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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: So, I was driving without a license and my grandfather was in the hospital but ...

But my neighbor didn’t have a vehicle either. And someone hit me but I got the blame cause not having my license. I have an upcoming court date in March and I never been in trouble or had anything on my record at all. I don’t know what to do at my court date. I could plead guilty to not having... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 14, 2021

Hire a lawyer and let them handle it for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Small Claims, Family Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: Can my mother in law sue me for slander when my toddler accused her of touches his private parts?

All I did was confront her and took him to go get looked at by a doctor. Didn't say she did it or anything, just asked her why he would be saying things like that. They live in Wisconsin and we live in Kentucky

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 11, 2020

No. You took the appropriate action.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: I fixed someone's truck and thay just took it without paying I'm not a licensed mechanic what can I do bec I'm out 1000$
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 26, 2020

File a mechanics lien on it and/or sue them in small claims court.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: My husband left and I don't know how to contact him. I have no income and cannot pay all of the bills myself.

How can I get some of his paycheck garnished to me for bills that are also in his name? Can I recoup any money I've spent on mutual bills?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 24, 2020

You must locate him to get him served and then you can get some relief.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: If someone move out of my house almost 2 months ago, are they still intitled to things they left in my house
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 8, 2020

Give them notice in writing to claim them within 30 days and if they don’t, do with them as you wish.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Identity Theft, Sexual Harassment and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: I have a few people upstairs and a person down the road that's harrassing me. I believe they stole passwords to somethin

I hear them all over my house. Non stop harrassing me. Threatening me

Taking photos of me. They stole my Facebook password and changed it on me

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 12, 2020

What is your question!!!

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: How do I collect on missed rent even though the tenant has moved out a month after?

They have a 3 month lease and only paid deposit and one month. They left the 2 weeks after the 3rd month

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 18, 2020

You’ll have to sue them to collect your money.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Child Custody and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: I have a citation where multiple personal details are incorrect. Can i challenge this?

Took place in Kentucky. Weights wrong, cant see officer # or signature, marked non hispanic, my licence type, as well as leaving an entire individual out of the actual report. Was originally a welfare check and person watching the child was never mentioned. Turned into possession charges. The... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 11, 2020

You can challenge it but it won’t impact the outcome of the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Small Claims and Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can I sue for emotional damages or something along those lines? Can I file criminal charges for theft?

My father had me sign a paper which stated that I would be giving him custody of my 3 dogs beginning on 09/18/2019. This was done with the assumption that he would keep all 3 of them temporarily, however, that was never his true intention. On 09/17/2019, a day prior to the paper I signed went into... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 25, 2020

You can sue for the value of the dogs you lost. The “contract” between you and dad is unenforceable, but you can’t get emotional damages from a breach of contract.

2 Answers | Asked in Small Claims and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: What can I do I bought a vehicle from my sister I paid her five hundred dollars-bac in December she refused to transfer

Yesterday she came and stole it from while I was asleep what can I do about that

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 15, 2020

If you have proof you paid her like cash or a receipt, you can recover. If you paid her in cash, you’re probably screwed.

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1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property, Libel & Slander, Federal Crimes and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: Is it legal for a deputy to take my license out of my car if my car was parked on someone else’s property?

My husband was given permission to cut wood for a lady on her property she owned. He even took her firewood. The truck would not start one evening before leaving and he had to leave it parked til morning to come fix it. The next morning the truck was gone. Before I called to report it stolen, I... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 27, 2020

Go apply for a new license. The deputy taking the license is not actionable.

2 Answers | Asked in Small Claims and Probate for Kentucky on
Q: Sister in law passed suddenly in August. She had borrowed $2,000 and owed $1,400 at the time of her death to her

employer. They are taking us to small claims court because they know my husband (her brother) is the beneficiary of the life insurance policy. The office manager has left several messages stating if we just wanted to go ahead and put a check in the mail to them rather than going to court we... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Nov 13, 2019

You do not owe the money. The estate of your sister owes the money. If they have already sued you in small claims court, you should answer saying that the debtor is deceased and you are not liable on the debt. Enclosed a copy of the death certificate. If you are forced to go to a hearing on the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: Yes so, my brothers ex-girlfriend and her mother gave my brother a phone, can they take it from him?

Yes so, my brothers ex-girlfriend and her mother agreed to give him a phone months ago. And now that they are broken up she’s saying that they said he had to give it back if they broke up. But they have no evidence of saying that at the time. If they gifted my brother a phone that they owed on is... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 10, 2019

If it was a gift, he keeps the phone. If it was a loaner, he must return the phone.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: Can company reduce my hours if dr put me on light duty
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 7, 2019

If they can not accommodate you, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: Can I sue my neighbor for his 20 cats using my yard as a litter box. And using my vehicle, deck and driveway as a bed.

I live in KY. He has at least 20 cats that continue to have more liters. I have asked him to keep his cats inside to limit the time they are outside but he doesn’t care. These cats use my yard as a litter box and I have seen worms in their feces which worries me that me or my dog May catch... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 26, 2019

I’d get animal control involved first and then sue later if the problem doesn’t resolve.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Agricultural Law, Federal Crimes and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: Clerk sent my court mail to the wrong side of the country? Utah, aware I live in KY where I was served?

Initially was served a court SC summons, from Oklahoma I reside in KY, postpone 1 apprencd Clerk said mail the next court date, Never receiving and notification, ie letter, certified or any I found out later I got a judgment and my property (horses) signed over which she had sold prior to court..... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 18, 2019

Make a motion to set the judgment aside and show the judge all the erroneous addresses in your file.

2 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Consumer Law and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: Should I accept a $2k settlement or proceed to arbitration in a substandard bathroom remodel complaint against Lowe’s?

I purchased products and contracted with Lowe’s to remodel 2 bathrooms. I signed a contract that stated the length of the project was “TBD” and was verbally told 4-5 weeks. The contractor was unprofessional and did substandard work and I asked that he be removed from the job after 8 weeks.... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 17, 2019

If you have all your proof together, I’d arbitrate.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: I unknowingly purchased a vehicle that was in a flood. Can I legally do anything about it?

Kinda long story,I’ll try 2 shorten it best I can.

(2 vehicles )I purchased a used vehicle from a small town dealer and he told me that all the car needed was a wheel alignment and it would be fixed(on Sat.) the following Mon. I took the car to 2 different certified alignment places and... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 29, 2019

You need to hire s lawyer and sue him for fraud. That’s a double scam.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: What can I do if a judgment was granted against me after paying the agreed settlement

I was sued for 2000, I settled for 500 and have that agreement in writing. I paid the 500 before the hearing and was told the case would be dismissed and no need to go to the hearing. A judgement was granted for the full amount plus court costs. What can I do

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 23, 2018

Redicket the case and ask the court to set aside the judgment and dismiss the case as settled.

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