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1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: I received a letter from the Kentucky Labor cabinet, stating that I owe $6,000 for overpayment of unemployment benefits,

it says I need to pay in full or minimum monthly payment of $250 by December 10th, or will put a lien on my social security number. my question is, How long does that process actually take for them to put a lien on my social security #? I don't want them to take my income taxes. I'm a... View More

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Dec 1, 2023

There's no real way to know how long this action would take, because we're talking about government. however, you should assume now that that your tax refund will be taken by the state. If nothing else, pay the first $250.00 because that might delay things a bit. Figure out an alternative... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: I purchased a used 1999 Ford truck from private party in Kentucky. Although they said it would “make it “ the 3 1/2 hour

Fraudulent listing on marketplace fraudulent mileage. Nothing works, states 1 owner. I’m the 10 th!! Mileage is less than in 2016. Frame is full of holes and rust. I’ve driven it 6 miles. I’m 64 and on a fixed income and boy am I stupid!! I’m out 2k for the truck $700 for uhaul , hotel... View More

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Jan 19, 2023

You should be able to sue him in small claims court in the county where the transaction took place. Save all your records and communications with him. You can hire a lawyer, but that may end up costing you more than the car is worth. They have small claims packets at the courthouse so you can file... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: How do I deal with a contractor who has not completed repairs after 6 mos. and will no answer phone?

We had significant hail damage in June. Our contractor completed all tasks except replacing our gutters. He will not answer phone calls or texts. What are my options?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Dec 27, 2023

Hire an attorney and sue him for breach of contract.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Small Claims, Contracts and Collections for Kentucky on
Q: MCM (debt Coll.) trying to sue me for over a yr. they want a bench trial, what are my next steps?

KY Attorneys Only: *cannot afford attorney, SAHM* MCM has been trying to sue me for cc debt for over a yr. I answered the summons, and everything else like I’m supposed to and never heard back for almost a year. My circuit court sent me a notice to dismiss due to MCM lack of prosecution in a... View More

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Nov 30, 2023

There are people in your town who know what to do. Lawyers. Hire one, because no amount of internet questions and answers is going to get you to the level of knowledge you will need to successfully represent yourself at trial.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: What if you purchased a property and put it in someone else's name and they took it from you

I bought a 3br mobile home when me and my wife split up, it was on my friends property they said I could leave it there until they got a double wide that they wanted to put there. About 7-8 months later they served me with an eviction notice an lied to the judge about who the property belonged to.... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 29, 2023

What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: Issue cashing check

Went to big name store to cash check made to me on behalf of child..the check was from the store claims dept. was told couldn't cash until certain time but they were obviously open..and they are a big corporation..also the check is not large...the check had 1 letter misspelled in my last name... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 15, 2023

Unfortunately, check cashing is a privilege, not a right. Hence, it does not rise to the k look Evelyn of discrimination.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: My ex and I both signed an adoption agreement for a puppy. Does he have the right to take her away from me?

I have solely financially supported her in vet visits, training programs, food, toys everything she needs. My name is on all of her records with the vet, rescue, training, day care.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 2, 2023

No. But if you can’t agree on time with the puppy, you will have to file a civil suit for the court to determine parenting time.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Small Claims and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: I gave permission for someone to use my debit card to purchase one thing online and they purchased multiple things

A former friend had my card saved on their Xbox account and asked if they could use it to purchase something. I gave permission to use it for purchasing one thing, but not 10+ things. We both were in agreement that they would pay me back in full. (This person has a restraining order from their ex... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 2, 2023

Take a criminal complaint against them for Fraudulent Use if a Credit Card in your local district court.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: My old roommate sold off all belongings and left cats abandoned before giving them away.

In 2020 during the height of covid and the winter storm that year I was really evicted and had three cats at the time. I had a "friend" offer to house my cats and then a month later offered to let me move in with them as well. On Father's Day that year I was gone all day and when I... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Dec 29, 2022

You can file a civil suit against the roommate and whomever else sold, damaged, destroyed or gave away your property.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: Made shirts for person who ruined them and now demanding money back

She did not advise me she did this until 24 hours later because the said reason she says she had to wash them was due to animal hair and smoke smell, which is a complete lie. I asked why she did not contact me immediately when her husband returned with them if they were in that alleged condition.... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 18, 2022

Don’t refund anything unless there is some merit to her claim. Otherwise, call her bluff.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: Bank cashed check twice. Am I solely responsible to reimburse?

I have the online banking feature however I have never used where you can deposit a check via picture. Attempted to Tom's to do it and it said the photos were blurry however it said it also would take 3 to 5 business days. I needed the money immediately therefore I went straight to the bank... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 28, 2022

If you received the money twice, you are responsible for repaying it.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: Accused of violating a dvo, I went to court the violation was dismissed by judge before next court date I was arrested

I was arrested for dismissed violation in a different county than the issued dvo was filed and my rights weren't read to me. Truck was towed and if i didn't violate can i get compensation for my jail time and impound fee

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 16, 2022

What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Collections and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: If you take someone to court for dishonor of a prommisary note. Do you need to send a letter of dishonor

Also would this be small claim court sueing for non payment of $4000.00

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Dec 28, 2021

No.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: My daughter is 16 and works at Wal-Mart I went in to speak to her an dthey refused to let me see or speak to her.

Also I never signed a consent form for her to work. Can I sue them?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 11, 2021

No. You don’t have any damages.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Collections, Communications Law and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: Can a debt collector or original creditor still try to sue you if the loan was already cancelled as a part of a lawsuit?

I was contacted by a company on Monday 10/18/2021 called "Assurance Legal Proceedings" via phone stating that they are filing a claim against me in my county for attempt to defraud a loan company. They also said that they have contracted a location service to find me and serve me with... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Oct 21, 2021

Yes. You are being scammed.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: My almost 5 year old has tongue tie which has caused plenty of speech problems and 2 years of a iep and more

She was in and out of the hospital from birth to 6 months the doctors said she was not gaining weight even thoe she was fed every 2 hours. I had the doctors cause so many problems to the point that cps was called everything was unfounded but it's still the point of everything that has happened... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 8, 2021

A Kentucky attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for five weeks. There wasn't a question included in your post, but it seems fairly clear that you're wondering about your legal rights relating to your infant's medical care. One option here would be to reach out to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Juvenile Law and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: What should I do?

My son (7years old) and a neighbor kid (10-11 years old) were playing with a group of kids and the boy was hitting my son in the face with a soccer ball and my son went to kick the kid to get him to stop and the kids phone fell out and broke, and the boys mom said they have a family member who saw... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 29, 2021

Don’t pay for anything. Never reward bullying.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: Took car to get worked on, the shop let it get towed, now it's been junked from impound lot. Like to take legal action.

Have the owner on video saying he'd get it or multiple times and he never did, now he wants to make payments to me but I don't believe him.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 5, 2021

You’ll need to file suit against the shop snd owner.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: Company broke our fence and will not repair to original state. What do I do?

Hired a mowing company who broke our fence. Someone came to assess and only offered to place plywood over broken part which will effect resale value of home and not properly fix the issue. The other option is we repair the entire fence to our liking and to match, and they comp us for the $68... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 18, 2021

File a civil suit against the fence company.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: My older brother keeps using my card on his XBox for $15.89. Can I press charges?

I used it once and told him to take my card off his system, I got a notification a few days ago that it tried to go through again and told him AGAIN to take it off. Now it has went through AGAIN and he's mocking me that there's nothing I can do.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 9, 2021

Cancel the card and get a new one.

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