House Bill 528 a KY First of it’s Kind

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

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 [...]

By |2018-07-20T17:37:03+00:00July 20th, 2018|Custody, Divorce, Lawyer|0 Comments

Summer break is approaching!

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 [...]

By |2018-04-25T15:29:15+00:00April 25th, 2018|Custody, Divorce|0 Comments

How much does it cost to adopt?

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 [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:50:53+00:00December 19th, 2017|adoption info, Custody, guardianship, Lawyer|0 Comments

What is Family Court like?

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, [...]

By |2017-09-13T18:43:20+00:00September 13th, 2017|adoption info, Custody, Divorce, Lawyer, Opinion, Wills|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |2017-08-29T14:44:04+00:00August 29th, 2017|Custody, Divorce, Lawyer|0 Comments

What is Joint Custody vs. Sole Custody?

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 [...]

By |2016-04-18T16:02:57+00:00April 18th, 2016|Custody, Divorce|0 Comments

Minding the Kids in Divorce: Minimizing the Mental Health Impact

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 [...]

By |2016-03-29T14:16:33+00:00April 2nd, 2016|Custody, Divorce|0 Comments

4 Things You Didn’t Know Your Lawyer Did For You

It’s safe to say that most people know it’s important to have an attorney present when you have to go to court. Court can be terrifying and have far reaching consequences. There are many other reasons, beyond court, to hire an attorney. Here are a few: You can stay focused. Whether you are suing somebody, [...]

By |2016-03-28T20:31:58+00:00March 28th, 2016|adoption info, Custody, Divorce, Uncategorized, Wills|0 Comments
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