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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: My husband was fired during a Dr’s order to quarantine due to his contact with someone who died of covid 19.

What can we do?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 9, 2020

Probably not much bc Kentucky is an at will employment state, meaning they can fire you for any reason or no reason at all.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: If parent signs for 17 year old to get married are there any legal responsibilities or ramifications for the parent?

Husband has sole custody/legal guardianship of his daughter. She wants to marry an 18 year old in the military. She is currently living with her grandmother but supported by her dad and step-mom’s insurance. If she marries is she automatically emancipated? In KY.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 9, 2020

Yes. Marriage emancipated the minor child when permission is given.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Kentucky on
Q: after 14 years with this company I put in for a personal leave of absence and was given it.Had to be at least two weeks

Now ten months later I put in same request before start of shift company website missed shift got home e-mail said Personal Leave of Absence is denied. Im 63 -14 years on the job now fired for missing work can they do this amzn

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Jul 8, 2020

More information is needed to analyze your situation. What was the reason for your request for the Personal Leave of Absence? Was the request related to a medical issue? If so, did you provide your employer with enough information to know that your request may have been covered by the Family... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Q: neighbors dog got my dog pregnant, their dog was loose, my dog was on chain. what are my options?

my dog was in heat and the neighbors dog kept coming in our yard. we asked them to put their dog up because it was coming down and it was being aggressive to our dog. they did not do so, we put our dog in the house or remainder of heat but she must have gotten pregnant before. Now there are puppies... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 8, 2020

Pay the $300 to terminate. You can sue them in small claims if you are inclined.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: If someone move out of my house almost 2 months ago, are they still intitled to things they left in my house
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 8, 2020

Give them notice in writing to claim them within 30 days and if they don’t, do with them as you wish.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: I need a criminal lawyer for a Violation of probation case in Adair county ky.
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 6, 2020

Check with your local bar association or legal aid society. They maintain a referral list.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is there a way to change jurisdiction on a cps case in Danville ky that has not been adjudicated yet . We live in Adair

The case is 18 months old, the adjudication date is late August, my lawyer seems to be working for them not me, and refuses to actually argue the case in my defense. And the father (who is living with us and has since she was born) is not a party to the case ....

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 6, 2020

Most likely no.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can I legally take a puppy that is being neglected. He is suffering from dehydration and possibly death. 1 pound chihuah

Without legally being charged with theft if I'm saving him.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 6, 2020

Take it to vet and verify neglect. After that you should be protected. If no vet or vet doesn’t substantiate, return dog to uncle.

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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can I take this dog to California with me?

I have had my "uncles dog" who was neglected and underfed (under his supervision) for over a month with no question of him coming to get her. Now I am moving to CA from KY and he says I cannot take her with me. Because she was neglected and I have gotten her healthy and happy I want to... Read more »

Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Jul 5, 2020

No, legally you can’t take the dog from

Him without his consent. However, if you won’t voluntarily give him back the dog, he would either have to call the police (who likely won’t do anything) or sue you and win to get the dog back.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Do I still have any legal control over my 18 yr old son if he's still in school and living under my roof?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 5, 2020

Yes. It’s still your way or the highway!!!!

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Q: Cease and desist legality?

I was recently threatened with a cease and desist from a very wealthy family of a previous friend. I am a college student and this friend hid her pregnancy from her family and has documented psychiatric issues. she was heavily drinking and i sent screenshots of texts between the two of us to her... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 5, 2020

Not unless it is issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: I need some advice my fiance is looking at a 3rd degree charged the paperwork that was gave to him the dates that the

Person said that it was done he was in jail on them dates.. An they also said they have a video. He dont know what might happen.. Im trying to get answers on what might happen will it be thrown out bc he was in jail or what?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 4, 2020

Third degree what?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: Which policeagency can follow you from one state to another in a private vehicle it not being in a pursuit.From Wv to ky
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 3, 2020

Anyone can follow you in a private vehicle anywhere but they have no jurisdiction once they leave the home state. Only the FBI can go state to state with full jurisdiction.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: What are my rights when I'm in my car and surrounded by rioters who are trying to remove me from the car?

I don't care if they kick my car but if they start breaking windows or using molotov cocktails on my vehicle, what are my rights?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 3, 2020

You have the right to use deadly force to protect yourself and others. You have the right to use reasonable force to protect your property. And, most importantly, don’t shoot them in the back if they are running away.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can I get my dog back?

Not even a year ago I gave my aunt my French Bulldog on the promise that if she ever decided she did not want her she would bring her directly back to me. I’ve visited them on many occasions she never once mentioned not wanting her. I have even stated on numerous occasions if you decide not to... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 3, 2020

You probably can retrieve the dog assuming your aunt agreed to the promise to give him back if she decided to get rid of him.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Kentucky on
Q: Land contract seller trying to evict me.

The seller after a yr told me the contract wasn't valid because the type of loan he had on it. He later tells us his wife at the time intended on me remodeling it and then listing and. Selling it. Now he calls me telling me he has to sell it because he is divorcing, and he's listing it. I... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 2, 2020

A so called land contract is actually a lease with option to purchase. You do not own anything. It will take awhile for the eviction process to remove you from possession. But do not invest any more money and labor in the property, while looking for somewhere else to live. You may get the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Kentucky on
Q: Step-children after spouses death

My mother’s husband passed without a will. All his assets were bought jointly after the marriage. My Mother’s name is jointly on all the titles. The only thing just in his name was his bank account and one son stole his bank card and emptied it. She had told the step-children she would give... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Jul 2, 2020

They can't take your "Mother's property" but they sure can try, and if you do nothing, they might succeed in hoodwinking the judge. Happens all of the time. You need a lawyer to prevent that from happening.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: If an EPO has not been served yet and he is avoiding it and knows when the court date was and didn’t show can I use that

Can I use those messages against him? How does the court know he is avoiding getting served and since he has bad undiagnosed mental problems and also addiction to Meth can the court force him to get help?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 2, 2020

Yes to all.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: Accepted a no restitution plea deal, but at sentencing the judge changed it. Is that allowed

Dui/ passenger injured. Accepted a 2nd degree assault but misdemeanor dui.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 1, 2020

Yes. The judge has the authority to add any conditions he deems appropriate.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Pulled over in Louisville, KY for doing 83mph on rt 264. Didn’t realize it was 55mph. What can I expect?

Was going with the flow of traffic. Doesn’t matter I’m sure.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 30, 2020

Amendment down to 25 over (non-suspension), then traffic school so you don’t lose any points and your insurance doesn’t go up.

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