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Visitation - Whether or not you are currently going through a divorce, visitation is an important issue to deal with for all parties involved. This is so whether you are seeking a parent visitation right, a grandparents visitation right, or supervised visitation (under certain circumstances). This process may possibly lead to a visitation schedule. Mr. Boyd at (859)288-5107 can advise you on these matters. Additional information may by found at Kentucky Psychological Association and American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Estimated Time Frame - Possibly about 2 to 3 months or more to get a Visitation hearing in Fayette County, Kentucky, possibly dependent upon ex-spouse/other parent of child/children
Note: Child/children must be currently residing in Fayette County, Kentucky and have resided here for the LAST 6 MONTHS for Mr. Boyd to accept the custody case, or call Mr. Boyd for further inquiry.
Note: If you believe your child / grandchild(while not with you, Ex - while with (other) parent during visitation) is being neglected or abused, call Social Services (KY Cabinet for Families and Children)(phone #s in your phone book or call Family Court or Sheriff's Office to get the phone # for Social Services. CAUTION HOWEVER, If this turns out to be a FALSE REPORT and NOT confirmed by the child / Emergency Room Records / Hospital Records / Police Reports / other Adult Witness willing to testify, THIS MAY DAMAGE YOUR VISITATION CASE. If there are any questions in this regard, call Mr. Boyd for further inquiry.
Procedures -
1st - Bring retainer fee to the office(by appointment) and ex-spouse's / (other) parent's current mailing address with you when you meet with Mr. Boyd.
2nd - Then, after Visitation Petition / Motion is drafted, meet with Mr. Boyd to read Visitation Petition / Motion(whether you are seeking a parent visitation right, a grandparents visitation right, or supervised visitation); then after your apporval, you sign Visitation Petition / Motion in font of a Notary Public at Mr. Boyd's Office. Mr Boyd files Visitation Petition / Motion with the Family Court Clerk's Office (you bring the filing fee).
3rd - Then, about 1 week or more after Custody Petition / Motion filed(whether you are seeking a parent visitation right, a grandparents visitation right, or supervised visitation), ex-spouse / other parent is served with Visitation Petition / Motion (additional fee if Sheriff's Office or Constables are involved.
4th - Then, possibly about 20 days or more after ex-spouse / (other) parent is served with Visitation Petition / Motion(whether you are seeking a parent visitation right, a grandparents visitation right, or supervised visitation), Mr. Boyd files a Motion with the Court requesting a hearing. After consultation with you, Mr. Boyd may file along with this same Motion, a request for the Family Court to interview the child/children. If there are any questions in this regard, Mr. Boyd can advise you.
5th - Then, possibly about 2 or 3 weeks or more after Motion is filed(whether you are seeking a parent visitation right, a grandparents visitation right, or supervised visitation), bring Court Appearance fee with you to first Court hearing. (Be aware, the Court, in it's discretion, may Order mediation regarding a visitation issue and Mr. Boyd can advise you in this regard.) The Court may, after hearing all witnesses, make a decision / ruling on this case OR
6th - The Court may interview child/children; the Court may appoint a GAL(Guardian Ad Litem - attorney representing child's best interests); and/or possibly set a second Court hearing. If second Court hearing is set, bring second Court Appearance fee to second Court hearing, possibly final Court hearing in this case.
7th - The Court may order Mr. Boyd or opposing counsel to draft the Final Visitation Order(whether you are seeking a parent visitation right, a grandparents visitation right, or supervised visitation). The Final Visitation Order is drafted and tendered to the Court for the Court's consideration for signature. If and when the Court signs the Final Visitation Order, visitation begins in accordance with the Court Ordered visitation schedule.
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