Adoption family lawOften, the most emotionally charged area involved in any divorce is child custody. We provide the legal representation and guidance required to guide clients through the custody process while minimizing emotional damage to the children. During divorce, a family is disassembled, and two new households are formed. We will help you and your child get through the process intact and with your eyes on the future.

KRS §403.270 requires that a trial court determine custody cases using a best interest of the child standard and provides some guidelines for the court. The trial court must give each parent  equal consideration in making its custody decision. It must also consider all  relevant factors, including, among other things, the wishes of the parents, the wishes of the child, the interaction of the child with his parents and siblings, the child’s adjustment to his home, school, and community,  and information and evidence of domestic violence. KRS §403.320 states that a parent not granted custody of the child is entitled to reasonable visitation rights unless the court finds, after a hearing, that visitation would endanger seriously the child’s physical, mental, moral, or emotional health.

Securing a custody arrangement can be a complicated, stressful undertaking. But it is not something you have to do alone. An experienced attorney can guide you through the process, file necessary paperwork with the court, and put together the strongest case possible. When it comes to something as important as your kids, the assistance of a professional is a must. We will stive to procure to a fair custody arrangement. We invite you to contact us at 1-800-KENTUCKY to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your family law issues. Our law office hours are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We accept major credit cards.

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