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H.H., ET AL. v. HONORABLE LORI GOODWIN, JUDGE, JEFFERSON FAMILY COURT, ET AL. JEFFERSON, BRECKINRIDGE Cousins sought a writ directing Jefferson Family Court to enter an order granting them temporary custody of Child in the Jefferson County action, estop Cabinet from any activities inconsistent with the permanency goal of adoption, and relinquish jurisdiction concerning the...
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YVONNE M. CENTA v. WILLIAM E. LINDSEY, NO. 14-CI-00123OLDHAM FAMILY COURTWife appealed from an order of the Oldham Family Court terminating Husband’s maintenance obligations because the parties’ decree – entered in 2016 – specified that maintenance would terminate upon Wife’s cohabitation. Husband filed a motion requesting the court terminate his maintenance obligation due to Wife’s...
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D.W. v. Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Commonwealth of Kentucky; N.W.W., a child; and T.A., natural mother, Case No. 2021-CA-1011-ME There are two issues addressed in the present appeal: (1) whether counsel e-filing the notice of appeal for the TPR (termination of parental rights) case in a related DNA (dependency, neglect, abuse) case was...
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Elmis Hamburger v. Michael S. Plemmons, Case No. 2021-CA-0337-MR The Daviess Family Court entered a divorce decree for the parties in 2020.  Following entry of the decree, both parties filed a motion to alter, amend, or vacate the divorce decree.  An amended final divorce decree was entered and neither party filed a notice of appeal nor...
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Cabinet for Health and Family Services v. Honorable Kenneth Harold Goff II, Judge, Breckinridge Circuit Court, et al, Case No. 2022-CA-001059 Relatives filed custody and adoption actions related to their 3-year-old cousin, S.M.H., in Breckinridge Circuit Court. S.M.H. had been in the custody of the Cabinet nearly all her life, after she was born and...
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In re: Michelle Dougherty-Kelsay v. Michael Stephen Kelsay U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Family Court ordered Mother to pay monthly child support and 32% of childcare expenses to Father. Shortly thereafter, Father filed for contempt due to Mother’s refusal to pay certain child related expenses. Child then incurred certain medical related expenses,...
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Robert Andrew Sharp v. Robbin Nelson; Heather Anne Sharp; and Warren County Public Schools, Case No. 2021-CA-1005-MR Natural mother and father went through a divorce proceeding in 2014, and paternal grandmother petitioned for custody of the parties’ two minor children.  The family court granted grandmother’s petition, only to find that grandmother made fraudulent statements at...
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Commonwealth of Kentucky, Cabinet for Health and Family Services v. H.O.; D.J.O., III; and H.J.O., A Child, Case No. 2021-CA-1333-ME Natural father’s parental rights of a minor child were terminated by the Boyd Circuit Court’s order pursuant to natural mother’s petition.  Mother filed her petition pursuant to Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) 625.050, requesting the court...
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C.L. v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, Cabinet for Health and Family Services; B.H., A Minor; and Commonwealth of Kentucky, Office of Lewis County Attorney, Case No. 2021-CA-1188-ME; C.L. v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, Cabinet for Health and Family Services; Commonwealth of Kentucky, Office of Lewis County Attorney; and L.L., A Minor, Case No. 2021-CA-1192-ME; C.L. v. Commonwealth...
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Commonwealth of Kentucky, Cabinet for Health and Family Services v. L.G.; H.M.; and J.M., Case No. 2021-SC-0530-DGE; and J.M. v. L.G.; G.M.; H.M.; Commonwealth of Kentucky, Cabinet for Health and Family Services; and Jefferson County Attorney The underlying facts involve multiple Cabinet investigations and DVO/EPO allegations involving alleged sexual abuse by father, J.M., filed and...
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