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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: If a spouse tells lies on his wife to take the kids away from her can she sue him for deframation

He claims she is crazy but she isnt I know because I am her mother

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 28, 2020

Possibly but highly unlikely in a family case.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: We are beginning divorce process. I pay mortgage & all bills. My wife is studying for real estate license, but can work

She wants me to pay maintenance until she is licensed and can sell, probably by year end. If I move out and have to pay for apartment and new bills, how would maintenance be calculated if all my income is spent on rent/mortgage/my bills/her bills? Could she be forced to get a FT job to help support... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 4, 2020

Don’t move out. Don’t change anything and don’t pay any maintenance unless ordered to do so by the Court.

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Q: What is the penaly in ky for driving on a supended lisence was suspended for dui
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 29, 2020

90 days in jail and 6 month license suspension for first offense

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: My husband and I share ownership of our house on our deed. However, my mother-in-law is also on the deed.

The property sits on an acre of land on my mother-in-laws farm. What would happen if my husband and I divorced? Since she doesn't live with us I feel as if she shouldn't have ties in the share value of the home. Also, what would happen if my mother-in- and father-in-law divorced? Would he... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 28, 2020

Seeing the actual deed would be important, but basically you, your husband and m-I-l are either tenants in common or tenants with right of survivorship. Either way you m-I-l has a 1/3 or 1/2 interest in the property. If you and your husband divorce, she would be entitled to 1/3. If she and her... Read more »

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Q: Been married over 9 years the last 3 have been awful. Husband filed for disability and I have supported him financially

for over 2 years even though he was abusive. Now that he has been approved and received 36,000 he won't give me a dime even though he stated he would many many times in the past 2 years and said that even if I file for a divorce I can't touch it. Is that true?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 25, 2020

You should go ahead and file, depending on the characterization of the income, you can probably still get your share.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: How do force a divorce when he is already re-married and in another state. We’ve been separated for 11 years

He claims he filed but the state of Kentucky says there is no record of filing. He remarried in another state and I can’t afford to pay the fees

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 14, 2020

He is guilty of the crime of bigamy. Check with your local bar association or legal aid society for a pro bono or reduced fee attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: Can I lose joint 50/50 custody of my kids if I marry someone who has been convicted on a felony in the past.

The felony was not against children. Was a drug charge. My oldest child is 14 and youngest is 8 they both like my fiancé. Ex is threatening to take me to court to keep them away from my fiancé. What steps should I take?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 14, 2020

Possibly but not likely.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: What should I do next?

I was recently served divorce papers by my husband. We’ve been separated for a year. It is definitely not reconcilable. We bought a house using mostly funds from his 401k; but not in its entirety. He was severely mentally abusive to the point I had to see several specialists because they thought... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 31, 2020

You need to immediately find and consult a divorce lawyer who can help you. As for what to say, start from the beginning, tell him everything, and don’t leave anything out.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Appeals / Appellate Law for Kentucky on
Q: CAN I SUE MY EX FOR PERGERY

HE GAVE FALSE INFORMATION AT DIVORCE. HE FILED AND RECIEVED A CREDIET CARD IN MY NAME UNKNOWN TO ME

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 30, 2020

Yes, but probably not worth it.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Is my wife's lawyer legally obligated to submit CPS records indicating her ex-husband abused her children?

One of the children is under joint custody, and the report for one of the incidents has been substantiated by CPS (he admitted to hitting the other child - who is fully in our custody, not related to her ex - with a dog leash). The other records indicate abuse may still be present with the child... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 21, 2020

They are confidential records but are certainly the court should know about them (especially if the CPS case was before the same court). Idk why the lawyer would not submit them or make the court aware of them unless it is possibly a matter of strategy and timing. You should ask.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Divorce and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can my wife and I have a Separation Agreement that is legal but not filed with the courts immediately?

That is to say, a contract that spells out how everything would be divided in the case of a divorce, not filed immediately, but would be upheld by the courts in the case of either party petition for divorce in the future

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 17, 2020

Yes

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Q: How do I file for divorce if my husband is incarcerated?

We have been separated for 6 months. We share no property or finances but do share a minor child (16 years old)

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 17, 2020

Just like you would file any other divorce and have husband served at the penitentiary.

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Q: Does spouse have to help me with money until we go to court and judge decides amount of alimony

I have no income

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 15, 2020

He should but he won’t. No.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: I've had uncontested Divorce papers sent to my spouse in north Carolina, and he says his lawyer has them to look over.

My lawyer sent them 2 or so weeks ago. Uncontested, I want NOTHING. My lawyer says if he doesn't sign them, we have to do contested Divorce? We have lived apart 27 years.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 9, 2020

Your lawyer is correct.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
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.

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