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Child custody case making national news concerning tribal rights

Several years ago, a story broke concerning the proper placement for a child of Native American heritage. Though that battle waged for some time, the main issue was whether a Native American child should be raised by his or her blood tribal relatives. Though there are currently no reservations located in Kentucky, there are still members of several tribes that reside here who may be interested in these types of child custody cases.

Parents may face difficulties when it comes to child custody

When a marriage has ended -- or non-married parents no longer see eye-to-eye on raising their children -- there are several parenting options that may provide a suitable solution. The answer to who will be awarded child custody is seldom an easy proposition and often requires difficult decisions to be made. Kentucky parents have many aspects to consider when trying to resolve this issue.

Child's fears lead to modification of child custody agreement

Most of the time, when a family court judge is weighing the best interests of a child, he or she is also considering what each parent may desire as far as time with their offspring. While the parents may or may not be able to arrive at a mutually satisfactory decision on their own, the court-ordered child custody agreement is meant to ensure that the minor's needs are protected in the best manner possible. Kentucky parents who are concerned that their current arrangements are no longer suitable may need to petition for a modification.

Special needs child requires different child custody approach

As every parent knows, raising children requires endless stores of patience, energy and financial resources. When a marriage ends in divorce, then the workload for each parent may seem to increase as they try to determine the best child custody plan for their family. Kentucky parents who have been through this are aware that there are many factors to take into consideration when a divorce disrupts family life.

Couple utilize social media to bring attention to child custody

Those who serve their country make many sacrifices, including losing time with their children in the event he or she is deployed to distant locations. Unfortunately, these deployments may sometimes result in a non-custodial parent seeking modifications to current child custody orders. There may be several Kentucky families who have faced these difficult situations.

Figuring out child custody is most important matter in divorce

There are many matters that may need to be considered when a couple is contemplating a divorce. While many are important, if the couple have children, then determining how to settle at least temporary child custody is of the utmost importance. Just like every other state, Kentucky has its own laws that will guide a court in making these determinations.

Using your child custody agreement to ease the transition

Are you getting a divorce? If so, you may have the same concerns that other Kentucky parents do regarding making the transition from one household to two as easy on your children as possible. Your child custody agreement may be a good place to start.

The importance of parents in child custody matters

Many Kentucky parents would say that the most important job they will ever have is raising their kids. In a divorce, most parents want to do what they can to make the transition easier on their children. This is why the most important elements in any child custody matter are always the same, a loving mother and a loving father.

How much should the state interfere in child custody matters?

When a couple separates or divorces, it may be necessary to bring in the court to help determine with which parent the children will primarily live, when and how much visitation the other parent will have and other matters. Even though Kentucky parents in this position may not be fully satisfied with the child custody decisions made by the court, they asked for the court to make the ruling. So, at what point does the state's intervention in a family's lives cross the line?

How does Kentucky view your child custody plans?

Taking care of your children is certainly among your top priorities. In a divorce, the issue of child custody could be your primary concern. You want to devise a plan that works best for everyone, not just the children, but you need to make sure that the court will approve it. This means that it must comply with Kentucky law.

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