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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: In Kentucky, if a surviving spouse renounces a will, are any parts of a will considered?

Dad was married for less than a year, there is a valid will but he was in process of having new will made. All property is solely in Dads name. Wife has moved everything out of house before inventory was taken. All money from bank account was removed and closed. Checks have been taken that didn’t... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 11, 2022

No. There is no picking and choosing which parts to renounce.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Can she get another epo after she lied and dropped the other one.

I my son ex girlfriend filed a epo and then dropped it and it state he don't deserve to have it on his record and it was dropped, six months later they get back together ,I let him use a mattress and a bedframe on the understanding that it belongs to me can she have another epo against him.... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 10, 2022

Most likely not on the same facts but she can on new facts if they become available.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can I go get my kids from KY. If I granted temp to other party in FL? What are my choices

Willingly gave temporary custody to my sister So i could do two years in prison. She's moved from FL to KY. And is fighting me for them. What rights doni have as far as getting them back. They are miserable and want to come home. My 15 and 14 yr old are doing drugs and vapes. They are... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 5, 2022

No. If you lawfully have her temporary custody, you will have to go back to court to regain custody from her if she won’t relinquish it voluntarily. You may be able to file in Kentucky depending on how long the kids have been there.

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Q: If i runaway could i get in trouble legally? Could my grandparents? Would police have to bring me home even if safe?

I am in ky and I am 17. i feel i cannot stay in this house any longer and i know i would be safe at my grandparents.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 5, 2022

Yes to all. Running away is not the answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: I need find a lawyer agist him that fraud marriage
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 4, 2022

Contact your local bar association or your local legal aid society. They maintain lists of lawyers who can help you.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: My son a daughter we jumped by a bunch of kids their age and older when I called the police they wouldn't file charges

My kids had Mark's and I took them to the er for further evaluation. Can anything be done about these kids jumping mine. I even had a witness to the whole thing and the refused to speak to her

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Apr 29, 2022

Fights happen all the time among young children and the police don’t always file charges unless there are weapons used. Your only other option is to go to the county attorneys office with witnesses and proof and try to file charges through the Warrant Intake process. You could also file a civil... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: I am a minor, and I am wanting to get emancipated, how do I go about it?

I am afraid that CPS will take me away if they find out that I will start living on my own

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 28, 2022

File a petition for emancipation in the district court of the county in which you currently reside. They will schedule a hearing to make a determination.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Tax Law and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: I pay arrears on cs . my case was sent to the irs. can i get the offset stopped via undue hardship & if so how? Thanks

I was ordered to pay cs for 6 yrs on my two kids. 2 seperate cases. i have done 180 days x2, plus got 2 seperate felonies. one for 2 yrs and one for 1 yr. I am primary custodian again and have them back in my home fulltime. My aunt who had them is no longer in the picture and drew a kinship check.... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 26, 2022

You can seek a hardship exemption by filing g an application with the IRS.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Support and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: What does a judge mean by “read the riot act” to a person on pre trail diversion?

My ex wife is on pre trial diversion for child support. I never receive hardly anything (maybe 20 a month), when she’s ordered to pay $500. She had court and I was told the judge “read the riot act” to her. What does this mean?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 24, 2022

That is slang for the judge told her he was going to send her to prison if she didn’t make the most of the pretrial diversion opportunity or if she committed any new crimes. It’s a stern waning not to screw up.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Set for trial

I got a letter today stating my husband’s lawyer has a motion set for trial for my divorce in about 2 weeks. I’ve been having to take my time because I can’t afford a lawyer or find one who will accept some kind of payment plan so I’m assuming because there’s been no movement on my end... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 23, 2022

Yes. It is normal, although you despersttt ER Ky need your own lawyer…..

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: What happens to a epo if the filer went to the person house and sat in there road and wasn't 500ft away from them
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 19, 2022

Nothing. The epo is not against the filer.

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: If deceased parents house is sold to one of the children does that child still get their cut of proceeds
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 18, 2022

Yes. The purchase price should be reduced by the value of the purchasers share to avoid double dipping.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Divorced 2006 Ex was assigned marital home with me having to continue making mortgage payments Her name not on mortgage

Has not transferred to her name. No life insurance on mortgage. I have since re-married and current spouse wants nothing do with this should I pass as all this took place prior to her. I have no will. Any thoughts on what happens in case of my passing with the mortgage?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 18, 2022

A claim could be made against your estate for the balance of the mortgage payments still due and owing, although the house would also be included in your estate if the deed is solely in your name too.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: I have an EPO against me based on 2nd hand info of Lies accusing me of stalking and I never see her and blocked her on

Social media. I do not know what she drives, where she lives or her mother. The judge told me I have to represent myself or hire an attorney which I can not afford. What can I do? I do not have the time for this, I have a disabled son with non verbal autism to care for. I need legal help

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 11, 2022

Contact the Legal Aid Society to see if they can help you review and respond to the DVO against you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: What can I do to get a fair trial The judge is biased And it obvious
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 7, 2022

Get an independent opinion from another lawyer first. Then, you can begin making decisions based on that opinion.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: I'm wanting to know what to do about receiving my back child support.

My ex husband was court ordered to pay child support on our two children. I found out that he's finally going to pay it because that's the only way he can get off of probation. I'm guessing it would come to me because I have never received any type of assistance. I just don't... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 4, 2022

You probably should have a family law attorney review the case and advise you how to proceed with collection.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: The judge is biased and my ex’s lawyer is lieing and I was forced into agreeing with a mediation

The judge and my ex’s lawyer are not being fair they are lieing I been to court four times in four years every time I loose more time with my kids and I never get a explanation and I have only one set of papers signed and they were in 2018 and her lawyer has lied about the law papers to my lawyer... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 4, 2022

What is your question?

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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