Louisville custody and visitation issues can be some of the most emotionally challenging and legally complex issues associated with family law. The experienced Louisville child custody attorneys at Dodd & Dodd Attorneys, PLLC have decades of experience in these matters. We protect the interests of our clients, and work to accomplish their goals and objectives in legal matters involving their children.
Child Custody and visitation is often one of the most contentious issues in a Louisville divorce case. How will time with each child be divided between the parents during and after the divorce?
However, child custody can be a continuous struggle even after the divorce is completed. As a child ages, they may have more legal standing to have an input on visitation time. Legal issues develop at all points in a parents life. A DUI conviction, issues of neglect or domestic violence may require the court to revisit existing child custody and visitation orders.
Another example is move away and relocation cases. It has become much more common for one parent to attempt to take the child(ren) and move out of the area or relocate out of Kentucky without obtaining permission from our local Court. If your former spouse takes a child or children out of the area without permission from the Court you must act immediately.
Move away and relocation child custody cases are all about “venue.” Venue is the legal term for the Court who will have jurisdiction over your case. For example, if you obtained a divorce in Louisville that included child custody orders the jurisdiction is here in Kentucky.
The moment your ex takes the kids and moves the clock begins to tick. Some states allow your ex to apply for emergency jurisdiction orders in their new home within a matter of as short as a few weeks. If they moved to North Carolina and obtained emergency jurisdiction orders, the “venue” for your case could be North Carolina’s Court.
As your experienced Louisville child custody attorneys we would take prompt action to preserve venue so that our local Courts would maintain jurisdiction. We would then seek immediate orders for the return of your child(ren). Kentucky Courts become very upset with parents who take children out of the area or out of state without permission, and this can and will affect present and future child custody and visitation as well as child support orders.
Is your former spouse making it difficult for you to see your children, even when you are supposed to have visitation time? Has a former spouse developed an addiction or harmful behaviors toward your child(ren)? Has your situation substantially changed since the child custody orders were issued? Do you wish to ask the Court to give you more time with your kids?
We invite you to review the strong recommendations of our former clients and contact our experienced Louisville child custody attorneys with decades of proven experience or call 502-584-1108 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced divorce and family law attorneys.