Joint Custody Now Default In KY

New Joint Custody, Equal Time-sharing Law Becoming Effective

On July 1, 2018, the default for separating families will be joint custody and equal parenting time or time-sharing in Kentucky. Kentucky lawmakers unanimously approved the new law. The default in Kentucky now, is that both parents have an equal say in legal, educational and medical decisions for their child(ren). And that each parent should spend as close to 50/50, equal time-sharing with the child(ren) as possible. The presumption can be overcome is the situation is such that joint custody and equal time-sharing would not serve the best interest of the child(ren).  Continue reading


Emergency Protection Order (EPO) v. Domestic Violence Order (DVO) In Kentucky

In Kentucky, victims of domestic violence have two means by which to protect themselves from reoccurring violence—an Emergency Protective Order (EPO) and a Domestic Violence Order (DVO).

 What Qualifies As Domestic Violence And Abuse In Kentucky?

Kentucky Revised Statute 403.720(1) defines“domestic violence and abuse” as physical injury, serious physical injury, sexual abuse, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical injury, Continue reading