Kentucky Child Custody Questions & Answers

Q: I signed custody of my kids over to my ex husband and signed adoption papers for his wife. Can I see them legally?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Answered on Feb 14, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
If they have been adopted, the answer is no unless your ex allows you to see them.

Q: How can i see my kids when i sign over full custody to my ex husband and sing adopotion to his current wife?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Answered on Feb 14, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
If they have been adopted, you are pretty much out of luck. If they have not been adopted, you need to hire an attorney and have him revie and file a motion immediately.

Q: My son has emergency custody of his boys in Ohio. Can he legally bring them to Kentucky as long as he keeps court dates?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
Yes, unless he is restricted from doing so by the Ohio Courts.

Q: How can I file Immediate entitlement when cps doing everything to keep kids away violating my rights. And what items to

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
You need to hire a family practitioner to represent you in the dependency case and if unsuccessful, then file suit against them in circuit court.

Q: I sign over full custody to my ex husband an how can i see my kids

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
If there are no provisions for visitation in the case where you signed over custody, you will need to make a motion for a parenting schedule to be set in that case.

Q: Not wanting to lose my grand daughter I've had for over 2 yrs now. i have temporary custody but want full. Worried

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
Social media will NOT help her get the child back. You should print out all her posts and save them. If it appears they might remove the child from you, you can file a custody action in circuit court bc you are now a de facto custodian of the child.

Q: A petition has been filed for me to sign over my rights to my daughter's stepfather. How do I respond?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Answered on Feb 3, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
File a written response in the case with the clerks office. Simply say you do not agree with the termination. Ask for the court to appoint you counsel to represent you in it.

Q: How do I get parental rights back?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Answered on Feb 1, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
You will have to file a motion for return of the children in the Henry County case where the judge originally gave your husband custody for one year.

Q: I have joint custody of my son and he doesn’t live with his mother anymore. What are my rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Answered on Jan 27, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
You may want to consult a skilled family law attorney, but the short answer is you’ll need to file a motion to modify custody in the court that established custody. If you can prove he doesn’t live with him mother, you may be able to at least obtain some degree of relief.

Q: I had emergency custody of my niece and nephew for 8 months and then moved out of state and lost them both.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
Highly unlikely the judge places them out of state. Too much red tape and too many obstacles if the children don’t come back.

Q: My daughters father is keeping her from me. Is there anything I can do without a lawyer. There is no custody order.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
You can file your own pro se motions but youustcsnt likely achieve much on your own, especially if he has a lawyer. Find a competent family law practitioner, work out a payment plan, and let him or her help get your daughter back.

Q: As the father of two girls 2 and 6 year old and I have joint custody what is my rights

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Jan 10, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
You have equal rights and exactly the same rights as the mother. No more, no less. You need to speak with a family law practitioner immediately who can establish a parenting agreement if one does not exist.

Q: Once a petition for full custody has been filed, how long does the respondent have to answer in Kentucky?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Kentucky on
Answered on Dec 28, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
20 days from receipt. Default is possible but a hearing still must be held.

Q: My ex husband has legal custody of my child. The child now lives with me. Can I draw support for them in kentucky?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Answered on Dec 27, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Yes, but you should also seek an modification of custody do you too have legal custody.

Q: father of child not on birth certificate He requested dna test When come back his will I start getting child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
If the child is his, the answers to all of your questions I yes.

Q: Should I file for a return of custody

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
You’d better take it slow and work the progression. If everything you say is true, the child will probably ultimately be returned to you.

Q: Hello just seeking advice and have a few questions regarding child custody and father rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
If he is the father, he will have the same rights as you. You two would share jointcustody. Unless he takes you to court however, to establish a visitation schedule, you don’t have to let him have her at all. He will have to pay child support and the court will decide if and when he gets overnights after taking his living arrangements any other concerns you have into consideration.

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