Kinship Virtual Webinar Resource- “Custody and Adoption-What does it all mean and What are my rights?” LIVE Webinar Recording


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Custody and Adoption-What does it all mean and What are my rights? LIVE Webinar was presented on 2/21/2023 and provides helpful insight into the rights of caregivers under different types of legal custody. This resource is also designed to help its viewers understand the process for adoption.

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For Kinship caregivers, taking care of a kinship child involves being involved with the court system-which can sometimes be very scary! From Guardianship, to Temporary Custody, to Permanent Custody, even De Facto Guardianship, and Adoption-It’s confusing! What does it all mean? What are your rights as a caregiver with any of these types of legal custody? What about Adoption-does that change anything and what do you have to do if you want to adopt?

In this webinar, we learned what each of these types of custody means for caregivers, what your rights are as a caregiver, and the process for adoption.

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Carl Devine was appointed by Governor Andy Beshear on March 7, 2022 to fulfill the remaining term of the Fayette Family Court 6th Division retiring Judge and remained in this role until the recent election in November 2022. Carl is experienced and passionate in helping families navigate the various complexities of family court. As an attorney, Carl was an advocate for his clients while maintaining a positive temperament that has earned him the respect and trust of his peers. Carl is especially skillful at reaching peaceful resolutions for many of his clients.

A Kentucky native and resident, Carl Devine grew up in Springfield, Kentucky and has resided in Lexington since 1994. Carl graduated from University of Kentucky College of Law in 1997 and has dedicated his 25 year professional career to the practice of family law. He has practiced in all aspects of family law including divorce, custody, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, child support, paternity, adoption, and grandparent visitation. Carl is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Fayette County Bar Association. Carl has also been a member of the Grandparents/Relatives as Parents (GAP) Committee since 2006.

Disclaimer: The information presented in this webinar and PowerPoint is current as of February 21, 2023. Please be aware that information can change as needed, directed, or required by law or governing institutions.