Com., Cabinet for Health and Family Services v. A.A.W.K., et al.

Com., Cabinet for Health and Family Services v. A.A.W.K., et al., 199 S.W.3d 199 (Ky.App. 2006)

Issue and Holding:
Whether the Cabinet can appeal an order denying a petition to involuntarily terminate parental rights. The Court held no, KRS 625.110 does not allow such appeals.

Facts:
The Cabinet appealed from a family court order denying its petition to involuntarily terminate the parental rights of A.A.W.K. and J.J.K. By motion of the Court of Appeals, the appeal was dismissed.

Analysis:
KRS 625.110 provides that no party may appeal a court’s decision to deny a petition for involuntary termination of parental rights. Therefore, the Court denied the appeal for lack of jurisdiction.