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Details matter in child custody agreements

Child custody is something that needs to be considered carefully during a divorce. When you are going through this, make sure that you are taking the child's needs into account. This isn't always easy because the needs of children change. You should think about each decision will impact them now since the agreement can be changed as time progresses. We know that you might have questions about what is possible, and we are here to help you through this.

Parenting plans and smooth transitions can help children

Parenting your children after a divorce can be challenging. Essentially, you are going to be a part-time single parent. The good news is that you will have downtime when your ex has the kids. This is a good time for you to work on matters with yourself and to relax so that you are refreshed and ready to go when the kids come back home.

Try to work out child custody terms as early as possible

Child custody matters have to be handled seriously or the children can suffer. We know that this is a trying time for you so we want you to know what options you have for handling these matters. The most important thing for you to do is to remember that the focus is on the children. You can't think about how decisions will impact you or your ex.

How can you ensure your co-parent's sobriety over the holidays?

If you have a co-parent who's in recovery and seems to have put their problems with alcohol behind them, you likely have begun to trust that your kids are safe with them. However, with the holiday season fast approaching, you may have renewed concerns about unsupervised visits.

Are you concerned that your co-parent could kidnap your children?

Even in contentious divorces and child custody battles, most people don't believe their co-parent would take the extreme step of abducting their children. However, parental child abductions are more common than you might think. According to a report by the Polly Klaas Foundation, some three-quarters of missing child cases involve abduction by a relative -- and that relative is usually a parent.

New Kentucky law helps promote shared parenting

This April, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed a law passed earlier this year by state legislators that makes shared custody for divorced parents the norm. Under the law, which took effect last month, assuming that both parents are deemed to be fit, they will have the opportunity for equal time with their children and an equal role in making decisions that impact their children's lives.

How can I make shared custody work?

The discussion of child custody is never an easy one when having it between you and your former spouse or other parent of your child. It can be an even more difficult discussion when you have it with your child. Explaining shared custody is never easy. Aside from talking about shared custody, you and the other parent need to find ways to make it work. So, how do you make shared custody work?

Tips for ensuring safety during a child custody exchange

Protecting your children during all types of situations in life is important to parents everywhere. One of those situations includes when custody is exchanged between parents in Louisville, Kentucky. Custody exchanges can become heated and even dangerous when the parents do not get along with each other. Here are some important tips for you to follow to ensure the safety of all during a child custody exchange.

How to put yourself in a strong position for child custody

Entering into a child custody arrangement with the other parent of your child is stressful. This very well could turn into a battle that reaches the court system. When fighting for custody of your child, there are quite a few things you can do to put yourself in a strong position for winning. Just be sure to never let your child think it's all about winning.

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