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March 2018 Archives

Grandparent visitation and a child’s wishes in Kentucky

When parents choose to raise a child separately, the focus is often placed on the best interests of the child, but examined through the lens of the parents' preferences, as they are the ones who usually have the first say in assembling a parenting and custody plan and presenting it to a court for approval. However, parents are not the only ones who may have a vested interest in a custody arrangement and may wish to have input on the process.

Uncontested divorce is not ideal for every couple

When a couple comes to the conclusion that it is best to divorce rather than continue a marriage, they may place a premium on keeping the process civil and responsible. In many cases like this, especially for those with very few assets, it is useful to file for an uncontested divorce rather than litigate every portion of the matter in court. Uncontested divorce is often a welcome relief to couples who fear the divorce process or do not want to stretch the process out unnecessarily.

Can I include child custody in a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement can offer excellent protections and detailed guidance, provided the couple who creates it does so with a nuanced understanding of the legal issues at hand. If an agreement includes stipulations surrounding child support or child custody, a court will almost certainly toss out at least the relevant provisions, and possibly the entire agreement, leaving couples with many fewer protections than they expected.