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May 2017 Archives

Joint custody: good in theory, but could it work for your family?

Custody is one of the most complicated issues in a divorce, and Kentucky parents work hard to minimize the negative impact that the end of their marriage can have on the children. One of the most common ways to protect the interests of the children is by allowing the kids to have a strong relationship with both parents after a divorce is final.

Beware of changing laws as you cross state lines

Summer is now in full swing throughout the country, which means many people will be packing up their vehicles and hitting the road. Road trips can present many dangers, but one that you may not expect is the possibility of violating laws that vary from your home state. This is particularly true if you live in a state that has recently legalized medical or recreational marijuana.

Don't wait to fight false allegations during divorce

Divorce is a time when many people make poor choices they would not otherwise make. Unfortunately, because of the emotional stress that divorce can present, one parent may choose to make false allegations against the other to gain some leverage over him or her in the courtroom. Whether a parent is motivated by fear of losing custody of children, simply out of spite or for some other reason, false allegations are dangerous for both parties.

Why might I lose custody of my child to the other parent?

When things go sour between parents of a child, working out custody is often very difficult. Even after a custody arrangement is reached, certain actions on the part of parents can revoke their custody privileges. If you are in a contentious relationship with your child's other parent, it is crucial that you know which actions on your part may give the other parent leverage against you.

Who should get the house in a divorce?

When working through a divorce settlement, there are several common points of major contention that can keep two divorcing spouses from reaching a fair resolution in a reasonable amount of time. One of the biggest is the matter of who gets to keep the house. Legally speaking, several factors go into determining which spouse should or can keep a house that the couple purchased.

The legal battle for your rights as a father

As the biological father of a child, you may believe that you have a rightful claim to custody, visitation and the ability to play an active role in the life of your child. However, if your child was born out of wedlock, you may not have these rights until you take the appropriate course of action to establish custody.