Co-Parenting Communication Solutions: The Child News Report

By |2020-03-28T01:08:00+00:00January 6th, 2020|Custody, Divorce, Partnership agreement, Uncategorized|

By: Jaclyn Taylor January 6, 2020 Unfortunately, when going through a divorce or a case involving the custody of minor children, communication between parents is not always the greatest. Thankfully, there are many options to choose from when it comes to enhancing communication between co-parents. A big concern between co-parents is being involved in the [...]

House Bill 528 a KY First of it’s Kind

By |2018-07-20T17:48:09+00:00July 20th, 2018|adoption info, Custody, Divorce, Lawyer, news, Partnership agreement|

Jason Griffith, Opinion contributor for Cincinnati.com provided an insightful piece on this new legislation that took affect this month titled "Opinion: Black fathers benefit from Ky.'s new joint custody law". House Bill 582 makes Kentucky the first state to have a shared parenting from the beginning. On July 14, Kentucky became the first state with [...]

House Bill 528 took affect this month

By |2018-07-20T17:37:03+00:00July 20th, 2018|Custody, Divorce, Lawyer|

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|Custody, 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 |2017-12-19T18:50:53+00:00December 19th, 2017|adoption info, Custody, guardianship, Lawyer|

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 [...]

What is Family Court like?

By |2017-09-13T18:43:20+00:00September 13th, 2017|adoption info, Custody, Divorce, Lawyer, Opinion, Wills|

I get asked all the time what family court is like? Does it feel like a criminal court? Can I plead the fifth? Guilty or not guilty? Family court in Kentucky is different than other courts and uses a case management system. It’s focused on one family, one judge, and one court. According to Ky.gov, [...]

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

By |2017-08-29T14:44:04+00:00August 29th, 2017|Custody, Divorce, Lawyer|

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 [...]

What is Joint Custody vs. Sole Custody?

By |2016-04-18T16:02:57+00:00April 18th, 2016|Custody, Divorce|

Your attorney should explain the difference is between joint custody and sole custody—but here are the basics.  When the court does not believe the parents can cooperate well enough to work together for the child, the court will award sole custody to one parent over the other. In most cases however, joint custody is based on the [...]

Minding the Kids in Divorce: Minimizing the Mental Health Impact

By |2016-03-29T14:16:33+00:00April 2nd, 2016|Custody, Divorce|

New research finds silver lining in kids’ resilience, but experts emphasize vigilance. ORIGINAL ARTICLE By Michael O. SchroederJan. 19, 2016, at 2:44 p.m.  With up to half of marriages in the U.S. ending in divorce – and rates of divorce higher for subsequentmarriages – many children face challenges from their parents’ split that can follow [...]

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