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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: My children's father and I have joint custody. He refuses to see them or even talk to them. What can I do
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 5, 2021

Why would you do anything? If he continues not to see them, you are setting yourself up for possible sole custody in the future.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Child support

Can I be ordered to pay child support if I've taken no DNA test or been served with a summons to appear in court? A lady says I'm the dad but never put my name on the birth certificate. She is getting state benefits for the child and listed me as the dad in order to get food stamps. But... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 17, 2021

No. They cannot.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: If you are behind in child support and are incarcerated. Is there a time limit that you serve before it’s dismissed?

The child is already over 18. Only in jail for child support arrears. Can I serve a certain amount of time for the case to be dismissed completely and the back child support to stop? Or after serving time is it still going to be the amount till it all gets paid?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 8, 2021

Yes. 6 months of serving for contempt; 12 months of serving on a misdemeanor nonsupport and 5 years if you’re serving on a felony nonsupport.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Mother and father mutually agree to end child support case... is that possible?

If it is possible how do we go about doing that

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 3, 2021

Both of you sign snd agreed order then give to judge to sign.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: I lived with my boyfriend for 3 through 5 months do i have to go back with my mom in kentucky with my unborn baby

If I do go back she going to take everything for me and my baby like money and ECT. Every time I gey money for the government she take and if she keep taking for me I want be able to take care of my baby and me. Need help asap.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 6, 2021

You do not have to go back. You have emancipated but you will have to handle everything on your own from here on.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: If I have a custody/child support agreement in VA, can I file for divorce in KY where live? Separated 6 years.

my wife and I have been separated for 6 years and have 2 daughters. There is a custody agreement and child support agreement based in the Virginia court's. I live in Kentucky now and want to divorce her. Can I file the paperwork in Kentucky without having to redo the custody agreement?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 4, 2021

Yes.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: On behalf of my significant other, I am asking questions in regards to his divorce, custody arrangements/child support.

Bf has not seen his son in 4 yrs. His ex spouse and own family have prevented him from having consistent communication and visitation with him. Ex and child live in Anderson, IN. Bf lives in Bowling Green, KY.

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Apr 30, 2021

He should have a right to see his children unless those right were fully taken away by a Court which is very rare. If the child is in Indiana he can either file an action where they have a prior custody or divorce action or he can hire an Indiana Attorney and file in the county where the mother... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: I'm 16 years old with a 2 month child can I leave my mother with my baby without her consent in the state of Kentucky

Can my mom take money from my baby when I'm under her custody if I told her no

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 26, 2021

No, you cannot leave and yes she can take money if she’s using it for the good of the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: If my separated husband mother has temporary custody of our daughter can the separated husband file for child support

My husband and I separated 8 years ago we've both pretty much been out of our daughter's life. His mother got temporary custody. And now he is trying to come at me for child support when he's not been there is Ben his mother. Just like my mother and sister has pretty much cover mind of it

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 15, 2021

You both could be liable to his mother for child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Will I have to pay back child support for children I didn't know that I had?

I married a woman I just started dating because she was pregnant (with twins). We separated after a few months. She told me the kids weren't mine that she was pregnant before we met. I never heard from her again. When she filed for divorce the paperwork said we had no kids. I figured if they... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 15, 2021

No. You potentially owe support only from the time she files an action going forward. She isn’t entitled to snything prior to that. Obviously, I’d get a dna test bc you can’t believe a word she says.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Can i b required to pay child support when i have no rights? Can i do anything to either get custody back or visitation?

I lost custody of my two children roughly 3 years ago. There were no allegations against me however there were sexual allegations brought against the man im with. However with medical exams and such the sexual abuse was unfounded. There was criminal abuse charges brought against him for whooping... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 6, 2021

You can be required to pay child support whether you have contact or not. You should file a motion for return of custody in the court that took them.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Can someone request childsupport if he owes largest back child support amounts in Kentucky? I say lock him up!

My daughters ex has 9 kids from different women. He owes a huge amount and never works. Long story on how he ended up with her kids, but short he lied and it took cps 9 months to get her a case worker. Now he is trying for support.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 23, 2021

Any award he might get would be offset against his arrearage.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: How can they make me pay child support and change my daughters name?

My baby's mother died from a drug overdose and her husband was in prison. But his parents has my daughter and I can't see her or talk to her on the phone. How is it they can change her name and have me pay child support.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 18, 2021

Probably bc you haven’t taken any steps to assert your rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: How is this right or legal?

My baby's mother got married but she died of a drug overdose. When this happened her husband was in prison. But his parents has my daughter! I've not been aloud to see her for years they wont even let me talk to her on the phone.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 18, 2021

You need to file a custody action against her parents and establish paternity and custody. Once fine, you can then gain access or possession or custody of your vaught Ed.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: I have agreement with Indians to pay 50.00 a month is it legal to still garnish my taxes and get my stimulus.

My daughter is 24 it's backpay

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 13, 2021

Yes, unless you also reached an agreement not to do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Lost job in November 2019.With losing the job lost ins. Can they go by my pay then for child support or is it my curren

Got unemployment and we all got medical card. However she by law had to put them on her insurance as well. She had other kids on it that were not mine already. Am I liable for part of her premium? If so how is it calculated? Now I'm self employed grossing 25,000. Will they go by that gross or... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 3, 2021

They should base it on what you’re earning now rather that would years go.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Can I be refunded the child support I have paid while the child has lived with me?

My daughter has been living with me for the past year. Her father is the primary custodian and I am still paying him child support. Can I make him pay me back the money I have paid since the child hasn't been there for him to support. She is 17

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 1, 2021

Depends on your judge. You should have made a motion to terminate it when she moved in with you but you may still be able to recoup some or all of it.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: My spouse was awarded temporary sole custody of my kids. Do I still have the right to take my son to a doctor?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 25, 2021

If he needs emergency treatment, yes. Otherwise, let her handle it until the final hearing.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: My ex overpaid on child support do I have to pay it back?

State of Kentucky

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 24, 2021

Not unless the court orders you to do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Gave up my parental rights July19 2019.

At that time the Judge said no further child support obligations. Then obvDecember 12020 me ex wife is coming back on me saying I owe her 9000.00 child support this is not true and have proven many times that I don’t . On 3/26/2018 I turned in where I had paid and the Judge said no child... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 7, 2021

You need to hire a lawyer and address both the arrearages and the. Ontinued harassment.

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