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Child Custody and Visitation
T.C. and J.C. v. Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Commonwealth of Kentucky; the Hardin County Attorney’s Office; W.P.; L.P.; and K.C., a Minor Child, No. 2021-CA-0441-ME;  T.C. and J.C. v. Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Commonwealth of Kentucky; the Hardin County Attorney’s Office; W.P.; L.P.; and L.C., a Minor Child, No. 2021-CA-0445-ME; and ...
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S.G. V. Cabinet for Health and Family Services; Commonwealth of Kentucky; D.C.; J.S.; and L.G., a Child No. 2021-CA-0510-ME Warren County Family Court The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (“CHFS”) removed a minor child from Mother’s care when a finding of neglect was determined in a dependency, neglect, and abuse (“DNA”) action.  CHFS placed...
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Cabinet for Health and Family Services v. Batie, et al. No. 2021-CA-0580-ME Boyd County Circuit Court The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (“CHFS”) appealed an order granting custody of a minor child to Grandmother and Uncle of the minor child due to the family members lacking standing to pursue such custody order.  The Kentucky...
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Salame Ajami v. Tescari Solano No. 20-5283 Mother removed the Children from Venezuela to the United States. Father petitioned to have the Children returned to Venezuela under the Hague Convention. Prior to the petition, Mother and the Children were granted asylum in the United States. In the District Court, the parties entered stipulations that Venezuela...
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There may be a time when you need to change a parenting time or custody order. The process will likely start with a motion for modification. When it comes to child custody, one of the most common reasons parents seek out a modification to a prior court order is relocation. Sometimes people may have to...
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Mark W. Carr v. Jessica J. Carr Trigg Circuit Court This matter involves the heavily litigated case of Mark and Jessica Carr. Married in October of 2010, the couple had a son in 2012. In May of 2017, the couple separated. Since then, a the parties have been in a heavily contested custody battle. Jessica...
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F.B. v. E.B., et al. Butler Circuit Court Child was born in June 2014.  The Mother of the Child, E.B., faced criminal drug charges in 2016. With the Child’s father incarcerated and instability caused by the pending charges, the Mother turned to the Child’s Aunt, F.E., asking if the Child could live with the Aunt...
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J.S.B. v. S.R.V. Livingston Circuit Court Questions Presented: Child Custody. Issues involve attempted adoptions of two children to terminate their biological father’s rights (without terminating their mother’s parental rights) as well as the applicability and viability of the parental “waiver” decision of Mullins v. Picklesimer, 317 S.W.3d 569 (Ky. 2010). The issues decided by the...
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MEMORANDUM Moore v. Moore Whitley Circuit Court Questions Presented: KRS 403.340(3). Modification of Visitation. Best Interests of the Children. Risk of Harm. The “Law of this Case” Doctrine. The issue here is whether the trial court erred in failing to make a specific written finding that it was in the best interests of the Movant’s...
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The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (“UCCJEA”), KRS 403.800 et seq., has provisions which permit nonparents to petition a court for custody. KRS 403.822 permits a “person acting as a parent” to petition a court for custody. Mullins v. Picklesimer, 317 S.W.3d 569, 575 (Ky. 2010). A “person acting as a parent” is...
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