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Amy B. De Renzo

Amy De Renzo’s Answers

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  • If I feel that my ex have narcissistic treats how do I get full custody of my two girls that we share together!

    Amy’s Answer

    In Kentucky, joint custody is the default position and the courts have discretion to grant sole custody to one parent but it is very difficult for that to occur. There is a host of criteria the judge must review in your case to determine if it is in the best interest of your girls for you to have sole custody. I recommend that you contact an attorney to help you with this one. Good Luck!

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  • What is the procedure in Ky for changing a marriage settlement agreement.?

    Amy’s Answer

    Once a settlement agreement has been signed and filed, it is difficult to modify its provisions, except for parenting time and child support, though if you and your ex agree to the revisions, you can file an agreed order representing your agreed modifications.

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  • Can I move out of state ?

    Amy’s Answer

    You can't move without the courts approval in this situation. You only have temporary custody. But if this award resulted from a cps action, then the court will likely permit you to move unless it would effectively limit or completely abolish any chance of future parenting time with the parents.

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  • Can I claim half of the property tax on my home that was sold last year after our divorce was settled?

    Amy’s Answer

    Generally speaking, you cannot claim half the taxes on a property that you did not pay for monthly, reside in monthly nor were awarded in the divorce. When a divorce is settled completely, the terms regarding this should have been included. Typically and without inclusion otherwise, the asset benefit follows to the person awarded the asset and the same goes for debts.

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  • How do I do a written defense

    Amy’s Answer

    It sounds like your received a Petition for Divorce and you do in fact have 20 days to respond. Basically you can go through each of his allegations (sentences) and respond with whether they are true or not. Then at the end, you can simply state what remedy you would like out of the divorce, like whether you ahve marital assets and debts to be divided and address the custody of any children you may have together. However, this is not comprehensive and you should seek the personal advice of an attorney to be certain to cover all you should request in order to protect yourself in your divorce. Good luck to you!

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  • How long does it normally take for a divorce to be final for inmate in Ky that filed

    Amy’s Answer

    Typically, once a person is served with divorce paperwork in Kentucky, the other party has 20 days to file a Response, but if that party fails to do so, then the filing party may file for a default judgment which may end with a hearing date with a conference call from the judge with the inmate. If there is a response and an agreement is filed between the parties, the judge just needs a copy of the correct paperwork and he/she can sign without the necessity of a court appearance quickly.
    The documents generally needed in an uncontested divorce/agreed upon divorce are as follows:
    Petition, Response or Entry of Appearance, Verified Case Disclosure, Acknowledgement, Settlement Agreement, Proof Affidavit, Motion for Decree and Decree. Generally, the faster all appropriate documents are filed, the faster the divorce can be granted. It could take as little as a month or as long as it takes to get the appropriate documents., Good Luck!

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  • Can I get in trouble for claiming our child when the decree says NCP shall on taxes

    Amy’s Answer

    Since the divorce decree gave the NCP the ability to claim, you need either an agreement from the NCP or a court order to permit you to claim that on your tax return. Otherwise, you would be held in contempt of court.

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  • Is using mothers debit card illegal if she is deceased in Texas?

    Amy’s Answer

    The only way in which this would be legal is if your brother was a signor on the account, or had a POD (payable on death) designation at the bank. Otherwise, the use of a deceased person's bank accounts is not permissible unless there is express consent, which may be given by a court.

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  • How can I get custody?

    Amy’s Answer

    There is quite a lot of information still necessary in order to assess your question. For example, we need to know whether the child was removed pursuant to a statute allowing a government agency, like Child Protective Services, to remove the child based on the allegations. Further, we need to know whether you have been determine to be the biological parent and whether you have history with CPS and the criminal justice system. In any case, you should definitely seek the advice of an attorney to advise you but be ready to answer the above questions when you meet with the attorney. Good Luck!

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  • Can i get full custody of the baby?

    Amy’s Answer

    Your request depends on the laws of your state, or the home state of the baby. Unless you have specific documentation permitting you to be able to raise the baby on your own, which your state may require, you may be required to be under the custodial supervision of an adult like your mother, along with your child under you reach the adult age. If your state permits you alone to be the custodian of the baby, then your chances are pretty good of moving forward for custody. In your case, you really need to seek legal advice from a family law attorney in your state. Good Luck!

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