Child Custody Lawyer in Lexington, KY
Protecting Your Parental Rights
You do everything in your power to be the best possible parent. If you are separating or divorcing, however, having a well-structured child custody and time-sharing arrangement in place is important in order to provide your children with a stable, nurturing environment.
At Fowler Bell PLLC, we have the skill to diligently and intelligently protect your parental rights and your relationships with your children while helping you develop a custody and time-sharing plan that works.
Child Custody Law in Kentucky - What You Need to Know
Our child custody services center around creating a time sharing agreement that works for our clients. In Kentucky, the subject of child custody is handled similarly to many other states. Decisions handed down by the court will hinge on what is in the best interests of the child or children. Ultimately, this decision is based on a number of factors, so a good attorney is key to positioning yourself for success.
When Will I See My Children?
When you separate or divorce, who gets to spend time with the children on holidays, weekends, and evenings? It all depends on how you structure your split.
Many parents devise their own time sharing arrangements by defining visitation schedules, primary residences, and other relevant factors in their separation agreement terms. In other cases, they leave such determinations to the court system, which focuses on providing for the best interests of the children. Although self-made agreements are subject to final review by a judge, once they are formalized, they become court orders.
Creating an Effective Time Sharing Agreement
Discussing your circumstances with our attorney will give you the legal knowledge you need to craft a workable and enforceable agreement in Kentucky. Parents who do not uphold their obligations may face penalties, so it is wise to adopt a forward-thinking approach from the start.
Our attorney has many years of experience helping parents devise effective time sharing plans. We are devoted to guiding you as you protect your family’s future.
Modifying or Enforcing Time Sharing Plans
You may find it challenging to adhere to your current arrangement, or your ex-partner may fail to comply. In either case, we can help you resolve your concerns by petitioning the court for a modification to or enforcement of an existing order.
Answers to Common Child Custody Questions
The short answer is that it depends. While some joint custody cases will result in no child support, many will still include some sort of child support plan. Contact our child custody attorney for more information.
In Kentucky, children are not deemed mature enough to decide their custody agreement. Therefore, it will ultimately be the decision of the parents/guardians and the court until the child reaches legal age.
Courts in Kentucky are required to be neutral regarding the sex or marital role of the parent.