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Termination of Parental Rights
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J. v. Cabinet for Health and Family Services, et al.   The Department of Community Based Services was notified that Mother’s children were discovered unattended in a hotel room. Mother had entrusted her children with a friend who left them unattended since 10 p.m. the night before. Mother was in Missouri and stated she did...
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Colorful Stack of Files
Cabinet for Health and Family Services, et al. v. K.S.   Mother advised hospital personnel, after birth of Child, that she did not know how to properly care for Child. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (“the Cabinet”) became involved and took custody of Child, placing him in foster care six days later, where...
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C.J. v. M.S. and Cabinet for Health and Family Services Adoptive parents filed a dual petition seeking to terminate biological mother’s parental rights and to adopt minor child. Following a full evidentiary hearing, the family court entered simultaneous, separate orders terminating Biological mother’s parental rights and granting adoptive parents’ petition to adopt child. The parties...
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Gavel and Scale
A.F. and M.F. v. L.B. and B.B. Maternal aunt and uncle filed a petition to adopt minor child without biological mother and father’s consent under KRS 199.502(1). The Trial court held a hearing and entered an interlocutory judgment thirty-five (35) days after the close of arguments. Biological mother and father sought to dismiss the case...
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Wooden Puzzle
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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K.M.E. v. Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Trial Court granted Cabinet’s petition to involuntarily terminate abusive Father’s parental rights pursuant to KRS625.090 finding that Father abandoned Children, could not provide essential parental care and protection, and failed to provide essentials necessary for the Children’s well-being. Trial Court based its decision on...
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FRY V. CAUDILL Stepfather filed a petition for visitation with stepchildren. Biological father’s rights had been terminated and although stepfather had not adopted the children, they had his last name, called him dad, and relied on him solely for financial support. Mother disagreed testifying the children were afraid of their stepfather. The family court ultimately...
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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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S.S. V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES, ET AL. Family court terminated mother’s parental rights and allowed for step-mother adoption. Mother appealed arguing that the trial court failed in finding it could not appoint counsel on her behalf. The Court of Appeals agreed holding that because an “adoption without the consent...
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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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