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Termination of Parental Rights
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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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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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Child on Father's Shoulders
H. M. R. V. CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES, COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, ET AL. Trial court initially found that Father had not abandoned child, but upon motion to alter, amend, or vacate from the Cabinet “concluded that Father had abandoned Child during the time Child was in foster care” referencing Father’s failure to complete...
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M.L.W. V. HEART TO HOME ADOPTION AGENCY, ET AL. Mother consented to adoption of her three children. Father contested the termination of his parental rights and appealed arguing that the findings of fact were insufficient to terminate his rights. The trial court stated that termination was in the children’s best interest, but did not make...
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W. L.C. V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES, ET AL. Mother  appealed the  court order terminating rights to daughter after court terminated her parental rights for daughter and son, arguing the termination was not based on substantial evidence and the  trial should have been delayed to allow her an opportunity to...
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T.W. V. CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES Mother and father’s parental rights were terminated involuntarily by trial court after a hearing. While Mother and Father had counsel present at the hearing, counsel believed he had a conflict of interest and did not participate in the hearing. Although counsel asked to withdraw, the trial court...
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