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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: I'm separated, We have a truck that's in both of our names. She stole my keys and won't let me use it. What do I do?

My wife and I are separated and have a truck that's registered in both of our names. She came to my friends house where I've been staying and when no one was saying it looking she took my keys and left. Now she won't let me use the truck. I'm unemployed and had to pass up two... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 10, 2021

Get the vin number snd have the dealer make another key for you. Secure the truck and key both if you get it back.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: Is it possible to leave home if I’m being caused severe anxiety?

I’m 16 years old and my mom induces severe anxiety and stress every time I’m around her. My parents are divorced and I live with her. She does not listen to me when I try to explain myself to her, and will usually resort to screaming and threatening. She also in the past has psychologically... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 10, 2021

Seek emancipation from the court, which is unlikely. Otherwise, plan to move as soon as you turn 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Kentucky on
Q: My niece was adopted by my parents

My mom had my niece since birth her and my dad adopted her tragicly my parents passed away several years later she is ten but I have gained custody of her. Can my sister her biological mother take me to court and get visitation with her now

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 6, 2021

No. If she was adopted, your sisters rights were terminated. She has no legal standing.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can my 15 yr old son sign a birth certificate when his girlfriend has a baby

I want him to get a dna test first

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 6, 2021

No. Don’t allow it.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: How good are my odds in getting rights back and since the 2 years is over would my man be allowed back around them?

I lost custody of my two children roughly 3 years ago. There were no allegations against me however there were sexual allegations brought against the man im with. However with medical exams and such the sexual abuse was unfounded. There was criminal abuse charges brought against him for whooping... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 6, 2021

If he is still around, zero. If he is gone, 50/50.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: What forms would I have to fill out and what steps would i have to take to be emancipated at 16?

My mother kicked me out of the house and has forced me to live with my uncle. She still recieves a check every month in the amount of $1000 because my father died of cancer soon after i was born. This check is meant to make sure i am cared for. I no longer live with my mother and she is still using... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 6, 2021

There are no forms. The motions for emancipation are all crafted by lawyers.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: I’m 16, I’ll be 17 in few months. I’m trying to get away from my mother and go on my own, I looked into emancipation.

I need more information into it, such as if I take it to court what do I need to prove I can be emancipated. I work almost 40 hrs a week at my job just to pay bills for my mother, such as water bill, car insurance for all cars, electric bill sometimes ( my uncle pays it mostly) I pay for a bedroom... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 5, 2021

You’ll need to seek emancipation in the district court of the county in which you reside. Check with the district clerk and they can tell you how the judge in your county handles them.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: what visitation rights does one have when fighting state for custody?

I am fighting kentucky foster care for my sole custody back upon been incarcerated for so long and have no visits with my children in months. I petioned the court for visitation. should I write the judge with my acheievements as well as social services? What do I do when social services does not up... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 5, 2021

You should hire a lawyer to represent you and send all communications to the court through him or her. Without a lawyer, the chances of you getting snything accomplished are slim and none.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: I live in Kentucky and my children live in Indiana with their father. What rights do I have as far as visitation?

There's no court order at all. It was a verbal agreement that they reside with him.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 4, 2021

You can file to establish custody in either state.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: I live in Northern Kentucky, and was wondering if i can get a Marriage license to marry someone from another Country.

She is from Canada, she intends to move here by early next year, but we want to be wed later this month when she visits.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 1, 2021

You can certainly apply, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: my 14 year old son has been living with my sister in law and now she is asking me to give her custody of him.

his father, my husband passed 3 years ago and he didn't like the fact of me dating other men, not to mention he has no rules to follow there unlike here at home with his mother. So he doesn't want to come home. Can they legally terminate my rights and take custody of my child... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 31, 2021

No. Make him come home, live with you and follow the rules. They have no basis to terminate your parental rights nor should you ever give them custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: How long can a cps worker stay involved after court is settled?

We have an ongoing social worker, court has been taken to trail. Kids temporarily placed with only mother father now has supervised visitations and was charged with neglect. ( he was told he wasn't aloud around the kids so neglect was not his choice). Once court is settled how long can the cps... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 30, 2021

As long as they determine necessary.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can cps stop me from living with my mom if I give her custody of my son

Im just wondering if I give my mom custody can cps stop me from. Living with my mom we share a home and the case worker said that I wouldn't be allowed to stay over night because that would be unsupervised. Im confused as to how that is unsupervised if my mom lives there too

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 30, 2021

No, but they can remove your son from your mom if there is a risk to the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can I move out of state with an open CPS case
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 30, 2021

Yes. As long as you return for all the court dates and comply with all the court orders.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can my Mamaw take me from my house at 17 without my dad’s permission if I want to leave willingly?

My dad has been putting a lot of stress on me my whole life. He used to physically abuse me, by that I mean he would drag me through the house by my hair, “whoop” me for no reason, and one night he pushed me against my wall choking me. Around October he got mad and picked up my dog, slammed him... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 25, 2021

No. Not unless mamaw has custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: If i am 6 months from being 18 can i legally leave without getting in trouble?

Im being neglected, mentally, and psychologically abused by both parents and use to be physically abused by my father, what can i legally do to get away from the situation without getting my brothers removed from the home as they are not getting the same treatment? Can i leave without them being... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 23, 2021

No. Report the allegations to cps.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Does cps have a time frame that they have to go by to bring you before a judge before they have to give your kids back

If you are being proactive and have done everything they have said to do but everything has been done outside of court do they have a time limit that they have to bring me before a judge or the case gets dropped

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 23, 2021

No.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can a father from out of state come to KY and take his 16 year old son back to Florida with him?

My girlfriend and I recently moved to Montana. She allowed her son (who she has custody of) to remain in KY and live with his 1/2 sister. She consented to this because he has a good part time job, great friends, enrolled in good school and has a great living environment. She provides all necessary... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 22, 2021

She probably should motion the court to sanction this arrangement so the father cannot come snd take him, although one would need to review the Property Settlement Agreement to fully answer this question.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can cps keep from returning my kids if we have done everything asked and husband only has thc in his system

My kids were placed with the grandmother because of drugs we tested positive on the 24th of Feb have been clean ever since and have been proactive in doing what needs to be done to get them back our worker knows my husband from a previous case with his other son not going to school told us that... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 22, 2021

Yes. They can.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: My teenage cousin wanted to send a video message through his aunt to his grandparents, because he has not seen them in

2 years and his mother will not let him contact our grandparents directly. His mother overheard the request and forbid it saying he could get in trouble for violating a third party custody rights statute. Our grandparents has never tried to get custody of him because his dad is still fighting for... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 20, 2021

No legal violation at all.

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