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Kentucky Family Law: Changing Your Parenting Time Agreement

Following divorce or separation from one's partner, if children are involved, in Kentucky a parenting time agreement is generally put in place. While there is always hope that this one agreement will be all that is needed until the children are grown, for many families it does not work that way. Sometimes there is a need to change the parenting time agreement. A family law attorney can help with modifications to the parenting time plan.

Divorce or separation, which family law move is right for you?

Whether you've been married for years or just a little while, problems arise in a marriage that can cause one or both spouses to consider leaving the other. Those in Kentucky who know for sure that marriage dissolution is the best way to go can certainly go that route. Those couples who are not sure if that is what they really want, or have other reasons to stay married but want space, may want to consider a legal separation. A family law attorney can help with either.

Kentucky family law: have questions about child support?

It is okay to have questions about child support, and it is good to ask those questions early on so that there are no surprises when the support order is finally issued. In Kentucky, both parents are deemed financially responsible for their children. This means that the whole burden of providing for your children will not fall on your shoulders, though you may still feel like it is a lot. 

Kentucky family law: Is mediation right for you?

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method where all involved parties come together to talk over the issue at hand -- such as divorce or child custody problems, among others. The mediator oversees the mediation process.  All parties, their attorneys, and the mediator will be present during the session. A mediator is a neutral party who does not represent either side. 

Kentucky family law: The John Schneider case

Many Kentucky residents may know John Schneider for his role in the show Dukes of Hazard. It was his first big role, but not his last. He has had, overall, a very successful acting and music career over the years. His success, however, meant being ordered to pay to maintain a certain lifestyle for his ex-wife. He has not been able to do this and according to family law, this is punishable by fines and even jail time.

When family law doesn't seem to serve the family

A soldier currently deployed in Afghanistan is fighting to regain custody of his oldest child. He has been primary custody holder for nine years, but for reasons unknown a judge granted temporary custody to the boy's biological mother. Kentucky residents who are also military services members may be interested in following this family law story. This particular custody dispute is happening in another state, but the issue is one that other service members have had.

A family law matter does not have to turn into a criminal one

Disputes over child custody happen every day. Parents often disagree about who should have access to their children and when. In some cases, police involvement can become necessary. In others, though, Kentucky residents can turn to a family law attorney for assistance in finding a solution to the problem.

Kentucky family law: What is a legal separation?

Not all marriages work out, but it does not mean that every couple is ready to pull the plug completely and file for divorce. For those in Kentucky who are in this position, legal separation may be the answer. This is something with which a family law attorney can help.

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