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Kentucky Custody

Kentucky custody is easy to understand once you know how the system really works.

And that becomes a pain in the wallet for you, because what the politicians in Tallahassee tell you about child custody in Kentucky isn't always true.

The system isn't anywhere near as fair as they want you to believe.

When you look at child custody guidelines in Kentucky, you'll see references to "primary caretaker" and "more qualified" parent.

In none of the official guidelines will you find the intangible criteria used to determine child custody in the real world.

If you and your spouse are unable to establish a child custody arrangement, then the state of Kentucky decides where your children live.

The determination of child custody begins with the filing of a motion at your local county family law courthouse.

Eventually, the county designates a custody evaluator to meet with everyone involved; including the school, doctors, etc.

The county will conduct an evaluation to determine which of you is the best parent for the children.

The process begins with an evaluation performed by an assigned evaluator.

Even better, expect to be subjected to a psychological profile and at the end of this process, the custody evaluator will write a report and submit that to family court.

The evaluation report is sent you as well.

Like many people you probably think custody is determined by the judge, well the fact is custody is determined by the evaluator, not the judge.

The judge will read the evaluators report and because the judge knows very little about you, your spouse, your children, or your family setting rubber stamp it.

The evaluator on the other hand has conducted extensive research and issues a report, so there's no way the judge is going to overrule the evaluators recommendation.

If yours is a highly contested dispute, a judge can order a guardian ad litem to protect the children's interests during the custody evaluation.

The guardian ad litem doesn't decide custody, but acts as a advocate for the children to ensure their interests are protected while the parents argue about custody.

The guardian ad litem can be a lawyer or social worker as long as they are approved by the court and there are private guardians along with public ones employed by your local Kentucky county.

Regarding fee's, private guardians charge from $50 per hour to up to $400, where public guardians generally charge less.

Typically the cost of the guardian ad litem is shared by each spouse.

If you can't afford a guardian, often one will be provided free of change.

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