KENTUCKY COURT SYSTEM

Boone County, Kentucky Court System

Boone County has three circuit court judges and two district court judges.  One of the Circuit court judges is a family law judge.  The family court judge presides over matters relating to custody, divorce, child support, and domestic violence.  Hearings in each area are scheduled throughout the week.

The other circuit court judges preside over felony criminal cases as well as civil litigation involving sums of money over $5,000.  The circuit court general civil dockets are typically held on Tuesday mornings, and the felony criminal dockets are typically held on Wednesdays with arraignments and pretrial conferences scheduled in the morning and probation revocations scheduled in the afternoon.

The District Judges preside over misdemeanor criminal matters as well as probate matters and civil matters with amounts in dispute under $5,000.  Criminal, civil, and probate matters can be scheduled throughout the week.

Kenton County, Kentucky Court System

Kenton County has five circuit court judges and three district court judges.  Two of the circuit court judges are family court judges.  The family court judges preside over matters relating to custody, divorce, child support, and domestic violence.  The Kenton County Family Court general motion docket is held on Tuesdays.  In the other circuit courts, felony criminal matters can be scheduled throughout the week.

The District Judges preside over misdemeanor criminal matters as well as probate matters and civil matters with amounts in dispute under $5,000.  Criminal, civil, and probate matters can be scheduled throughout the week.

Can I pursue an adoption when the birth parents do not consent?

It is possible in some instances to adopt a child without the consent of the birth parents. Specific statutory requirements must be met in order for such a circumstance to take place. The adoptive parent should be careful to consider the mental and emotional impact on the child before pursuing this action; yet, the Court recognizes that in some instances, it is in the child’s best interest to terminate the rights of the natural parent(s) and allow the adoption. To better understand your options if your adoption case could be successful, call Hoffman Walker & Smith Attorneys at Law for a consultation.

Campbell County, Kentucky Court System

Campbell County has three circuit court judges and two district court judges.  One of the circuit court judges is a family court judge.  The family court judge presides over matters relating to custody, divorce, child support, and domestic violence.  The Campbell County Family Court general motion docket is held often on Mondays.  In the other circuit courts, felony criminal matters can be scheduled throughout the week.

The District Judges preside over misdemeanor criminal matters as well as probate matters and civil matters with amounts in dispute under $5,000.  Criminal, civil, and probate matters can be scheduled throughout the week.

Gallatin County, Kentucky Court System

Gallatin County has four  circuit court judges and two district court judges.  Two of the Circuit court judges are family law judges.  The family court judge presides over matters relating to custody, divorce, child support, and domestic violence.  Hearings in each area are scheduled throughout the week.

The other circuit court judges preside over felony criminal cases as well as civil litigation involving sums of money over $5,000.  The circuit court general civil dockets are typically held on Tuesday mornings, and the felony criminal dockets are typically held on Wednesdays with arraignments and pretrial conferences scheduled in the morning and probation revocations scheduled in the afternoon.

The District Judges preside over misdemeanor criminal matters as well as probate matters and civil matters with amounts in dispute under $5,000.  Criminal, civil, and probate matters can be scheduled throughout the week.

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