Sole Custody in Louisville
Kentucky Family Law Child Custody
When a marriage has broken down, Kentucky courts have a strong tendency to see that both parents remain a part of a child’s life. In order for a parent to obtain sole custody of a child—which means sole decision making—that parent will generally have to overcome the presumption of joint custody and show by a preponderance of the evidence that sole custody is in a child’s best interest.
How Do I Get Sole Custody of My Child?
In Kentucky, a court will decide on the terms of child custody based on what is in the child’s best interest, although in in most cases, when there is not domestic violence, there is a presumption that the parties should have joint custody This does not mean that every case requires or should have joint custody, but it does mean that for the majority of cases if you are requesting joint custody you will have the burden of proof to demonstrate why sole custody is in the child’s best interest. Awards for sole custody are in the minority of agreements/awards by a Court.
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