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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: I am on SSDI and my husband is thinking about retiring. If we were divorced would I be eligible for more benefits

It would be no contest and we would stay living together in our home that is in his name.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 20, 2022

No, but it might be fraud.

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Q: Can I get a divorce changed to an annulment because my ex husband tricked me into marriage and I didn’t know he was impo

I didnt Know he was impotent before we were married. He said we would travel and he wanted to take me so many places. He didn’t. He treated me like a maid instead of a wife. He filed for a divorce without asking me and two policemen brought the papers to my front door. We promised each other we... Read more »

Anna Aleksander
Anna Aleksander answered on Jan 14, 2022

You can file a response and a counter-petition requesting an annulment. Impotence is probably a good ground on which to base a request for an annulment. However, strict statute of limitations typically apply in annulments. Consult with a lawyer.

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Q: Okay so, My ex and I got married in july of 2021, but his divorce wasnt final until july would our marriage be void?

He got divorced in july of 2021, in TN. We married in july 2021, in KY would our marrige been void???

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 7, 2022

Depends on which happened first. His divorce or your marriage.

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Q: Is arbitration,mediation,or court better for my divorce if me and my spouse agree on everything in the divorce.

We have 1 kid but we both agree on that to we just want to get a quick easy divorce that is cheap.

Anna Aleksander
Anna Aleksander answered on Jan 6, 2022

If everything is agreed to then it is an uncontested divorce and there should be no reason for mediation or arbitration. If everything is agreed to, then it is only a matter of drafting the divorce agreement and having both parties sign it.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: How to prove harassment?

How can I prove to Kenton county court in KY that my ex husband is mentality harassing me and its effecting the children?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 26, 2021

You’ll need a psychologist or a psychiatrist to review the case and give expert testimony.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Estate Planning for Kentucky on
Q: In Kentucky...Father has passed, found out he did not change his beneficiary from his x-wife (divorced > 5 years)

He has 4 biological children and 1 adopted child. The wife wants the entire 250,000 life insurance and does not want the children to have any. His oldest son has been named administrator of the estate (no will) Do we have any options to have the life insurance split evenly upon the 5 children... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Dec 1, 2021

You would need to see if the divorce agreement between the parties mentions the life insurance and then you will need to contact and Attorney that specializes in trust and estate litigation.

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Q: Husband threatening to divide joint bank acct, charge me for half rent/utilities. Can he do that?

We have been married almost 25 yrs. Bank account consists of social security payments, both mine and his. We have been talking about divorce but neither of us has filed at this point.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 5, 2021

Not unless you let him. Hire a divorce lawyer and get out in front of him.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: im trying to complete a pro Se uncontested divorce with no children i have papers completed as well as signed , notory

now what do i need to do to complete divorce

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 4, 2021

File with the Circuit Clerks Office in the county in which you reside.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: Can my husband get away with paying zero child Support?

The divorce has been brewing for quite some time but he knows we couldn’t financially survive. Myself and our 2 kids. He works out of town 5 days a week, leaving me to essentially be a single parent. He’s mentioned numerous times he’s talked to a lawyer who was told he would not have to pay a... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 8, 2021

No. Not unless you let him. Hire a lawyer immediately and file.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Can my husband lock me out the day after I leave because he scared me so bad I fear for my life? I have 2 small kids

I have gave him 5000 cash towards 1000 to get my name on the deed. I bought paint flooring insulation paneling back splash and a new toilet plus did half the work fixing and installing everything

Anna Aleksander
Anna Aleksander answered on Sep 25, 2021

No. If a spouse in KY threatens their spouse with imminent harm such that the spouse if forced to leave their home for their safety, that spouse may seek a protective order and possibly regain access to the marital home that way. If granted, it would restrain the abusive spouse from coming near.... Read more »

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Q: If my husband files first and I don't want the divorce can I ask him to pay my attorney fee
Anna Aleksander
Anna Aleksander answered on Aug 4, 2021

No, it is not based on who files first in Kentucky, but rather on the parties' relative financial circumstances. The court may also consider other factors.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: I have been married 17 years. I live at Fedscreek, KY so how long and how much would a divorce cost. We are 39 years old

We also have 3 kids and we all live with his mom. We have a double wide and we're fixing it up to live up there together but he doesn't want to leave his mom and be a man and pay bills so he won't even fix the water or bathroom up there. It's not livable where we are renovating... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 27, 2021

Impossible to say cost. Could be $1,000, could be 25,000. Depends on the amount of time necessary to get it resolved.

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Q: Do I need to file a Separation agreement with the Barren County, KY clerk for it to be binding, or is notarized enough?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 5, 2021

It needs to be signed, notarized snd filed in the Circuit Court Clerks Office.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: How to get divorced in Kentucky if my ex won't sign? We haven't lived together in several years.

I have filed several times over the years and she refused to sign them. What can I do? I am trying to move on with my life. We have no children together. I'm just asking for my name to be off of everything.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 28, 2021

Just get her served with process. She doesn’t have to sign anything.

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: How do you go about handling black mail and false statements made about you during a divorce?

My husband wants to take my children and my home. He is trying to portray me as unfit.

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jun 3, 2021

Hire an experienced family law attorney and they will advise you of the best way to reply to his false claims and secure the parenting time and property time you deserve.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: How come I got Jail time for my first offense shoplifting

I was with my sister and her husband she was the one who scanned everything and I didn't

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jun 2, 2021

It is not normal to get jail time on your first offense for shoplifting unless it is a very large amount or something else happened. Did you have an experienced private attorney representing you?

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: I have joint custody of my daughter and visitation rights and her mother left the state without filing proper documents

She signed a false undocumented illegal guardianship form to her friend without my consent and I had to file an eco which was declined. So I have to file a jurisdiction transfer or do I? She was in Kentucky but is now in Florida how would that work?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 24, 2021

File a motion for her return snd modification of the parenting schedule in your Kentucky case.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can my wife keep a pup sired buy my male shihtzu

She has filed for a divorce and the pups were born why we were married

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on May 22, 2021

If the mother of the pup was pregnant during the marriage she would have a property right claim to the pup just as you would.

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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.

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