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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can a police officer who is using unnecessary force deny your request to speak to the chief while you’re detained?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 10, 2021

Whether the officer is using unnecessary force is a question for the jury. Regardless, the officer does not have to allow you to speak to the chief. You may have to do that when you are not detained.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: How do we get a family lawyer to help us?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 29, 2021

Research the best family lawyers online via their reviews, ratings and experience and then select two or three to call and discuss your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: My mother in law says I beat my wife

My wife and I moved to her family farm 5 years ago. Her mother began making false statements about me and my wife some time before that, as near as we can find out 12 to 18 months before. She has told and still tells people I beat my wife. She says I am in the mafia, she has told people I have... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 24, 2021

Theoretically, yes, although that can’t be good for living conditions or family relations.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: If a jail will not give mail from the IRS or law materials to help a case is it violation of rights?

He received a letter from the IRS to verify identity they did not give it to him they showed it to him and he was able to write down some of the information on toilet paper. I'm trying to help him verify his identity for his stimulus but it is getting increasingly harder. Also he has requested... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on May 22, 2021

A person loses many rights and liberties when they are incarcerated. There is no specific law that allows them access to mail. Your best bet is to have his lawyer make a motion in the court or talk to the warden or ahead of the jail. If that does not work you can always have a power of attorney... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: Can a party sell property if an epo says not to dispose of any property
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 6, 2021

No.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: I'm separated, We have a truck that's in both of our names. She stole my keys and won't let me use it. What do I do?

My wife and I are separated and have a truck that's registered in both of our names. She came to my friends house where I've been staying and when no one was saying it looking she took my keys and left. Now she won't let me use the truck. I'm unemployed and had to pass up two... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 10, 2021

Get the vin number snd have the dealer make another key for you. Secure the truck and key both if you get it back.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can I file a law suit on my sister in law for child endangerment? I have text messages from her admitting everything

She has allowed the abuse of her adopted daughters to continue with her husband and her own father and has done nothing to prevent it. She even admits that in several texts messages we exchanged, and has even taken the abuse to try and blackmail her husband into paying her to keep her mouth shut... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Mar 17, 2021

I think you should talk to law-enforcement or the prosecutors office in your jurisdiction. If she threatened you for attempting to contact CPS or filing charges that in and of itself could be a felony for intimidating a witness in the legal process. You could also discuss the child endangerment... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: Feb. 25, 2013 I was operating my father-in-law's vehicle and was in an accident. I was unaware until after the accident

that he didn't have insurance on the vehicle. I was served with papers in August of 2017; I wrote out a statement and filed with the court stating that I wasn't aware of the vehicle being uninsured.After that I didn't receive any further communication in regard to this matter. In... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 10, 2021

You need to hire a lawyer to investigate this. If you filed an answer with the court, there should not be a civil judgment against you. You may be able to go back in and have that judgment set aside depending on what actually happened. Bankruptcy could be another option for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: In Ky when you give up Parental rights

Gave up rights 7/19/2019 and the judge said no other child support obligations from then and now on but the other parties Lawyer is trying to say I should have to pay child support until the order was entered 10/7/2019. What is correct?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 6, 2021

If you didn’t negotiate all arrearages into your agreement to terminate, you like owe through 10/19.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Collections for Kentucky on
Q: Hello, I'm looking for any and all case files for William Mathis VS MTC, 1 LTD, a civil suit won for the defense.

The judgement was never paid.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 24, 2020

Check pacer.gov

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: When a court order violates UCCjEA

Court A already made the initial Custody determination. Court B refuses to give full faith a credit to existing judgement. Retains case from court A for two yrs. Court A is as circuit court. Court B us a district Court. UCCjEA requires communication, full faith and credit and priority to child... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 25, 2020

The Circuit Court should retain jurisdiction.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Kentucky on
Q: On July 7th 2020 I went to a local car dealership and traded in my vehicle which I was told to get $1,500 for trade.

I traded in my vehicle which was told to get $1,500 towards purchasing my new car plus I made a down payment of $700 I signed a few papers I gave them the keys to my car I was trading in bring my credit card. The salesman even took a picture of me in front of the car with the keys. Yesterday my... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 18, 2020

You need to hire a lawyer to file suit against everyone for your car and deposit.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: Counter sue?? I like the sounds of that!!! What are my grounds?

In response to “You need to hire an attorney.....” answer to my question involving summons 6.5 years later

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 31, 2020

Your causes of action are fraud and conversion.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: A buy here/pay here lot is trying to sue me for a vehicle I returned 6.5 years after it had been resold several times

I returned the vehicle when my job required more travel and I couldn’t afford the gas any longer, bought a better vehicle somewhere else. The returned vehicle has been resold several different times and now I got a summons for a unexplainable amount that I still owe 6.5 years later.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 26, 2020

You need to hire a lawyer and light the car lot up. They invariably do underhanded things such as what you describe.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: Wrote a book about me being in prison does it break the son of sam law

A publisher wants to publish it

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 24, 2020

Someone would have to read the book to answer your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: In Kentucky can you be sued by creditor before the debt is charged off?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 22, 2020

Yes. You can be sued anytime.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Litigation and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: In his broad discretion, can a judge relinquish venue under forum inconvenience if the plaintiff waived right to venue.

Plantiff fails to object to venue in preliminary custody matters 3yrs after moving to Oldham county. Participates in further proceedings in decree county. Jefferson county. Until filing motions in (oldham) county of residence and winning temporary order. Files petition for custody in county of... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 7, 2020

Yes, the judge has discretion to relinquish venue. However, under the Uniform Chid Custody Jurisdiction Act, the judges of the two possible forums are required to converse and make a decision as to where jurisdiction and venue is appropriate and who will be exercising both to hear the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: Is an email harrassing communications when it was sent on a public site not private? I sent 3 emails to a public entity

I sent 3 emails to a public entity about one of their employees drug use. I did not try to hide the fact i sent them. The person who i sent them about has filed harrassing communications against me. I thought i was doing a public service as this person handles food but now i have to go to court... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 26, 2020

Doubtful but you have to go to court anyway. Depending on what you said in your emails, it could be defamation.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Kentucky on
Q: Child attempted suicide after notifying multiple counselors and social workers of his intent. Was it a near fatality?

When my husband was 16 and was dealing with a very chaotic family life which caused his severe depression, his caregiver put him in a mental hospital where he was told to notify staff of any suicidal thoughts. Prior to and on the day of the discharge, he repeatedly told the staff that he... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 21, 2020

The statute of limitations is one year from date of incident. Statute has long since run.

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