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Child Abuse and Neglect
T.G. V. COMMONWEALTH, ___S.W.3d___(Ky.App. 2007) Mom appealed family court’s order terminating her parental rights to her infant daughter, A.J.M., and transferring her custody to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services with the authority to place her for adoption.
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T.G. v. Com. –S.W.3d—(Ky. App. 2007), Termination of parental rights. Issues and Holdings: 1. Whether KRS 625.090(1)(a)1 is constitutional. The Court held yes, if the statute is correctly applied. However, the family court did not correctly apply the statute. 2. Whether the family court’s findings under KRS 625.090 were supported by substantial evidence. The Court...
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Lexington Herald Leader, February 6, 2006: Open hearings an issue in parental rights LEGISLATURE TO CONSIDER ADOPTION LAW CHANGES By Beth Musgrave And Valarie Honeycutt Spears HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITERS Same day. Same argument. Two different judges, two different answers.
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Ben Stevens in South Carolina posts the latest on Should Children in Foster Care Receive Help After Turning 18? at South Carolina Family Law Blog.
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We have been reading the news (New York Times, USA Today) of the Memphis child who will be returned in days to her biological parents, after being raised by another family for seven years. I have been waiting to see the Tennessee opinion, which is now online.
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Andrew Wolfson reports in today’s Courier-Journal, Family Court Attoney Fees Stand. I loved the quote from Jefferson Circuit Court Chief Judge, Family Division, Stephen M. George: The importance of work done by GALs and CACs cannot be overstated…There are very few judicial acts that have as profound effects as the actions made involving the parent-child...
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The Kentucky Office of Inspector General has issued its report, available online, on quick trigger adoptions, inter alia. While the investigation is beyond the scope of this blog, many readers will want to read the entire report, parts of which will no doubt be in the headlines in the coming days and weeks. We are...
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Persons with suggestions to improve Kentucky’s system of child protection services will have the opportunity to voice their ideas at a public forum next week in Frankfort. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services is hosting the forum from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, in room 169 of the Capitol Annex....
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Deborah Vetter reports CASA a valued champion for kids in yesterday’s Courier-Journal, a timely topic for those whose New Year resolutions include seeking opportunities to volunteer for worthy causes. Many more volunteers are needed, and these dedicated folks really can make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children. Some quotes from the...
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Com., Cabinet for Health and Family Services ex rel. A.W. and C.W. v. Huddleston et al., 185 S.W.3d 222 (Ky.App. 2006) Issue and Holding: Whether a Family Court can require the Cabinet to maintain residence for children committed to its care in a particular county. The Court held no, the Family Court cannot intervene in...
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