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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on

Q: What will happen to me if my dad called cops on me for not listening/running off? I'm 15 and turn 16 soon. In Kentucky.

So the social services placed me with my dad yesterday, the last place I want to be. He's verbally abusive behind closed doors but hides it well and denies it when brought up. I do have a bit of history, I got molested again and was drunk and high when it happened last week. I have friends whose... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Sep 11, 2019

If you don’t comply with the cops, you will either go to jail or a mental health facility.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Kentucky on

Q: We are just starting the divorce proceedings. My son, 11, wants to stay with me in KY. His mom is in another state.

His mom filed for over $500 a month in child support and stated our assets are over $150,000 in the home. She claims only $500/mth income but she also gets disability. (1) can she get child support when he is living with me? (2) She's asking for an large amount for the home. Can she force me to pay... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Sep 10, 2019

If the child is here with you in Kentucky, you can file here in Kentucky. None of the things she told you are true but you need to hire an attorney and file quickly.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on

Q: Can my siblings make me pay the bills on our family house now that my mother is gone.

I moved in with my mother two years ago when my husband left. She was alone and elderly, she needed me I needed her. She paid the household bills, I took care of her and paid any expenses; groceries, etc. She passed away last week and now my siblings have gone insane. Instead of understanding I... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Sep 4, 2019

They can require you to pay rent and the bills if you are living there. When your mother passed, so did ownership of the property.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on

Q: Dcbs recently placed my children with their grandparents because i had a false positive drug screen.

To get the final results from the lab takes a few days . They told us that if my husband could produce a clean screen that he could supervise me with the kids. He went to screen but couldn't produce enough. So they counted that as a failed test. My lab results came back clean. I have also given... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Sep 4, 2019

You should make a motion for return of the children if you can prove it was a false positive.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Kentucky on

Q: A ex girlfriend recently contacted me informing me that I have a 14 year old son I knew nothing about would I be

Responsible for any back or future child support payments when I was never informed or aware of having a child ? In a message sent to me from her states that “our” child was told her now ex husband was his father but I have no idea if he signed birth certificate

Timothy Denison answered on Sep 4, 2019

You could be liable for future support if a dna test determines you are the father. You would not owe any back support.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on

Q: What can I do to protect my children and myself from my wife filing false epo's against me. She threatens my life

I have saved every message that she threatens my life. She even had some thug follow my children and I threatening me in front of the kids. I need help so bad.

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 29, 2019

Record it all on video and take a criminal complaint.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on

Q: I sued my childs mother for visitation

but her husband will not let her talk with her attorney alone or make any kind of deal with me which she wants too. does he have the right to keep her from any court dealings without him?

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 28, 2019

He can be excluded from the court proceedings and mediation if you request it as he is not a party to the action.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Kentucky on

Q: How do we terminate bio moms rights, so that I may adopt my daughter.

My daughters bio mom accused my fiance of abuse in October in the county we live in. Those charges were dismissed. She then went to the county she lives in and filed the same charges. Those were dismissed as well. My fiance has had custody since she was 3 months. She is now 14. My daughter is... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 28, 2019

Hire an attorney to file a petition to adopt/involuntarily terminate parental rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on

Q: Can DHS drop it?orIs court required per DHS to get a court order(gave no record of- et denial visits parent/child droppe

i havent seen my child in months, in custody of the state,where by the way,here even prisoners get more visit time per false allegations illegal kidnapping per the details a cop is behind getting my child put in foster care, can dhs, the cabinet drop this supposed order,(I never received a copy)and... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 26, 2019

You need to hire an attorney to file a motion to dismiss and defend the claims made against you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Kentucky on

Q: I will be starting nursing school this next semester and will have to quit my job or drop down to PRN which will be 20

Or less a week will his child support increase ? He makes double what i make right now .

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 24, 2019

It can be recalculated but they will figure your portion on your pre-drop income, although it could go up.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on

Q: How can my sons aunt sign custody back? She had temporary custody

My sons aunt had temporary custody. She now wants to sign back over custody. She lives in ohio I live in Kentucky. He has been living with me since may 23 2019 .From my understanding once he is with me for 6 months I can file for full custody in the county we live in .But she is willing to sign... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 24, 2019

You can file an agreed order returning custody to you in the court in which temporary custody was granted to her.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Kentucky on

Q: Me and my child’s father lived together since our daughter was born until she was 2 and a half. I always paid everythin

She lives with me. She has always gotten Medicaid. I now get Medicaid, food stamps, and child care assistance. Will the government put him on child support? Can he come after me for money? And do I have to let him claim her?

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 24, 2019

He will have to pay child support. He cannot recoup any money from you absent a change of possession of the child. If he is current on his child support, the court will generally alternate the tax exemption between you and him.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Kentucky on

Q: The mother signed over her rights while the father was in jail. Does he still have his rights?

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 24, 2019

Absolutely, unless his were terminated voluntarily by him or involuntarily by the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on

Q: My ex husband married a CPS worker. When my child goes for visitation, she is constantly questioning him. Is this legal?

I even suspect that she has talked to his teacher at his private school. Is this legal? My child is 10yrs of age and has been in my care for the last 8 yrs without any complaints or incidents. Can i do anything about this situation? Could she legally try to investigate without my knowledge?... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 23, 2019

If you have sole custody, you are in the drivers seat whether you realize it or not. While her role as stepmother/social worker may be blurred, you should document this as it occurs but save it for when he tries to move against you, if he ever does. Very high burden of proof to successfully... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on

Q: My granddaughter was removed from her home, Saturday Aug 19 2019, by her Dad. He had papers signed by a judge.

He stated that her mother is neglectful and exposing her to a dangerous situation. Everything that he is saying has been resolved and she has proof. He walked out nearly 4 years ago. He hasn't had a relationship with his kids, can't hold down a job, hasn't worked in a year. He hasn't paid child... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 14, 2019

It is impossible to answer your question without having the documents or case file available to review. Any answer would be purely speculation.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on

Q: If I lost custody of my daughter because I had no income or a home and now that I do and I file a civil court

I have my own place I have an apartment now and stable and have money could I do a civil court case and fight for custody or visitation

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 10, 2019

Absolutely. Hire a family sayer and either file a new petition or file a motion in the case where you lost custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on

Q: If you record something illegally but don’t know it’s illegal and your attorney uses it 1. Shouldn’t he have known. And

I shouldn’t have gotten in trouble

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 9, 2019

You’re going to have to be much more fact specific to get the proper answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on

Q: Can I move in with my grandmother at 15?

I live with my mother. My father is deceased. I’ve reported physical abuse to CPS but it has all been cleared up. My mom mentally and emotionally abuses me now. I feel much safer, welcome, and loved whenever I am with my grandmother, whom is my father’s mother. I would really like to move in... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 5, 2019

Unfortunately, probably only if your mother approves the move.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on

Q: Baby is 10 weeks. Not comfortable with overnights since I breastfeed. How will visitation for dad be arranged?

I want dad to see baby on a routine basis and know how important that bond is. I am concerned about sleep routine and feeding schedule being disrupted which is also important for baby's development.

Timothy Denison answered on Jul 31, 2019

Hire an attorney to file a custody action to establish paternity and set a parenting schedule. Dads visitation will be determined in this action.

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