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Q: if a tpr was granted can the mother of a child born befor the tpr file for a tpr on older child in kentucky

my husband and i had a involentary tpr granted and now his sons mother wants to terminate his rights to a son born years befor the tpr she moved and refused to tell us where she lived or had any contact for 3 years and dropped child support

Timothy Denison answered on Sep 15, 2019

Yes.

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Q: Can sons girlfriend take daughter that has joint custody out of state without him being in agreement ?

My son and his ex girlfriend had parenting plan/scheduled made per his attorney 3 yrs ago in case their went separate ways. Now girlfriend is wanting to leave in middle of night with all 3 kids (agreed order plan only on 1st child). If she don’t have his daughter back by Sunday/Monday whichever... Read more »

Dean H. Sutton answered on Sep 14, 2019

Yes, she can get into trouble with regards to the child that is subject to an order if she is violating the order by moving the child out-of-state. With regards to the other two children, if there is no order in place she is not violating anything so your son should seek a court order right away.... Read more »

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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.

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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.

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Q: I got a summons for MO Registration of Child Custody Determination. I need to know what this means and how to respond??

I live in Owensboro, KY and my child’s father lives in Columbia, MO. He has primary residence but we have joint custody. Our original case is in Urbana, IL, but I just received this summons so I think he is trying to move the case there. I’m not sure what my options are or how to respond... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Sep 4, 2019

He is trying to move the case to MO and have it heard there. If the child resides in MO, that is likely where it will wind up.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Q: My husband left the state and no current address. We have 3 kids. Can I get sole custody since he abandoned them?

He has no plans on returning. Does want to video chat them. How long would the divorce custody take since he left?

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 23, 2019

You can get divorced and temporary custody by virtue of a warning order attorney without him actually being served. However, he will need to be personally served with the petition before a permanent custody order can be entered.

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Q: If 50/50 custody was just granted and he has to pay child support, does that mean I have to supply him with daily needs?

Like formula, diapers, wipes. He said that if he pays child support that I have to supply him with those when she’s in his care in kentucky

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 22, 2019

No. You do not supply them when in his care. He supplies them.

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Q: i live in ky my girl hasnt seen her mom in 3 years cause of drugs how do i get costody of her so mom cant get her

shes on drugsand been making brags about picking her up at school she will not go with her

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 17, 2019

You should file a custody action to get custody of your daughter.

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Q: Do I still have to pay back child support if my parental rights are terminated?

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 17, 2019

Yes, unless you negotiated the arrearage debt satisfaction as part of the rights termination proceeding.

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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.

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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.

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Q: My grandmother has temporary custody of my 2 children . I want to sign over full custody at this time how is this done

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 6, 2019

You can draw up an agreed order doing so and file it with the court or if you do nothing, temporary custody will probably remain with her indefinitely.

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

Q: Temporary custody/ guardianship. Complicated. Dont know where to start.

19 year old is taking care of younger siblings. Has power of Attorney for them. Mom is incarcerated dad out of the picture (abusive). The 19 year old want to join military and needs someone to take care of the kids while he is gone. We are willing to take care of them (we are not related to them)... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 5, 2019

He can go to probate court and establish a guardianship for them with you as the guardians.

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Q: Okay both of my parents owes in backpay

Who does the child support go to me or them since they owe each other and how would I get the money if it goes to me????

Timothy Denison answered on Jul 26, 2019

If they owe each other it would just cancel each other out equally. The support is owed to whomever the court designated.

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Q: My son father lives in NY and my son and my self live in KY since December 2018

My sons father just now wants to fight me in court, he's not on the birth certificate or anything! Will he have to go through the Kentucky courts or NY courts to try and fight me?

Timothy Denison answered on Jul 26, 2019

He will have to file in KY where the child resides.

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Q: Ex filed for sole custody on basis Im a drug abusing unfit mom, false, after 7 yrs of divorce bc I filed for support.

We divorced 7yrs ago and I waived child support. I recently requested child support to which he refused and after I filed for child support is when he filed for sole custody. As an RN, I have taken numerous drug tests and have never been positive. False allegations is his last-ditch effort to keep... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jul 17, 2019

Judge will likely see through that retaliatory conduct on your exes part. You should hire a completely family lawyer to represent and and seek your attorney fees.

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