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Providing constancy between households after divorce

One of the common problems many Kentucky divorced parents face is how to implement rules that provide consistency for children living in two different households. Parents typically have differing belief systems on which rules should be established in shared custody situations and how strongly they should be enforced. However, if parents can develop a strategy to create normalcy between households, it can go far in helping the children adjust after the divorce.

Sole custody may not be beneficial for mothers

Many northern Kentucky residents may still believe that fathers should be responsible for financially supporting the family while the mothers stay home and raise the children. In part due to these traditional views, divorce courts still overwhelmingly award sole or primary physical custody to mothers.

A strong parenting plan is better for every member of the family

When two parents divorce, it can have a significant emotional impact on the children. Some Kentucky families may find that it is beneficial to work together on a parenting plan that allows the children to have some continuity of lifestyle and stability, even long after the divorce process is final.

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.

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