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May 10, 2020
Child support and equal time sharing in Kentucky

Child Support and Equal Timesharing

In 2018, Kentucky passed a modification of KRS 403.270, making joint custody and equal timesharing the default. The new law created a rebuttable presumption of permanent […]
March 30, 2020
Parenting Time & COVID-19

Timesharing During COVID-19

It is currently recommended that people self-quarantine, this creates an issue for families with shared parenting time. The Supreme Court of Kentucky has issues an advisory order regarding visitation or shared parenting time in Kentucky during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The current order is in effect until April 24th or until modified by further orders.
March 10, 2020
Shared Parenting Law in Kentucky

Kentucky Shared Parenting Law

July 10, 2019
Divorce in Kentucky

Top 10 Questions About Divorce in Kentucky

Divorce is stressful. If you have decided to file for divorce or if you have been served with divorce papers, you are going to have questions. […]
October 5, 2017
Divorce Attorney

Child Tax Exemptions In KY

In Kentucky, once a couple has divorced, who can claim the child for tax purposes is determined by IRS standards. However, if a parent can prove that awarding them the exemption contrary to IRS standards will actually benefit the child, the trial court can award it to the non-eligible parent.
March 15, 2017
House Bill 427 Kentucky

House Bill 427

Current Kentucky law requires a married couple to be separated for 60 days before they can file for divorce. The proposed law, House Bill 427, would require couples to be separated for 180 days. In addition, every couple with children would have to have a hearing to prove the marriage is irretrievably broken. If a judge thinks they can work it out, the couple could be ordered to counseling.
May 26, 2015
Legal represenation in KY

What To Do With Social Media If Involved In A Case

It is difficult to know all the ways that social media can negatively affect your case, whether it is for an injury you suffered or to determine custody and visitation of your child. With that in mind it is best to always use judgment on what you post online and stop using social media until your lawsuit has concluded in KY.
May 5, 2015
Non-parent custody lawyer

Non-Parent Custody In KY

To gain legal custody rights, a non-parent must show that the parent is unfit, which is often difficult to do. The non-parent must prove one of the following: that the parent is unsuitable and harmful to the child; has signed an agreement to surrender custody; OR that the parent is otherwise unqualified to claim custody.
April 16, 2015
Visitation lawyer Danville KY

Visitation in KY

Visitation or time-sharing refers to the time a parent spends with the child. Generally all parents are entitled to reasonable visitation. This is because all parents have a constitutional right to care for and control their children.