Joint Custody – What You Need to Know

Having a positive relationship with your child after a divorce is important. In Kentucky, the courts will do whatever possible to allow the child to develop a healthy relationship with both parents, unless there is a history of domestic violence. In this case, the court may grant sole custody to one parent, while the other parent may have supervised visitation. In most cases when it is in the child's best interests, the court will order joint custody, which allows both parents to share the responsibilities of caring for the child. Attorney Winner Law Group, LLC can discuss your options and work diligently to protect your rights and interests throughout the process.

Joint Custody Involves:

1. Physical Custody

Physical custody refers to where the child will reside. In joint custody situations, each parent will have time caring for the child. Each parent’s living arrangements, the emotional connection of the child with each parent, the ability of the child to see relatives, and each parent’s ability to financially support the child will be considered when making physical custody determinations.

2. Legal Custody

Legal custody refers to the decision-making power of each parent over the child's upbringing, including his or her:

  1. Education
  2. Religious training
  3. Extra-curricular activities
  4. Medical and dental care

In joint legal custody arrangements, both parents will have to work together to make decisions regarding the child’s care. The courts will consider any history of domestic violence or abuse, and any history of drug or alcohol abuse by both parents when determining legal custody arrangements.

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Winner Law Group, LLC provides diligent representation to clients who are facing divorce and other family law issues in Kentucky. If you are seeking custody of your child, it is important to put an experienced legal advocate on your side. Attorney Winner will analyze your options, build your case, and walk you through the process. The family law system can be complicated and stressful. As a Louisville family lawyer, Attorney Winner will provide attentive legal services every step of the way.

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