Understanding Child Custody Arrangements In Kentucky
Your children are the most important part of your life, and the time you spend with them is precious. After a divorce or separation, that time may be governed by legal orders or agreements, and the law regarding custody and timesharing is complex.
Custody is decision-making authority – this usually involves items such as education, religion and medical matters. There are a few forms of custody – joint, sole and split. Timesharing is how much time each parent can spend with the children.
In 2017, a statute was passed by the Kentucky state legislature stating that there is a presumption in divorce cases for equal timesharing. As such, unless one parent can prove that it would not be in the children’s best interest to spend equal time with his/her other parent, then the law now mandates that the parties should share equal time with their children.
In an equal timesharing scenario, the parties typically share joint custody of the children, meaning they have to work together to make decisions regarding what is in their children’s best interest.
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