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The duration of payments is determined by a judge in Kentucky family court. Alimony length is usually based on length of marriage - one commonly used standard for alimony duration is that 1 year of alimony is paid every three years of marriage (however, this is not always the case in every state or with every judge).
Kentucky has equitable distribution laws in place, meaning that all marital assets are supposed to be split 50-50 in the case of a divorce. While a judge ideally will divide marital assets 50-50, there are certain mitigating factors that may impact the judge's decision.
The short answer to this question is no. Adultery is not a crime in Kentucky. As a no-fault state, Kentucky law does not require anyone to be responsible for the failure of the marriage, only that it is “irretrievably broken.”
A judge in Kentucky has the authority to order one divorcing spouse to make ongoing payments to the other divorcing spouse. These payments used to be called alimony, but Kentucky law refers to them as spousal maintenance.
Unlike most states, Kentucky does not have any fault-based grounds. To get a no-fault dissolution in Kentucky you need to state in the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage that “the marriage of the parties is irretrievably broken.” A dissolution involves dividing property and debts between you and your spouse.
Under Kentucky state law, when a child's parents are married, the biological and legal father is assumed to be the child's mother's husband. However, when the parents are unmarried, determining paternity includes some additional steps. Using a VAP form is the easiest way for a father to establish a child's paternity.
Factors that can lead a court to deem a parent unfit include: Instances of abuse or neglect; Willing failure to provide the child with basic necessities or needs; Abandonment of the child or children; or.
In Kentucky, when a woman is married at the time of the child's birth or conception, or any time in between, the law considers her husband to be the father – even if he is not the biological father.
The Wishes of the Child - Many people are shocked to learn that Kentucky does not have a specific age when a minor child can decide to live with one parent.
Generally though, the older your child is the more emphasis the court can place on their wishes and feelings. At the age of 10 or 11 for example, a child's wishes may be considered by a court but would not be the determining factor in any decision.
No matter the reason for not wanting to see their other parent, custodial parents are responsible for making sure that their child sees their other parent. When it's a teenager who is refusing visitation, the court may look at the situation differently than they would if it was a young child.
When a child refuses to visit a parent, the custodial parent and the attorney are put in a tenuous position. The custodial parent then is threatened with incarceration or a change in primary custody unless they physically force the defiant child to follow the custody schedule.
1. You could be held in contempt if you don't drag the child kicking and screaming to the other parent. 2. You can not be held in contempt of court if you made the...
Some parents have asked me whether they have to “force” their child to visit. Having said that, if you have a family court order that provides for a visitation schedule, then the safest answer is “yes” you must make the child go. If you fail to abide by the court order, there can be several legal consequences.
While no law permits the child to choose their custody status, most California courts believe 14 years of age is old enough to express themselves and the reasons why they prefer one parent over the other.
If they don't begin doing what you asked or don't complete the task, calmly ask them "What did I ask you to do?" Make sure the child is clear about what is expected. If they can correctly tell you, say, "That's good, now please get to it."
Interfering with the Parenting time of Father Refusing to take something the children from their father. Making the father's visitation difficult. Continuously arranging new trips or other activities that will keep the children away from their father. Convincing the children to keep away from their father.
In family law cases, both sides will need to present evidence to the court to support their proposed property, support, and child custody orders. As long as the text message is sent by one the opposing party, and is a statement against that party's interest, it may be admissible in court.
Taking custody of the children without the other parent's consent can be considered abduction (kidnapping). If one parent abducts the children, the other parent can go to the police. The best thing might be to ask a judge for a decision on an urgent basis about who should have custody on a temporary basis.
No. Custody decisions are not predicated on whether someone has a job or not, but what is on the child's best interests.
The court will look at the parents' lifestyles and stability to make their decision. They will also consider whether either parent has a criminal record, evidence of neglect or abuse, history of violent behavior, abuse of alcohol or drugs, and many other factors.
The most common arrangement is one in which one parent has sole physical custody, both parents have legal custody, and the noncustodial parent is granted visitation time.