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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 Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Difference between a dvo and a child protective order.

Allegations of child abuse. Mother takes child too hospital. Cps is called and investigates. Mother also filed dvo on father. CPS files no petition with court. Cps declines prosecution. But enter parenting plan. Court orders 1yr dvo. Since dvo and cps are covered under different rules. Is it proper... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 25, 2020

Yes. One is not necessary for the other.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: i live in kentucky. can i move out at 18 if im still in highschool with only 6 months left.
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 14, 2020

Not until you are 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: I am 17 years old and I recently graduated and I want to get emancipated in Louisville, KY what forms do I have to file?

I don't know how to start the process or who to talk to

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 10, 2020

You need to go to the court house in your county and file a petition for emancipation. You may want to have a lawyer do this for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: In Ky , when I use the csupport cal. on their website it want let me enter $0 for the mothers income. She doesn't work

Shes remarried and they have a child together .He is the only one that works. It keeps telling me if I enter 0 its will put the minimum wage a month in for her? I'm just trying to see about what I'd pay.

So they will enter a minimum wage even tho she has no income

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 10, 2020

Yes, although you may have to input minimum wage by hand.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Banking for Kentucky on
Q: Is it legal for my guardian to keep the money from my paychecks after I'm 18?

My guardian is stating that they'll keep all the money I've earned over my time working since all of it is going into savings.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 9, 2020

At age 18, demand an accounting and the funds!

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: visitation rights

Im just finding out that my ex-boyfriend that i have an 8 year old daughter with and his girlfriend had her son and their baby son removed from them by C.P.S over a year ago. Do i still have to let him have his visitations with my daughter. Im so scared for her when we drop her off and i dont know... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 6, 2020

If there is not a visitation order on your daughter, then no, you do not have to let her go. If there is a visitation order on your daughter, then you will need to move to suspend his visitation in the Court that ordered the visitation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can I get my court date moved up
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 4, 2020

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Please tell me if I am still entitled to visitation after losing permanent custody of my child?

Permanent custody of my daughter was awarded to her father's brother 9/15/20. I am being denied visitation with my child. As her mother am I not entitled to visitation?

Joshua Burke Johnson
Joshua Burke Johnson answered on Nov 2, 2020

You may be entitled to visitation depending on the reason for losing custody. You will want to start with reading the judgment giving your brother in law custody to see if it gives you visitation, if not you may need to ask an attorney for help seeking visitation.

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 Family Law and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Is it possible for a child (now adult) to take over his child support case if there's no contact with custodial parent?

My husband recently found out from Child Support Enforcement that his biological father still owes child support. The statute of limitations for my husband to reopen the case has not yet run out (he has until he's 33). Part of the child support is owed to his biological mother who abandoned... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 26, 2020

Yes. He’s an adult. He can simply sue both parents.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: How do I sign my rights over in ky I don't get to see them and they made it clear they don't want me in their life
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 20, 2020

File a termination of parental rights action.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: My name is Christy and I'm just finding out that my parental rights have been severed from my children whom are in ohio.

I'm currently in louisville Ky and I called legal aid here they said i needed to contact legal aid in ohio and get a refferal I just need to know what i can do to get my babies back I'm currently 37 weeks pregnant and residing at the VOA Freedom House in Rehab getting my life together

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 20, 2020

You need to get an Ohio attorney to look at this for you immediately. There are time limitations!!

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: How does my mother file for a change of custody. I’m being mentally abused at my grandparents what do we do??

I’ve ran away several times from here. I always get brought back... I’m tired of living this way and my mother wants to get a good lawyer to make sure I can go with her!? She can pass a drug test my grandparents cannot.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 19, 2020

She files a motion for return of custody in the same court that awarded custody to your grandparents.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: How do I get my kids back?

My kids were taken from me a sober hard working mom that has never done any drug or anything in my life. Always went to church and took my babies. But my Dad doesn't like my husband so he filed a petition against me and my husband cause my husband was a drug user but he was never around the... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 19, 2020

You need to hire a lawyer and file a motion for their return. Your questions can only be answered after a thorough review of the case file.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Women just told me I’m the child of her 14 year old daughter.

I have never been notified about this child and she says the child wants to meet me. I don’t believe it’s mine and my life is going great I don’t want to start now taking care of a 14 year old. Am I obligated to do anything. Will the court let me go or will I have some type of responsibility?... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 17, 2020

You don’t have any responsibility nor do you need to do anything until or unless you are served with a paternity complaint.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: If a child got taken away from his mom 10 yrs ago that grandparents have full custody of him could mom get custody back?

So, someone I know, he doesn’t like where he is at right now because of neglect. He is with his grandparents that were granted full custody over 10 years ago. He wants to go back with his mother, and the grand parents won’t let it happen, will the court give custody to the mother?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 17, 2020

Possibly, but much more info is needed to properly address this question.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Election Law, Family Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Kentucky on
Q: My brother is 24 years old the state got guardianship over here can he go to jail if he runs to a different state

They try to say he me mental but he not he just don't spell good

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 17, 2020

No. He cannot go to jail.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Shared custody with my children’s mother. We’re at a disagreement for the children’s education during this pandemic

I am against the kids going to public school for everyone’s safety and health. Both sides have a lot of relatives who are high risk for COVID, including the mother who is having a risky pregnancy. She says she can handle the home schooling but the kids need social skills. Both kids say she’s... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 11, 2020

File a motion and let the court decide.

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