ 700 applicable to such a situation?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 16, 2023

Yes. It is called custodial interference.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: This is a question of law, as it relates to child custody and tortious claims.

Does Kentucky recognize tortious interference with parental rights

as a cause of action and, if so, what elements constitute such a tort? If this is true, is the Restatement (Second) of Torts

§ 700 applicable to such a situation?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 16, 2023

Yes. It’s called custodial interference and can give rise to both civil and criminal causes of action.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Is this a real lawyer or a robo
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 7, 2023

Wha is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can Kids be took by cps just over truancy
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 7, 2023

Yes. They can.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can I legally be taken to court by one who lied to hospital to get drug addict baby released to them?

She gave birth on cocaine,courts placed kids with us.She skipped all court.Years later taking me to court for custody.Failed to mention she and her mother lied to hospital saying kids lived with ME to get baby released.They both skipped court.Now I pay a lawyer for court she’s dragged me into as... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 2, 2023

Yes. She can take you to court if she is the mother of the children. Yes. It is legal. If her request is denied or determined frivolous, you could be awarded your attorney fees insured.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: I'm 16 and in foster care what do I have to do to get emancipated
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Dec 31, 2022

File a petition for emancipation in the district court of the county in which you live.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: I am helping my sister fill out divorce paperwork for Kentucky and need help with one section about her ex's work.

My sister has a protective order against her ex and they are to have no contact. She is asking for a dissolution of marriage with children and wants child support. In some of the sections it is asking for where her ex works and what his salary is. She does not know this and can't ask him due... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Dec 21, 2022

Simply put unknown snd file the paperwork. There is no need to contact the husband got that information.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: If I'm a mother and married and move from Pennsylvania to Kentucky with my children can my baby's dad file kidnapping ch

Babies Dad is been abusive and has been arrested for it

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Dec 14, 2022

Consult a PA attorney for ramifications there. Likely would not be any in Ky.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: If a friend of mine's spouse filed an epo against her, is she able to place epo on spouse?

Spouse of friend had her arrested night of her 30th birthday, thanksgiving morning. They were in verbal disagreement at home and she fell asleep on couch. Police arrived and she woke up to them arresting her. He filed an epo on her while she was in county jail for “4th degree assault with no... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Dec 8, 2022

She can go apply for an epo again him. It is up to the Court whether they allow it or deem it retaliatory.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: My 14yr old son wants to live with me and has asked I undertake steps to initiate a change of residency. Hire an atty?

His mother is not a bad person but he is and has been for some time expressed depression which has recently grown into a feeling of what I can only describe as hopelessness with his current living arrangement. Most of this stems, unfairly as it may be, from his stepfather and the rules by which he... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 29, 2022

You need to hire an attorney, file a motion to modify residential custody and attach a report from his therapist (or get him in to see a therapist if he doesn’t have one.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: My daughter has lived with a guy for 20 years.they have two children one still lives at home she is 15.can her boyfriend

force her to leave.dose she have any clame on the house

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 26, 2022

Depends on how title to the property is held; whether daughter has contributed any money to the house over the 20 years. She most likely has a claim of some degree that can keep her there. She needs to talk to a lawyer immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: I lost joint custody of my son to his who now has sole custody of him. I lost them because of.drugs. can I get.joint bk

His dad has since moved our son to New Mexico without even telling me. What can I do

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 25, 2022

You can probably regain visitation but one would have to review the file and the rulings that are in place. Additionally, the case may have to be litigated going forward in New Mexico under the UCCJA.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: I don't have a phone number. Can I email a lawyer or judge asking for emancipation for myself from my parents?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 12, 2022

No. You will have to file a petition for emancipation in the district court of the county in which you reside.

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