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Custody mistakes for parents to avoid

For Kentucky estranged parents, a divorce and associated child custody hearings can be emotional events. However, it is important for a parent to avoid making unforced errors such as talking about the case to a friend or otherwise being transparent about his or her legal strategy. Ideally, the only person parents will talk to during a child custody case is their lawyer.

Child custody modifications for disabled parents in Kentucky

It's common for one parent to end up with child support obligations after a divorce. Support obligations are based on the income of the parent in question. Therefore, if a person's income is reduced, they may be able to petition to have their payment obligations lowered.

Dealing with a family businesses in a divorce

Husband and wife entrepreneurial teams are not uncommon in Kentucky and around the country, but deciding how to divide business assets can become a contentious subject when these couples divorce. Some married business owners choose to tackle the issue directly by putting detailed buyout clauses into place, which is a step that the founders of a thriving New York-based software company may wish they had taken.

When parents move to avoid child support

Many Kentucky parents who have gone through a divorce have child support orders in place that require their children's other parent to pay monthly support. Unfortunately, some parents are deadbeats who willfully attempt to avoid paying child support and sometimes move to other states in order to evade their obligations.

Thinking about the kids during a divorce

For many Kentucky parents, getting a divorce can mean splitting up the family. They may not get to see their children as often as they would like and the stress and arguments can result can potentially have an impact on the children. As such, it is in the best interests of the children for parents to put them first.

Child support debt does not go away after a child turns 18

A Kentucky parent who is not receiving court-ordered child support payments from the other parent may be able to collect on the back payments after their child turns 18 years old. Although most child support orders are terminated once a child reaches adulthood, a noncustodial parent's obligation to pay the outstanding child support balance will not go away.

The importance of parental cooperation after divorce

Kentucky parents might expect that after a divorce, the amount of conflict they have with each other might dissipate. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. However, they must be careful to avoid exposing their children to that turmoil. They should also not use their children as messengers or as sounding boards for their frustration. Parents who need additional support should turn to friends or a therapist.

Handling child custody exchange problems

Child custody is an important legal issue when parents become separated or divorced. Kentucky law provides parameters and rights for parents and children when determining custody issues. Generally, parents have the right to visitation with their children regardless of other child-related issues such as payment of child support.

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