How are child custody disputes resolved in Jefferson County? How should you approach this emotional and often contentious issue in your divorce? The attorneys at Dodd & Dodd have decades of experience in child custody and parenting time cases here in Louisville and throughout Jefferson County. Child custody is one of the primary reasons to work with our attorneys in your Louisville divorce.
The law in Kentucky states when both parents are fit it is important that “children get frequent and continuing contact with both parents” after the dissolution of marriage or end of a relationship. What this means in your unique circumstances is often based upon the natural rhythms of your family and child’s life prior to the divorce.
The fastest and least expensive path to resolving questions of child custody and parenting time is negotiation. Our lawyers provide insight and guidance to support conversations between the parties and work directly with the other party and their representatives to find common ground and negotiate a resolution which meets our clients goals and objectives.
When negotiations are not producing results, mediation is an effective and timely alternative. A neutral third party (the mediator) works with the parties and their representatives to build a non-confrontational and productive environment. The parties themselves learn new skills which will serve them well into the future as they work through the issues and challenges associated with co-parenting after their divorce is completed. Everyone has input and may suggest alternative solutions and then the group works together led by the mediator to resolve the custody and parenting time agreement.
If no agreement can be reached, the issue(s) must be brought before the Court. In other words, if the parties cannot agree a decision in the matter will be delivered to them by a total stranger (the Judge).
Child custody and parenting agreements are usually much more successful when the parties are able to reach a resolution outside of the courtroom. When necessary, our attorneys represent clients through each step including trial. We understand the importance of your children and aggressively advocate on your behalf to accomplish your goals.
If you are wondering “how are child custody disputes resolved in Jefferson County or parenting time issues in a Louisville divorce?” we invite you to contact us or call 502-584-1108 to schedule an appointment.