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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Small Claims, Family Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: Can my mother in law sue me for slander when my toddler accused her of touches his private parts?

All I did was confront her and took him to go get looked at by a doctor. Didn't say she did it or anything, just asked her why he would be saying things like that. They live in Wisconsin and we live in Kentucky

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 11, 2020

No. You took the appropriate action.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: If my son's father signs a statement saying he will not pursue child support from me will it be honored

I have had primary custody of my 11yr old son since birth due to biological father not being involved. Now his father has turned his life around for the better and gotten right with The Lord and my son would like to go live with him for a while. I am on public assiatance and he is currently on... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 8, 2020

Yes. You can do an agreed order for all of those things and submit it to the court to sign.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: If you've lost custody of children previously to CPS but the case is closed, can you keep a baby if pregnant?

I lost custody of my two children to CPS foster care earlier this year, and have recently discovered I am pregnant.. what are the chances I will get to keep this child? The living situation, and overall situation is completely different from before.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 6, 2020

Probably 50/50. If you lay low and don’t do anything to get on their radar and the other case is closed, your chaNecessary of keeping the baby go way up.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: I am on my child's birth certificate but not her bio dad. Her dad wants her DNA tested. Can he sue for rights?

I was married and put on my child's birth certificate i am currently getting divorced. The child is not mine and her biological Dad is now back with her mom and wants a DNA test and rights to the child.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 6, 2020

Yes. He can.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Im being emotionally abused and my sister is 21 and she's living stable she said she'll take me I'm 16 what can I do?

I'm being emotionally abused by my grandpa and I've been abused and abandoned by my parents I'm 16 and I just want to leave, my sister said she'd adopt me because she has a stable home and she's making good money she's 21, I've been abused my whole life and I just... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 5, 2020

File a petition for guardianship.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: If I agree to my S-I-L adopting my kids, will I be able to see them without supervising since cps wont be involved?

Right now I'm only allowed supervised visits with my kids by someone approved by dcbs, which has been my sister in law. I'm just not financially stable at the moment so if i let my sister in law adopt my kids, and she doesn't mind, with cerain rules for me to spend time with my kids... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 4, 2020

The court will probably not allow you to circumvent the system like that, especially if it is the same family court Judge in both cases.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: I am 17 and I live with my aunt who has guardianship over me, am I allowed to move out without her permission?

We live in Kentucky

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 1, 2020

No. You are not.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can I leave my mother house when am 18 without tell her that I am leaving?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 1, 2020

Yes. You are then emancipated.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: What are 17yo runaway rights in KY?

I’m 17 and desperately want to leave home to stay with a friend but I know my parents will call the police if I leave. Will the police look for me to bring me back home? Will my friend (20) get in legal trouble for harboring me?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 30, 2020

Yes to both. Stay home until you are 18, then you can do as you please.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: I have three grown Kidd's 30 24 and they keep my taxes and stimuls check I got custody of youngest at 15

But they say I owe for medicale card how can I stop them from taking I called child support everyone and they refuse to help I only make 11 dollars a hour I need my refund to survive is why I ask I have no car barley keep roof over my head please help

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 28, 2020

Hire a lawyer who can go in and negotiate your arrearage payments for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: My daughter is 17, had a baby 2 months ago, been at her baby’s daddy’s house and refuses to come home. What can I do?

She’s in her senior year this year, so I am still responsible for her attendance. I don’t know what my legal standings are though. Some authorities say she’s considered an adult now because of the baby and her age, but others say she’s still a minor and under my authority. So I’m confused... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 28, 2020

She is still a minor and still under your authority. Take the police and go get her.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Can a dvo be reduced?

Can a domestic violence protection order be reduced by judge?

Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk answered on Jul 24, 2020

I am not sure what you mean by reduced. If a DVO has been ordered with the provision of no contact a judge can amend that order allowing for nonviolent contact.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: CPS closed my case and said I need my own home before I can re-petition the court and get my kids. Can they do that?

I currently live with in-laws and have lived with them for several years by choice and because we all like living together. No one my household has ever been in trouble or had a CPS case against them. I complied with CPS the entire time and each time i did what they asked they always came up with... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 20, 2020

They can request you be ordered to do that but only the judge can order you to do it.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: My sons 17rd old girlfriends pregnant. Her parents tell her to leave, then act insane when we go to get her, please help

They are VERY UPSET and they keep screaming and yelling at her EVERYDAY. They tell her to leave, but when she tries, they won’t let her. It’s very toxic for the baby and she is going to be 18 in 2 weeks. Can I go get her legally since they repeatedly kick her out and are verbally abusive daily?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 17, 2020

Go get her and have the drama delivered to your house or wait the two weeks and then go get her. Once stt Hy es 18, there’ll be no more talking.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Had a child at 16 the father is 19, who right now is Legally responsible for him
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 17, 2020

Both parents.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Uniform Paternity Act district court and child custody

In ky the UPA aka Paternity Act gives district court the ability to decide child custody and visitation dispute concurrent with Circuit court. KRS 406.051 (2). So why does ky lawyers and judges refuse to acknowledge district court concurrent jurisdiction in child custody dispute?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 17, 2020

Bc its usually the same court and same judge.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is Visitation a child custody determination?

KRS 403.800(3) defines visitation as a child custody determination, so do KY lawyers and judges refuse to admit this? They all conclude visitation is not an initial Custody determination. However other states like Texas, Arkansas Tennessee Ohio among others all conclude visitation is an initial... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 17, 2020

Yes. It is a custody determination.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: i’m 15 about to turn 16 in october . i plan on running away with one of my friends that’s the same age .

we plan to change our hair and names and head for clarksville . we don’t plan to return . what would be the consequences if found ?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 10, 2020

Returned to parents and possibly juvenile court.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: If parent signs for 17 year old to get married are there any legal responsibilities or ramifications for the parent?

Husband has sole custody/legal guardianship of his daughter. She wants to marry an 18 year old in the military. She is currently living with her grandmother but supported by her dad and step-mom’s insurance. If she marries is she automatically emancipated? In KY.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 9, 2020

Yes. Marriage emancipated the minor child when permission is given.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is there a way to change jurisdiction on a cps case in Danville ky that has not been adjudicated yet . We live in Adair

The case is 18 months old, the adjudication date is late August, my lawyer seems to be working for them not me, and refuses to actually argue the case in my defense. And the father (who is living with us and has since she was born) is not a party to the case ....

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 6, 2020

Most likely no.

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