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Why parental rights may be terminated

To some Kentucky parents, losing their parental rights may come as a relief. For others, it may come as a warning to do better to provide for their children. In some cases, a termination is voluntary and may be the precursor to an adoption. There are many different reasons why a parent may lose rights to his or her child. For instance, a child may be taken out of a home because of chronic physical abuse.

Nesting as a custody arrangement

Divorce can be a difficult time for children, and estranged parents in Kentucky and around the country usually approach child custody and visitation talks constructively even when they are mired in contentious negotiations over property division or spousal support. Parents often do all that they can to protect their children from the emotional traumas of divorce, and one of the most recent developments in this area is custody arrangements involving what is known as nesting.

Dealing with family vacations when parents are not together

Kentucky parents who decide to divorce may have to learn how to share time with the children. While this may be easier to do during the school year, vacation times may be contentious if both parents want to spend time with the children. However, there are ways that parents can work out an agreement that allows the kids to go on family trips.

The era of equal parenting time in Kentucky

Last week, the state of Kentucky did what many parents fail to do: look out for the best interests of children during the divorce process. In addition to tasty treats, young people found something else in their Easter baskets. While not expected, it was equally sweet. Kentucky children now have a better chance to see both of their parents after divorce.

The custody battle is yours to lose

If you and your spouse are facing a contentious divorce, you may have serious concerns about the outcome of your situation. While your fair share of asset division is important for your future, your primary concern may be for the custody of your children. The presumption that the mother automatically gets custody is fading into the past, and fathers are winning primary custody in about half of all divorces that involve children.

Brangelina split focuses on child custody

During a divorce, many couples in Kentucky and elsewhere have to consider child custody arrangements in addition to matters such as property division and alimony. Child custody is often a contentious issue. Both parents are likely to want as much time as possible with their children. Equal custody may be an option in ideal circumstances, but it is not always feasible. One or both parents may choose to pursue sole physical and legal custody of the children.

The consequences of not paying child support

Receiving child support is necessary for the well-being of many children in Kentucky. Unfortunately, it can also be a hardship for non-custodial parents who are ordered to make payments. Being unable to afford paying child support can result in serious long-term legal consequences, however, if the paying parent decides not to pay.

Is it beneficial for divorced parents to remain friendly?

If you are going through a divorce and have children, you probably already know that the process is as difficult for your children as it is for you - maybe even more so. Like most Northern Kentucky residents who are dealing with the same challenges, you want to know how to make this process easier for your children to recover from.

Can you move with your child away from the other parent?

One of the freedoms we enjoy in America is the freedom to move from one state to another as we wish. However, what if you are divorced or separated from your child’s other parent, and you decide to move to another state? Can your ex prevent you from moving out of Kentucky?

Domestic violence allegations can impact child custody cases

Child custody cases in Kentucky can be filled with emotions and they can be even more complex when one parent makes allegations of domestic violence against the other. The Advocates for Human Rights points out that in cases where violence between parents has happened, the abusive parent may be seen by the courts as the more cooperative parent. This is not surprising since any recommendations to share custody would be the abused parent’s worst nightmare.

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