§ 625.020 Circuit Court jurisdiction
§ 625.025 Extension of wardship to age twenty-one
§ 625.040 Petition
§ 625.0405 Appointment of attorney to represent indigent parent for termination of rights for purpose of adoption — Expenses paid by prospective adoptive parents to be submitted to court — Penalty
§ 625.0407 Attorney not to represent both biological and adoptive parents — Penalty
§ 625.041 Party to action — Guardian ad litem to be appointed
§ 625.042 Conduct of hearings
§ 625.043 Termination orders
§ 625.044 Child’s right to inherit following termination
§ 625.045 Confidentiality and sealing of files and records
§ 625.046 Effect of termination order
§ 625.050 Petition
§ 625.060 Parties to action — Intervention of foster parent
§ 625.065 Putative father party to proceedings
§ 625.070 Service of process — Copy of petition to foster parent
§ 625.080 Conduct of hearings
§ 625.090 Grounds for involuntary termination of parental rights
§ 625.100 Termination orders
§ 625.104 Child’s right to inherit following termination
§ 625.108 Confidentiality and sealing of files and records
§ 625.110 Appeals
§ 625.120 Regulations

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes > Chapter 625 - Termination of Parental Rights

  • Action: includes all proceedings in any court of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Attorney: means attorney-at-law. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Certified mail: means any method of governmental, commercial, or electronic delivery that allows a document or package to have proof of:
    (a) Sending the document or package. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Federal: refers to the United States. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Month: means calendar month. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Treatment: when used in a criminal justice context, means targeted interventions that focus on criminal risk factors in order to reduce the likelihood of criminal behavior. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.