Experienced Legal Advice In Child Custody Issues
The prospect of spending less time with the children could be appalling for many worried parents who have decided to get a divorce or a legal separation. When facing hard and emotional decisions regarding your child, the compassionate and skilled advice of a caring lawyer can make a difference when deciding what is best for your family.
In any legal issue involving your family, the children’s best interests are always the top priority for the law and, of course, for you as a parent. The personalized solutions we provide at have your interests and loved ones at heart to guide you through every step and decision.
Helping You Build New Family Dynamics
Throughout our years serving our community in Lexington, we have assisted parents in navigating the custody and visitation system through divorce procedures. We also understand that keeping clear and transparent communication and realistic expectations are essential to protect your future as a new family. Therefore, our priority is to provide you an honest evaluation of your case and your options.
According to Kentucky law, parents have a right to be present in their child’s life and take part in any decision that will impact their life. Therefore, the initial assumption is that joint custody could be in the child’s best interests if a parent or parents have not been abusive or violent toward the other parent or their children.
A judge will determine custody and visitation based on aspects such as the following:
- The child’s wishes and preferences
- If there is a primary caregiver (“de facto” guardian)
- The relationship the child has with parents and siblings
- The mental health of parents and the child
- The other party’s willingness to encourage strong bonds of the child with the non-custodial parent
Our experienced attorneys understand that life and need change over time and also offer customized solutions to modify initial custody and visitation agreements. Our services also provide legal guidance to custodial and non-custodial parents who want to relocate. When possible, we will help you reach agreements with the other parent. Otherwise, we are also knowledgeable trial attorneys who will protect your parental rights according to what is possible under the law.