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Q: I'm in Kentucky. I was divorced in August 2018. Divorce agreement was finalized in October 2018.

The court documents are not stamp dated till September 2019.

When would this agreement be legally binding

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 28, 2020

The date it was signed by the judge.

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Q: Can I file against him for his half of the bills that I've paid in small claims court? Can I trade a car in?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 24, 2020

You shouldn’t do any of that until you consult a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: I know where he works but have to file myself and don't know what to file to get some relief. What do I file?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 24, 2020

You have to file a petition for dissolution of marriage and have it served on him by certified mail restricted delivery, sheriff or special bailiff. Once that is done, you will have full access to the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: My husband left and I don't know how to contact him. I have no income and cannot pay all of the bills myself.

How can I get some of his paycheck garnished to me for bills that are also in his name? Can I recoup any money I've spent on mutual bills?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 24, 2020

You must locate him to get him served and then you can get some relief.

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Q: What do I need to do to divorce my husband?? He was deported in 1997 and we have one child under 18. He is in Chile.

We were married in 1995 and he was deported in 1997. I did live in Chile off and on for 8 years but came home in 2007 with our 3 children and NEVER looked back. Two are over 18 and one is almost 15. He has never supported the children financially and honestly it is time to divorce him and go on... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 23, 2020

File a petition for dissolution in Hessamine County. Your attorney can get him notice.

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.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: Am i entitled to any of spouse workers comp settlement after being married 27 years
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 27, 2020

Possibly, depending on how the settlement is allocated.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: If a parent has multiple children in different homes and parental rights are terminated does that apply to all children?

I have permanent custody of a child who has 3 older siblings in foster care. Their foster parents are currently in the process to adopt the 3 siblings. If they get the parents rights terminated in their case, will i also have to get them terminated in my (adoption) case for the younger sibling, or... Read more »

Kristin Michelle Russell
Kristin Michelle Russell answered on Jun 18, 2020

If you have not been approved by the state as a foster parent, you will likely need to file a petition to adopt and a termination of parental rights as to the child in your custody. The birth parents may be willing to consent to avoid another involuntary termination. You should contact a Kentucky... Read more »

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Q: filled for divorce myself in Jan. Since I’ve found out I’m pregnant. What will happen at first court date

What can I expect from first court date? Found out I’m pregnant since self filling in January. Have been separated since August 2019. Baby is not his. Will I have to name my baby’s father in court? Also husband has since claimed me and my son on his 2019 taxes my son is not his. I have received... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 8, 2020

You don’t be able to be divorced until after the baby is born bc your husband is presumed to be the father since you’re married. Once the child is born, dna testing can be performed and paternity established, thereby releasing your husband from liability.

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Q: my parents have been divorced for over 15 years and my mom has had custody of me, and now i want to stay with my dad.
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 27, 2020

Your parents can do an agreed order permitting that change and file it with the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Contracts and Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: I have been divorced for about 6 years now. Me and my wife got a lawyer and had an agreement wrote up wher I would buy

What ever our daughter needed. We booth agreed no child support. Yet I wAs ordered to pay and have been paying every month. I missed a few . But pay an extra 10$ each month until I get caught up .theay still heald 500$ of my stimulus payment my question is why

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 25, 2020

The CARES Act provides that if you have an arrearage, that money will be withheld from the stimulus money.

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Q: I have been separate from my husband since 2014, he has been ordered to pay child support and I am the custodial parent

My question is: Is there paperwork I am able to obtain myself that will allow me to no longer be married? I have friends in different states who have ended their marital status by simply printing off papers and presenting them to the court.

My youngest son is medically fragile and my... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 18, 2020

Most courthouses have do-it-yourself packets for divorce you can pick up.

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Q: My ex and I have been seperated for 3yrs now does she still have rights to my personal property/ property \ anything
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 9, 2020

Unless you are legally separated or divorced, she has 1/2 undivided interest in all your personal property same as you have in her property.

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Q: I have been separated from my wife since 2015. We have filed before but weren't able to go to mediation.

We separated on good terms and have a daughter and house together. Custody has never been an issue and I have agreed to sign off my rights to the house. We have worked out everything amongst ourselves. We married in Kentucky but lived in Indiana for 10+ years. I've since moved back to... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 8, 2020

You can file in Kentucky. File your agreement. If everything is agreed upon, you don’t have to go to mediation. The judge will enter a decree as soon as everything is in order.

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Q: A female friend of mine wants to divorce her husband after being informally separated for 3+ years.

they have two children but he has had his parental rights revoked by the courts. She also has a current DVO in place. She makes little money and can't afford to hire a lawyer. Her estranged husband is mentally ill and makes no money. They have no assets to divide. She does not know how to... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 6, 2020

Call the Legal Aid Society snd see If she qualifies for a pro bono lawyer.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: Does my child support start the month the divorce is final or the month the separation paperwork filed?

Do I owe back child support once the divorce is final or do I start paying the month the divorce is final.

Anna Aleksander
Anna Aleksander answered on Apr 29, 2020

You should consult with your own attorney. Generally in Kentucky divorce agreements are effective as contracts on the day signed. Once the decree is signed and the agreement is incorporated into the judgment, it becomes enforceable and subject to the court’s contempt powers. Your question asks... Read more »

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Q: My wife and I rent a house and I'm the one that pays the rent. If we divorce can I force her to move out?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 27, 2020

Depends solely on whose name is on the lease.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: I'm in an abusive,controlling marriage, I can't calla lawyer on the phone he'll hear me. How do I get him to leave?

I want a seperation and divorce but he won't leave the house. Now there's this covid-19 and it's unbearable

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 12, 2020

Call the local bar association or legal aid society. They can get you to a lawyer who can help you.

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