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Determining Child Custody and Visitations Without a Lawyer

By John H. Ruby |

In a divorce or legal separation, it is fairly common and understandable for the couple to reach a custody arrangement without wanting any involvement of the court in their personal lives. If the parents consider the needs of children as their first concern and mutually agree to a visitation schedule in a mature manner,… Read More »

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Custody and Moving Out of State: What is the Kentucky Law Regarding Child Relocations?

By John H. Ruby |

During divorce proceedings, various terms and conditions are agreed upon that are entered into the final decree. One of the most important areas that is covered during these proceedings is child custody. Kentucky now has a legal presumption that joint custody and equally shared parenting time is in the best interests of the child…. Read More »

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Do Children Have a Say in a KY Custody Case?

By John H. Ruby |

Like with many other family law issues, the short answer to this question is, “it depends.” Kentucky does allow the courts to consider the child’s opinion when deciding who receives custody, but the state has no predetermined age when the child’s opinion is to be considered. The amount of weight that is given to… Read More »