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Child Abuse and Neglect
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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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K.S. v. B.S. In a Dependency, Neglect, or Abuse proceeding, Family Court entered an order finding that Father sexually abused Child. Father moved the court to order visitation with the child and after a final hearing, the Family Court entered an order granting the Father’s motion to re-establish visitation. In its findings, the Family Court...
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Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Commonwealth of Kentucky on Behalf of the Minor Child C.R. v. C.B. Trial court found child born with drugs in her system to be neglected by Father who had a history of drug addiction, was not compliant with his case plan with the Cabinet, and had a previous involuntary...
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Baby Feet
K.S. V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES Trial court terminated the parental rights of young, autistic mother who was compliant with all Cabinet recommendations. Mother appealed arguing the trial court erred because the Cabinet had not demonstrated the statutory grounds for termination by clear and convincing evidence. The Court of Appeals...
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J.E. , ET AL. V. CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES, COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, ET AL. The Court of Appeals dismiss these appeals as interlocutory holding that “a disposition order, not an adjudication order, is the final and appealable order with regard to a decision of whether a child is dependent, neglected, or abused.” 2017-CA-001751-ME,...
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Child and Colorful Blocks
Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals: C.B. V. CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES, COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, ET AL. The trial court found that Child was neglected by the Father, although Father had sought drug treatment, ceased drug use, followed his case plan, and obtained employment. Father appealed arguing that “the evidence against him...
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R.S., ET AL. V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES CFHS brought dependency and neglect action on behalf of sons as father was a registered sex offender. Their action was not precipitated by any violation of the law. The family court entered orders requiring all contact between sons and father to be...
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MIRANDA V. MIRANDA This matter came before the Court on two separate appeals involving the same parties. The facts of the first appeal concern the marital residence. Pursuant to the parties’ Marital Settlement Agreement, Husband was to pay Wife $15,000.00 after he refinanced the marital home within 90 days. The agreement separately stated that if...
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M.P.R. V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, CABINET FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN, ET AL. The trial court terminated rights of father with a long history of incarceration and drug abuse. Father appealed arguing the court erred in finding he had abandoned child and did not give “appropriate weight to his fundamental rights.” The Court of Appeals affirmed...
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C. K. V. CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERIVCES, COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, ET AL. Mother died in a home fire and the Cabinet took emergency custody of child. The Cabinet placed child with maternal grandmother. The Cabinet also filed a dependency action against Father who had not seen child in over two years. Father “filed...
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