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  • Does Kentucky have parenting time guidelines?

    If a parent does not allow visitation during such time can he/she be held accountable in a court of law?

    Donald’s Answer

    Visitation is either by agreement or court order. A person can be held "accountable" for violating a court order. There are parenting time guidelines. To find out how they might apply to your situation, you should speak to a lawyer who practices in this area of the law.

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  • My grandmother quick claim deeded her house to me one year ago

    My grandmother quick claim her house to me and my partner. It has been about 13 mths ago now my uncle has persuded her to sue us to get the house back. we went threw a lawyer and all was completly legal this is in the state of ky. What can happen?

    Donald’s Answer

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    Quit claim deeds are not hard for an attorney to prepare, so as long as you went through an attorney it may be quite difficult to find something wrong with the deed. My colleague mentioned some of the grounds by which the transfer could otherwise be challenged. Once a gift of property has been properly transferred and no surrounding circumstances allow the gift to be challenged, your grandmother is not going to be able to get it back.

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  • I am a single mom to my son, his father is not in our lives. If something should happen to me such as untimely death, how do I

    Go about appointing custody of my son to a friend rather than his grandparents or next of kin. I have an unhealthy relationship with my parents and would not want them raising my son. Do I need a will, power of attorney papers, etc.?

    Donald’s Answer

    You can express your wishes in a will, but it would be up to a court to determine who should raise your son. A "friend" is not a traditionally-favored person under the law. A follow-up question from an attorney might be what kind of rights you would be willing to give the friend now, and to what extent the friend uses those rights, that could help accomplish your goal in the event something happens to you.

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  • Will my husband be deported after serving his federal sentence of re-entry? Is there anything I can do to keep him here?

    His scheduled release date is 2-29-2012. We are married with a child and he has a child from a previous relationship. I am trying everything I can to figure out if he will be deported and if so, is there ANY way possible I can bring him back or ge...

    Donald’s Answer

    I defer to my learned colleague's detailed response, because I do not practice immigration law, but I am a criminal lawyer. For anyone else reviewing this question in the future, these issues need to be addressed prior to any plea agreement or criminal trial. You should not have this kind of question now.

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  • Can a person be forced to pay for your labor with only a verbal contract?

    Son was contacted by a neighbor that pours concrete and said he had a contract with a local homeowner to pour his driveway and wanted my son to use his equipment to remove old concrete and he would pay him. Contractor got sick, then Homeowner cam...

    Donald’s Answer

    Your son may have an oral contract and/or an equitable claim (quantum meruit). Whether it makes sense to hire an attorney depends on the amount in dispute and how the attorney is to be paid for the case.

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  • My friend is charged with 1st degree robbery in kentucky he was the driver and didnt know what they did how much time can he get

    My friend is charged with robbery of the 1st degree he drove some friends to a friends house (so he thought) and they robbed the place and he had no knowledge of what they were intending to do he has no record what can happen with a good lawyer

    Donald’s Answer

    A good lawyer will investigate the alleged crime, talk to witnesses, review the physical evidence, and either obtain an agreement that your friend will accept or take the case to trial. Your friend should not talk to the police without first receiving advice from a lawyer. You may have to retain the attorney if your friend is still in jail. If you are able to bail him out of jail, the bond may help to pay the attorney's fee, if that is acceptable to the attorney.

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  • Is it possible to find out who a vehicle is registered to?

    In a divorce case the husband has a truck which he has driven for 3 years (the truck is an 2006 or 2007) In the divorce he states it is not in his name therefore not to be included in the divorce settlement. The attorney says she can't do anyth...

    Donald’s Answer

    Call the county clerk and maybe they will tell you. I have had them give me the information simply based on knowing the driver's license. I think you need to know more about any conveyances to determine whether the court may be able to do anything about it. You should decide, based on the value of the truck, whether it makes sense to get someone else involved in finding this out.

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  • Someone I knew used my identity to turn on utilities, that person is now pasted away. What can I do?

    A family member got a hold of my information and had utilities turned on. I did not know about it until after they had past away. what can I do? I tried to contact the owner of the property to get copy of their lease to prove I did not live there,...

    Donald’s Answer

    You should talk to the Kenton County Attorney's office about the possibility of filing charges, which may help with any insurance claim. See if your homeowners' insurance covers identity theft. Unless the utility company is suing you for alot of money, it may not make sense to hire a private lawyer. But before you pay them anything, it may be best to get a lawyer.

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  • How do obtain custody of my children whom live with me if i cant find their father.

    My children have not seen their father in almost 7 years. I want to get custody of them but i am unable to do so because he can not be located. I have tried to get him into court for several other reasons and they are unable to locate him. What sh...

    Donald’s Answer

    You may need to hire a private investigator to locate him, but that is only part of the problem. You also need to make sure he is properly served. You should use an attorney to get this done, because you may not get a second chance if the service is not done right the first time.

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  • Do i have to give my daughter grandmother guardianship in order for her to enroll my daughter into school

    My job i work at 4am and I dont get off work til 9 or 930am and my daughter grandmother said she can stay at her house and she take her to school every morning and i pick her up. when she tried to enroll her in school they said she has to have gua...

    Donald’s Answer

    If you and the child's grandmother live in the same school district, you should be able to enroll the child yourself. If you are in different school districts, you may be able to pay an extra fee to enroll her there yourself. If you are going to use the grandmother's address and not pay any extra fee, the district may require the grandmother to have guardianship. Unless the school specifically requires guardianship though, there IS a way to give the grandmother the authority to enroll the child in school (or take the the child to the doctor) WITHOUT giving her guardianship. I would be reluctant to give the grandmother any more authority or rights than necessary to get the job done. A lawyer can help to get this done with minimal possible harm to your own rights as a parent.

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