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Child Abuse and Neglect
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D.L.B. v. Commonwealth http://opinions.kycourts.net/coa/2019-CA-001168.pdf Father appealed a finding that he physically abused his son. The caption of Father’s notice of appeal listed “In re: [D.L.B., IV, a minor child” and “Commonwealth of Kentucky, Cabinet for Health and Family Services” as Petitioners. The body of the notice of appeal named Father as the appellant and “the...
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T.S. v. Kentucky, et al. Grandmother, and custodian of the children at issue herein, was named as the person responsible for abuse and neglect the court found to have occurred. Grandmother appealed. The Court of Appeals ordered Grandmother to show cause why the appeal should not be dismissed for failure to name the Cabinet for...
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T.C. v. M.E., et al.   Mother and Father had joint custody of Child following divorce. Mother was designated the primary residential parent. During a period of Father’s parenting time, Child injured his arm at Father’s mother’s home when Child and Father were playing. While running and jumping together, Child lost his balance, and Father...
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M. v. Allen County Attorney’s Office, et al.   Father appealed Family Court’s dispositional order in a Dependency, Neglect, and Abuse (“DNA”) matter. Father did not name the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (“the Cabinet”) as a party to the appeal. Father failed to respond to the Court of Appeals’ Order requiring him to...
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K.S. v. Cabinet for Health and Family Services, et al.   The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (“the Cabinet”) filed DNA petitions for two children of Mother and Father alleging Father abused one child and placed the other at risk of harm or neglect due to the alleged abuse. After the parents’ third child...
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S.T., et al. v. Cabinet for Health and Family Services, et al.   In a dependency, neglect, and abuse action, after a temporary removal hearing, custody of the minor children at issue was given to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (“the Cabinet”), which put the minor child in foster care. Mother eventually named...
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Stacked Books
G.P. v. Cabinet for Health and Family Services Trial Court committed minor child to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Father argued the Trial Court erred when it failed to place minor child with Stepmother, or, alternatively, with one of three blood relatives. Stepmother was not biologically related to minor child and Father failed...
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W.L.F. v. Cabinet Trial court entered an order denying Father’s motion to place his minor child with him or to permit unsupervised visitation. Court of Appeals dismissed Father’s appeal because the order of the trial court was interlocutory as it did not preclude Father from seeking similar or expanded relief in the future. Digested By:...
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F.V. v. Cabinet Trial court terminated Father’s parental rights pursuant to KRS 625.090(2). As grounds for termination, the trial court relied upon Father’s criminal history, alcohol abuse, and a ten month period of incarnation. While incarcerated, Father attended substance abuse classes and parenting classes. Once released, Father continued to attend substance abuse classes, provided weekly...
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Flag of Kentucky
S.B.P. v. R.L. and M.L. Biological Father, a federal inmate, of minor child, challenged judgment of adoption entered by Trial Court. The case was initiated by a petition filed by Child’s Maternal great-grandparents seeking involuntary termination of Father’s parental rights and voluntary termination of Mother’s rights. The petition was later amended to add a prayer...
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