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Q: I'm 17 and I want to move out of my dad's and live with my Aunt. Can I do that without his consent?

Would my Aunt get into trouble? could he make me go home even if he knew I was safe?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 3, 2020

You cannot do that without his consent.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: My 12 year old lives with her mother in KY and its a very unhealthy environment. She's mentally abused, neglected

What can I do to get her to IN with me?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 4, 2020

File a motion for change of custody citing the neglect and abuse in the KY case.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can my girlfriend move out and live with me at age 18 with 3 months of school left but will finish up at a different one

Her parents want to force her to stay till shes graduated collage but shes going into the reserves as soon as she graduates were in ky and her parents are trying to force her to keep living with them i need to know if she can move out at 18 and not have the cops called on us by them and her drag... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 17, 2020

She can leave on her 18th birthday.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: Im 17, i live with my mom and get mentally abused here. My sister is willing to let me live with her. Could i live with

her without my parents consent?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 16, 2020

No. Not unless the court orders otherwise.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: im 17 i graduate soon and i was wondering if i moved out when i graduate would i have to have my mothers permission?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 11, 2020

Yes. You’ll need her permission until you’re 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can a 17 year old legally be in a non-sexual relationship with a 29 year old?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 4, 2020

As long as there is no illegal contact or behavior from either party.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: I have a friend who got kicked out of her guardians she is 16 what can i do to help her
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 2, 2020

File to modify guardianship to you.

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Q: Can I file for emancipation without parents consent in bg Ky

If so and I get a court date what can I do if my parents won’t let me go to the court in my set date

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 5, 2020

No

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 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.

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, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: how do i get emancipated at 16 in kentucky
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 8, 2020

You file a Petition for Emancipation in the probate court in the county in which you reside.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: What if someone that’s 17 runs away from home will they get in trouble?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 19, 2020

Probably not depending on the circumstances.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: If my 16 yr old brother runs away from Indiana and comes to Kentucky can I get in trouble for letting him stay with me?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 8, 2020

Yes, unless the parents permit it.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: In order to be considered a habitual runaway in KY, are you required to be gone overnight?

I understand that "Habitual runaway" means any child who has been found by the court to have been absent from his or her place of lawful residence without the permission of his or her custodian for at least three (3) days during a one (1) year period. Would this include a youth who has... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 28, 2020

It wouldn’t encompass the returns the same day, but it would cover the overnights on three separate occasions or one three day jaunt.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: can I leave my home if I’m 16 and live with someone else if I make good grades, get a job, and prove I’m safe?

I’m 16, going to be 17 in November. I’ve been researching for months but not many answers. I want to live with someone else other than my parents that adopted me, without going back into foster care. I make good grades, I haven’t been suspended or even had a detention in 3 years. I don’t... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 8, 2020

You can live somewhere else with your parents permission. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until you reach legal age.

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Q: Police officer took 12 year old daughters phone and interrogated her without my consent?

I have a 12 year old daughter in the 7th grade today a police officer went to the school took her cell phone, made her give them the passcode interrogated her all without my consent. She snuck on her apple watch to call and tell me they had her phone and refused to give it back. When I arrived to... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 4, 2020

Yes. That appears to be actionable.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: I’m 16 years old and live in scottsville ky I want to be emancipated but don’t know how to go about it

I currently live with my aunt and my mother passed away 3 and a half years ago and I don’t really know my dad , I have personal reasons for why I want to be emancipated how would I go about it ? And is there anyone that could help?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 28, 2020

You should go to the clerks office at the courthouse and ask them for forms such as a petition for emancipation. Fill it out, give notice to everyone and ask them to set it for a date certain.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: I’m 17, what would happen if I ran away?

I’m 17 years old and I have had a very rough life. I spent years of my life getting abused by my stepfather and I finally reported him, I then had to move in with my grandmother I was grounded for months after the report and constantly told I was “ruining the family” and it was my fault. I... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 24, 2020

Highly unlikely you can do anything without involving cps. You might consult an attorney but you are underage do you can’t sign a contract for someone to represent you. You might try a pro se application to the court and see if the court would emancipate you.

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Q: I am 16 years old about to be 17. I live in Kentucky. What are the laws about runaways? Can I go without the law infor
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 22, 2020

They find you and bring you back to your custodians.

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