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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
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.

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: I want to get a divorce. I want my husband to move out today. Can this be done?

I've been asking him to leave for two years. He doesn't work, doesn't pay any bills and refuses to leave. I'm done waiting on broken promises and arguing every single day.

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on May 3, 2021

You can file for divorce at anytime. You do not need his permission. You will likely not be able to have him leave the home right away unless he agrees or there are allegations of abuse etc. A divorce in Kentucky takes at least 60 days if you have children and can be faster if you do not have... Read more »

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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 Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: I'm getting divorced in state of Kentucky and in the past I a restraining order against her for threatening my life.

She has repeatedly made contact with my family members before and after the restraining order, can I sue her for stalking charges

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 12, 2021

No, but you can file a criminal complaint for violation of the restraining order snd for terroristic threatening.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: I’m doing the self help divorce my husband and I have no minor children, properties, or debt we’ve been separated for

Almost eight years i don’t want anything from him and vice versa do I have to have tax returns?

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Apr 7, 2021

You should have a pretty straightforward divorce. I still recommend you consult an attorney to make sure there are not any mistakes. As far as tax returns you do not have to have them off to file for divorce.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: How do i get free divorce
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 5, 2021

Local bar association or legal aid society.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: my husband and I are going through a divorce, does he have rights to my house that i bought before we were married

He initially stated he wasn't going to ask for anything, he is now stating he wants the money he has given me for the mortgage, roughly $14,000 which I obviously do not have. He gave me cash each time and the money did not always go to the mortgage nor is name is not on the house title.

Anna Aleksander
Anna Aleksander answered on Mar 29, 2021

In KY this $14,000.00 would probably be viewed as follows the 14 k unless it came from his premarital account or some other non marital source would be marital property so assuming it is marital money then its only 7k. If only a portion of the 14 k was used to pay for the house then only that... Read more »

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Q: I'm trying to do the self help divorce paperwork because I can't afford an attorney.

My husband and I have no kids together, we don't own any property or vehicles together, I'm not seeking alimony, keeping it simple.

Some of the papers in the self help packet has to be notarized. Does the court do this when I file the papers, or do I have to have that done... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Mar 24, 2021

Yes you can participate without an attorney you can list yourself as pro se because you’re representing yourself. It’s always my advice that you hire an attorney. There are notaries available at the courthouse or you can go to a bank and have your signature notarized. You must sign in front of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: I have t seen my husband in 13 years we have 3 children and I would like to get divorced, how do I go about that

He has had more children since he left me he doesn’t speak to our boys, I have heard off and on that he is strung out I don’t know for sure, he left because I didn’t want him to be a drug dealer when he came home from prison

Anna Aleksander
Anna Aleksander answered on Feb 11, 2021

You can get a divorce even if you don’t know where he is. This would be a limited type of divorce that would result in each person being a separate single individual. However issues of child custody, visitation, and property would have to be reserved for a future time when he can be found and... Read more »

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Q: How do I find out if im still in the will of my deceased ex husband?
Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Feb 9, 2021

I would contact the family member, friend or Attorney he designated to handle his affairs.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Child services opened a case for drug use me and my husband are living with his mom and we are divorcing what do i do

I'm wanting to leave his moms but not without my kids as our prevention plan says we will be staying with his mother for the present time until we provide a permanent address

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 6, 2021

Get a new address. Notify prevention officer of new permanent address. Move there with your kids.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: Divorce Attorney filed motion to drop me as a client. What should be included in my response?
Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Feb 4, 2021

An Attorney and the client both have a right to end the Attorney-Client relationship at any time. You do not have to respond to the motion. You have the right to appear on the motion but unless there is something odd about your case or you have trial in a few days the Judge is likely to grant the... Read more »

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