ky-law-scales2.jpgThe legal services Family Law Task Force will meet next on:

Date: Tuesday, May 3
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Place: Northside Public Library, 1733 Russell Cave Road, Lexington

RSVP: To register for the meeting, email

Materials: See links below.

Conference Line Call-In: Dial 1-866-740-1260 and enter Passcode 233 3057

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May 3, 2016

11:00 Welcome and Introductions

11:15 Hot Topic Discussions

Nationwide Same Sex issues

  • Lack of legislation for dissolutions of same sex couples
  • Custody standards: If argue best interest standard prevails / opens the door to grandparent standard
  • Use of joint legal parenting agreements

Cabinet for Health and Families Services

  • prevention plans overstepping their bounds?
  • what do you advise your client?

IPOs, DVOs and waiver of the CCW / gun forfeiture

Social Media / Digital Evidence presentation

12:15 Lunch

12:45 2016 Legislative Update

Rich Seckel, Director, Kentucky Equal Justice Center

General Assembly Overview 2016
Top Family Law Bills

1:30 Family Law Practicum

Brandie M. Ingalls, Esq. Staff Attorney, Legal Aid of the Bluegrass
  • Adams-Smyrichinsky v. Smyrichinsky, 467 S.W.3d 767 (2015)

Meg Savage, Esq., Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Petitioners being criminally charged with complicity to violate PO's

1:45 Case / Topic Discussions

How are your courts handling Morgan when appointing GALS?
Is the Cabinet for Health and Family Services overstepping its authority?

2:00 Adjourn