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Q: Is there a template or form for a motion to suspend visitation in Kentucky?

I am the primary custodian and the father has supervised visitation but recently got into trouble for numerous things like trying to hurt his other child and girlfriend. He had a blood-alcohol level of 1.6+ when this happened. It is causing our son emotional damage because his dad keeps coming in... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 13, 2022

There is not a form or template but you can simply write out your request and file it for motion hour with a copy to your ex. No frills, just set out the facts and your request in writing.

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Q: What legal rights does a father have if he is not on the birth certificate?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 5, 2022

None until paternity is established by admission, affidavit or blood test.

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Q: I am pregnant with my ex bf’s child but I am now legally married to someone else. what are my ex’s parental rights?

I live in kentucky.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 1, 2022

If paternity is established, your ex bf has the same rights, responsibilities and obligations as any other father in Krntucky.

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Q: My mom forces me to wear skirts.

My mom has forced me to wear skirts when In her custody since my parents have been divorced. Every other week I go back and forth from wearing normal clothes to skirts. I feel ashamed wearing skirts, and I have begged her to let me wear pants, but she said I could wear pants when I’m 18 and no... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 9, 2022

Unfortunately, it is parental decision making and not abusive. It would not be helpful in court at all.

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Q: I’m rights have been suspended aunt is guardian how what do I need to do to get my kids back
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 6, 2022

You would need to file a motion for their return in the case in which your rights were suspended.

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Q: How likely is it for a father to win sole custody of both parents are not claimed unfit but mother doesn’t work at rn

Father lives in Kentucky and mother lives in Georgia a court order is set for 50/50 already but school is coming up so we’re going back for sole custody

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 6, 2022

Pretty unlikely in Kentucky under the facts scenario you have set out herein.

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Q: If I’m 17 and want to live with one parent, without the others consent, would I be able to do so by running away.

My mom and dad has joint equal custody and my mom says I can’t leave till I’m 18, but I fear if I wait that long I’ll lose my chance at having a moment or normalcy. I read somewhere that I can’t be tried in juvenile court for running away when I turn 17, would this work

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 29, 2022

No. Running away will not work. Persuading your mom to let you live with your dad is the only answer short of court.

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Q: Our divorce decree does not specify parenting time for Mother’s Day and/or Father’s Day. Can my ex keep my kids from me?

Or is there a default, reasonable time frame I can get my kids on Mother’s Day when it’s his weekend?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 8, 2022

Just make a motion to modify for those days in your divorce action.

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Q: I lost permanent custody to my daughter in 2015 to her father and grandmother how do I get that back?

She is 14. In and out of residential facilities. I have a room for her a structured loving home. Both the grandparents and father are in agreement that I have the best place for her. What can I do if anything?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 29, 2022

File a motion for change of custody in your custody case.

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Q: My ex wife is trying to take custody from me due to being required to work extra, what can I do??

We currently have joint custody

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 18, 2022

Additional work is normally not a valid reason to modify custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Ii have a court order and the mom still won't let me see my child

I need help

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 18, 2022

You should file a contempt motion against mom for violation of the court order.

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Q: If he Has not paid in 2 years can I stop his Visitation
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 7, 2022

No. Child support payment and visitation are completely independent of each other.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Is someone in currently in court against including me in a group text then refusing to exclude me harassment?

I’m currently in family court vs someone seeking more visitation who insults me by text for the case/support order.Today they included me in a group text with many local people who I don’t even know and when I asked to be excluded she insulted me and ranted about details in the case in the... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 2, 2022

It is not illegal but does not qualify for any restraining order.

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Q: How does the new child support laws enacted on March 1st in Kentucky affect me?

We have shared custody of our 4 children. My ex wife does not work, has remarried, and is pregnant. My gross income is $2500 bi-weekly and I pay $250 for the children's insurance also bi-weekly.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 31, 2022

You will need to recalculate child support with current income info ( informally at first) to see what the new amount is. It is a rather complex calculation so I’d review it carefully with a lawyer.

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Q: If the courts granted my son's aunt and uncle de facto custodian, what steps do I take to establish visitation?

While I was incarcerated my son's aunt and uncle on his father's side serve me with papers and gained custody by the facto custodian. Since being released I completed treatment, completed parenting classes, maintained employment but they still will not allow me visitation. It's been... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 28, 2022

You will have to file a motion in the court that grates de facto custodianship.

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Q: Can custody be resolved separately from divorce in another state?

Custody order is being resolved in SC. Am I allowed to file just the divorce part in another state where I reside? South Carolina has jurisdiction over my kids.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 28, 2022

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: Do I have to move in with my dad if I don't want to?

I'm in foster care and I'm 16; I'm happy in my foster home. I really don't want to live with my dad as I have once before and it was terrible. If he goes to court to get custody of me will I be asked if I want to beforehand? Will my voice be heard when I say no? I want to stay... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 24, 2022

No. You should ask the court to appoint you you own attorney to consult and speak on your behalf. He can let the court know your position.

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Q: Hi my husband was arrested two yrs ago for dv in front of kids he was awarded temp custody of children how is that

I wasn't proved unfit and passed 3 drug screens I need to speak to Kenton county KY lawyer

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 24, 2022

No way to answer this without a thorough review of the file.

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