Child Tax Exemptions In KY

Child Tax Exemptions For Divorced Families In Kentucky

An issue that most don’t consider as part of a divorce is child tax exemption. That is until April comes around. Divorces addresses child custody, time-sharing, and child support. But what about who gets the right to claim a child as a dependent for tax purposes?

That issue has been addressed by the Kentucky Supreme Court in the case of Adams-Smyrichinsky v. Smyrichinsky. The Kentucky Supreme Court addressed the authority of Kentucky trial courts to award tax exemptions. Continue reading

What To Do With Social Media If Involved In A Case

What Should I Do If I Have Social Media Accounts And A Legal Case In Kentucky?

It is best to assume that all of your social media accounts will be reviewed as a result of your case.  Posts on social are not confidential and can come into all types of legal actions, including family law (like divorce or custody actions), criminal defense, and personal injury (like auto accidents and wrongful death) cases.   Therefore, recommend you complete the following steps so your case isn’t negatively affected by social media and/or the internet: Continue reading

Non-Parent Custody In KY

Non-Parent Legal Rights To Children In Kentucky

Non-parent custody issues often arise where a parent has proven unfit to care for a child, and a non-parent must step in to provide care for the child.

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. Continue reading

Visitation in KY

What Is Visitation In Kentucky?

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

Usually a judge defines what amount of time-sharing is reasonable by setting out a schedule, which rotates the child back and forth between the parents. This schedule will generally take into account how far apart the parents live and the child’s school schedule as well as other factors. Some parties decide to come up with their own arrangements, which they present to the court as a “parenting plan.” Continue reading

Custody In Kentucky

What Is Custody In Kentucky Mean?

Understanding what child custody means in Kentucky can be difficult. Custody in Kentucky is used to mean a variety of things in Kentucky Courts, and can refer several different types of “custody.”

Physical Custody

Physical custody in Kentucky only means that parent has the physical care and control of the child on a daily basis. This would include daily, hands-on care, like feeding and bath of the child. And can include the responsibility of making sure the child attends school, arrives on time and prepared. Continue reading