Kentucky’s “Best Interest” Standard

By |2022-03-18T15:41:58+00:00February 25th, 2019|Children & Family Law|

By: Jaclyn Zembrodt Taylor, Law Clerk for Melissa Doss Law Introduction If you are involved in a legal custody issue regarding your child or any child in your life, it may seem strange that a judge will make the final determination that binds you to a court order for several weeks, months, or even years [...]

House Bill 528 took affect this month

By |2018-07-20T17:37:03+00:00July 20th, 2018|Children & Family Law, Divorce|

House Bill 528, signed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin in April, states that there will a presumption that joint parenting and equally shared custody is in the best interest of the child. If one of the parties involved believes custody should be different form that, they will have to prove it. Manda Barger and Chris [...]

Summer break is approaching!

By |2018-04-25T15:29:15+00:00April 25th, 2018|Children & Family Law, Divorce|

If you are recently divorced with children, here is a review of the Kentucky Court guidelines for time sharing as the 2018 school year comes to an end. The full document can be found HERE. The following schedules are suggested as guidelines for the parents and the court establishing time-sharing/visitation schedules. Each case will present [...]

How much does it cost to adopt?

By |2022-03-17T15:56:47+00:00December 19th, 2017|Children & Family Law|

While some private adoption agencies charge for the approval process, training and evaluation, the states social services foster and adoption services are free. In some cases, a fee may be required for a physical evaluation. Regardless of agency, according to adopt.ky.gov, In Kentucky, "there are 8,084 ​children in out of home care with an average [...]

The Advantages of Adoption

By |2022-03-17T15:57:32+00:00October 24th, 2017|Children & Family Law|

Adoption affects the child, the birth parents and the adoptive families. It has become a blessing for thousands of families each year. More and more, women are choosing adoption. They understand the benefits of adoption and want what is best for their child. Because of open adoption, relationships can be ongoing between these women and [...]

What happens when a parent doesn’t follow the rules?

By |2017-08-29T14:44:04+00:00August 29th, 2017|Children & Family Law, Divorce|

I recently heard a story about a divorced couple with two children. The former spouses adopted the state guidelines for their divorce which stated the mother retained full custody while the father had every other weekend, one evening on opposite weeks, and a full week a year for vacation. For a short time, everybody followed [...]

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