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Understanding Child Custody in Kentucky

Child support and child support in Kentucky are often the most complicated and contested issues during a divorce. Parties vehemently and passionately fight for what they believe is the best arrangement for their child. Both the mother and the father come before the court equally without any presumption in favor of the mother or the father. Child custody in Kentucky is decided by the court based on what is in the best interest of the child — not what the parents allege is the best custody arrangement. How is Child Custody in Kentucky Defined? Understanding how child custody in Kentucky is defined can help parents as they deal with the emotions and frustration associated with custody disputes. Sometimes knowing what the terminology means can help with the uneasiness and anxiety about what is going to happen. Below are common terms used in a child custody case in Kentucky. Child Custody – Child custody refers to the responsibilities and rights of a parent in child rearing. Physical C


Kentucky Child Support Modification Petitions

Kentucky law is very clear on the matter of child support. The financial support of a child is the obligation of every parent regardless of whether that parent is married to the child’s other parent. Child support issues are often the source of much stress and, unfortunately, there will be times when child support modification is necessary due to a change in circumstances. When this occurs, it is important to understand that you cannot simply stop paying your child support. You must retain an attorney to file a petition for child support modification to obtain an order changing your child support obligation. On the other hand, if you are receiving child support, you can also petition the court for child support modification if there is a substantial change of circumstances. The child support modification process is not limited to either party; however, it is important to hire an experienced family law attorney to assist you with this process. The attorneys of Musselwhite Meinhart &