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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Elder Law for Kentucky on
Q: We need to petition the court to move my mother to another state Where can i get the form to petition the court?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 22, 2021

Your local circuit court clerks office.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Mother told me child wasnt mine.her then husband was and had dna done. Years later told me she lied. I want dna done

Mothers grandmother got custody of daughter during the time I had no clue I was her dad. Do I have a chance at getting custody of her once paternity is established?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 16, 2021

Yes. You’ll need to file a paternity/custody complaint to get started.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Will I lose custody of my child?

My childs father has no custody. His visits are supervised. I left my child with his grandmother and him (she was supervising there visit while i went to work) they were at my house. He left to go get breakfast while she was in the bathroom & she came out and it was quiet, so she assumed he... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 8, 2021

The court will likely treat him as a defaulter but that should not negatively impact your rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: My children's father and I have joint custody. He refuses to see them or even talk to them. What can I do
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 5, 2021

Why would you do anything? If he continues not to see them, you are setting yourself up for possible sole custody in the future.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: My son is 15 and he wants to live with me. I found out today that his dad lied about custody

My son is 15 and he wants to live with me. I found out today that his dad lied about having custody that only child support was put into play. He says when I can see him and when I cant. He move him to Missouri from Kentucky 2 years ago. This year I got him for a month. Can I refuse to let him get... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 2, 2021

No. You should not withhold him. Hire a lawyer in Kentucky, file a motion for equal parenting time and establish a schedule through the courts.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: How to get divorced in Kentucky if my ex won't sign? We haven't lived together in several years.

I have filed several times over the years and she refused to sign them. What can I do? I am trying to move on with my life. We have no children together. I'm just asking for my name to be off of everything.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 28, 2021

Just get her served with process. She doesn’t have to sign anything.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: I live in Benton ky and my 14 year old son won't stop sneaking out at night leaving and doing drugs. What do I do
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 26, 2021

Fill out a juvenile beyond control petition.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: My son was adopted at a young age.Now hes turning 17 and wants to see me and talk to me but adopted parents say no.

Ive sent msg and tried to keep in contact all these years. He also wants to meet his 5yr old brother who i have...is there anything we can do?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 24, 2021

Not until you turn 18. After that, you can freely contact them and communicate with them!

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Corporal punishment

I read that ky is one a few states that allowed corporal punishment in the home. So my question is if that is true than why does CPS make is seem like it's an issue for a parent to reasonably discipline their child

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 21, 2021

Despite the law, the courts snd CPS do not sanction corporal punishment for any reason.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: At what age does my daughter have to stay the night with her father, me and the father was never married nor together
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 21, 2021

There is no set age. Whatever age you snd the father agree on or whatever age the court orders.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: I have a daughter who just turned 3 months old, I’m saving to get full custody, what do it need to help with the case
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 21, 2021

Keep a journal of when you have her and when the father has or sees her. Note any snd all occurrences in the journal as they happen so you’ll have an accurate record for the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: What to do if venue is not properly transfered

The court where venue is proper did not properly transfer venue according to the the statue and civil rule. Civil rules and Statue require a motion to change/transfer venue to be timely filed. The adverse county is attempting to proceed with the case before it. What step should I take to halt or... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 16, 2021

File a motion for Prohibition (of Transfer of Venue) with the Court of Appeals.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: If you are behind in child support and are incarcerated. Is there a time limit that you serve before it’s dismissed?

The child is already over 18. Only in jail for child support arrears. Can I serve a certain amount of time for the case to be dismissed completely and the back child support to stop? Or after serving time is it still going to be the amount till it all gets paid?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 8, 2021

Yes. 6 months of serving for contempt; 12 months of serving on a misdemeanor nonsupport and 5 years if you’re serving on a felony nonsupport.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: During a separation can I stay in a hotel with my children to avoid conflict at home?

I have not signed papers yet my husband just says he filed for divorce

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 3, 2021

Yes. You can stay anywhere you like.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Mother and father mutually agree to end child support case... is that possible?

If it is possible how do we go about doing that

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 3, 2021

Both of you sign snd agreed order then give to judge to sign.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: What exactly are my right as a mother when my children are in foster care?

It's been going on two years since I have been able to see my children. I feel like me and my children have been done wrong from the start when it comes to the entire case. I was refused any worker I was refused a transfer in my case. My children were removed from me because they said I was... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 29, 2021

You should hire a lawyer to defend you in the termination action. There are far too many possibilities and variables that are involved to cover here, but if you voluntarily terminate your rights, you will likely lose them forever.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: Wife arrested for failure to comply to a court order visitation, but she did not refuse. The father did not show up.help

Can not get any questions answered, was told the father was supposed to contact his lawyer & tell them about why he did not show up, but somehow my wife ended up with a warrant.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 29, 2021

Hire a lawyer and have them contact the court to advise of the misunderstanding.

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 Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: I have joint custody of my daughter and visitation rights and her mother left the state without filing proper documents

She signed a false undocumented illegal guardianship form to her friend without my consent and I had to file an eco which was declined. So I have to file a jurisdiction transfer or do I? She was in Kentucky but is now in Florida how would that work?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 24, 2021

File a motion for her return snd modification of the parenting schedule in your Kentucky case.

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