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

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