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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Kentucky on
Q: Regarding unapproved consent nor estimate in Kentucky, what if he wont give me the vehicle back?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 13, 2019

You will have to file suit to recover it. Or, you can pay it under protest, then file suit to recover.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Kentucky on
Q: if a automobile mechanic does work in Kentucky that I was not given consent nor an estimate, what is my recourse?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 13, 2019

Pick up the vehicle and don’t pay for the unapproved work.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: My husbands and his ex have a pending custody case for 50-50 time sharing. She’s trying to move. Detail below.

She’s trying to move out of state to TN from KY and take their 10 year old daughter. We filed an objection to her intent to relocate and haven’t yet heard back about it. We have heard she’s selling furniture online and also have other clues that she’s trying to move today. What will happen... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 13, 2019

If she moves prior to the court ruling, the court will not be pleased with that.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: How long do I have to stay and wait at the meeting location for my ex to pick up the kids for visitation with the kids.
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 13, 2019

If your agreement does not specify a time. The generally accepted wait time is 30 minutes.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Kentucky on
Q: recovering your restitution money

Person paid restitution to a company thru local courthouse via escrow. The company is no existing filed bankruptcy. Can person file to get the money they paid in restitution back since company out of business and does not exist.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 12, 2019

I’d file in the case that ordered restitution. Cig you have proof of payment, you should be fine.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Question about an arrest.

My mother rents the property where the arrest occured so the lease is in her name. My address was not there. I lived elsewhere. So, 1 day there was a little jon boat left at the end of my mother's driveway, almost blocking it off. We did not know if someone was coming back for it or what. After a... Read more »

Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk answered on Dec 12, 2019

I would definitely have to know more about the case to give you a complete answer, but it appears that law-enforcement doesn’t entirely believe your story. Hindsight is 20/20 but It probably would’ve been best if you had called the police when the mysterious boat appeared in the driveway.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: If someone has an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear, is paying his electric bill "aiding and abetting?"

Someone I know has an outstanding bench warrant in a criminal case for failure to appear. Is he technically a fugitive? He's requested I help him out with some bills, and I've done so in the past. Am I "aiding and abetting" if I pay his electric bill, or offer him other financial aid?

Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk answered on Dec 12, 2019

The individual you want to help just needs to get that bench warrant for failure to appear taken care of as soon as possible. Perhaps lending money to help him or her retain an attorney might be a better allocation of funds.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Does daycare have to have court documents to prevent father from picking up child if he's NOT on birth certificate?

Father is not on birth certificate and has no legal rights. Daycare states that they need a court document stating he is not allowed to pick the child up.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 11, 2019

No. If paternity has not been established, the putative father has no rights.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can I stop attending IOP classes once I am released from house arrest and put on parole?

A condition of my house arrest was to take IOP classes. Now I am getting off house arrest, so I don't have to keep taking classes, correct?

Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk answered on Dec 11, 2019

Your attorney needs to ask the judge about that.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Q: Am wanting to know if I need papers on a dog that was given to me that is mixed breed here in Kentucky?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 10, 2019

You’ll need the rabies certificate and shots record from his last vet to be able to keep him up to do.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Kentucky on
Q: My gf is under house arrest. She will have to take a drug test. I live in the same house, will I have to take one too?

My girlfriend will start house arrest for 4 days in January for a DUI she obtained within the last 2 months. She will be subject to a drug/alcohol test. I live under the same roof, will I be subject to a drug/alcohol test as well, even though I’m not the one that will be under house arrest?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 10, 2019

No. Just her.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: I have never got or filed for child support my son is 16 paternity est.at age 5. Is it too late and will he pay back
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 10, 2019

You can collect from time you file (now) until 18 or graduates high school. No back pay.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can you get charged with auto theft if someone gave you the car and it's been in your possession for 2 years
Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk answered on Dec 9, 2019

Yes, if there is probable cause. Those sound like defenses to the theft charge. Contact an attorney if you want to discuss the matter in more detail.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: How do I File a motion for those protections and answers before I let the child go with mother

I asked "Do I have to let my child go with mother hasn't seen the child in a 1yr 1/2. And I don't have an address on mother.": you said File a motion for those protections and answers before you let the child go again.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 4, 2019

You will have to find out when motion hour is in your county and find an address to serve mom at or her last known address, you write your motion to be heard at the the date and time the clerk gives you and you send a copy of it to mom. Then you show up at the appointed day and time and tell the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Kentucky on
Q: me and my brother lives with my grandpa and he passed away and left his house to a niece

Me and my brother live with my grandpa and he passed away, his house was left to a niece and nephew, how long do I have until they can take everything

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 4, 2019

Probably 60-90 days.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Do I have to let my child go with mother hasn't seen the child in a 1yr 1/2. And I don't have an address on mother.

My childs mother hasn't seen my child in a 1yr and 1/2. After she moved out of state, got married, all we know is he's on parole/probation and the mother will not tell me where she lives. She lived out state before and took my child across state lines with out consent. I'm afraid she will do it... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 4, 2019

File a motion for those protections and answers before you let the child go again.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is a mother’s rights terminated if CPS was involved and the judge grants permanent custody to the paternal grandmother
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 4, 2019

No. There has to be a separate termination action.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: How can I find information on child custody laws in Kentucky? My father had custody of my son then abandoned him.

I have been trying for years to get my son back but can't afford 5,000 for a lawyer. I can't get my case opened again without first filing a motion for custody because the cabinet for children granted him custody? I have a home, income and everything they need to give me custody.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 3, 2019

Look at KRS 403.010 et seq. That contains the custody provisions in KY.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Wrongful Death for Kentucky on
Q: Emt drivers failed to shut my gate to my house after leaving allowing my daughter to get out and get in my car and pass

They allowed my daughter out of my house and gate I use to keep her from leaving and out of danger since they left it open my daughter was able to get in my car and pass away from hyperthermia

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 2, 2019

Substantially more facts are needed to make a determination regarding liability.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Q: I am fostering 3 dogs for a lady who lost her housing. It was for 1 month it has been 2. She hasn't paid any vetting.

She said she would get the dogs in a couple of weeks which would be Dec.1. She has not responded to me. When is it considered abandonedment? What are my options to find homes for the dogs?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 2, 2019

Write her a letter. Give her 10 days to claim them. After that, ou can take them to the shelter or you may vet them and rehome them.

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