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Amended Family Court & Juvenile Court Rules

Public invited to comment on proposed amendments by July 31, 2019

The Supreme Court of Kentucky is accepting comments on proposed amendments to the Family Court Rules of Procedure and Practice and the Juvenile Court Rules of Procedure and Practice. The judicial and legal communities and the public are invited to submit suggestions by midnight EDT on July 31, 2019. To view proposed amendments and submit suggestions, see links at right.

  • FCRPP first adopted in 2011 and amended in 2012 and 2017
  • JCRPP first adopted in 2016

Process to Amend Rules

The FCRPP were first adopted in 2011 and the JCRPP were first adopted in 2016. In 2018, the Supreme Court reconvened the Standing Committees on the FCRPP and the JCRPP. The committees are composed of representatives from the judiciary, the bar, and interested state and private agencies. The Supreme Court convenes the committees biennially, or as otherwise needed, to review the rules, address issues, and ensure the fair and efficient exercise of justice in the affected proceedings.

Each committee discussed and developed proposed amendments for its respective rules. During the review, the committees considered numerous comments and recommendations by judges, the bar, state agencies, stakeholders and the public. The proposed amendments reflect the recommended revisions that resulted from the work of the committees.

All comments received by July 31, 2019, will be given to the Supreme Court for consideration. Once a decision has been made on the amended rules, the Supreme Court will enter an order to adopt the rules and set a date on which the rules will be effective.