Custody and the magic age

Posted on March 24, 2016

What is the age at which a child can choose the parent with whom the child lives? The short answer is Kentucky custody law sets out no set age or bright-line rule on this issue despite what many parents have heard from a friend or might otherwise believe. The main custody statute in Kentucky — […]

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Crazy Custody Litigant Assaults Lawyer

Posted on October 14, 2015

Custody cases are often highly contentious and sometimes result in otherwise good people behaving badly. This was the case in Maine recently where a custody litigant took bad behavior to an entirely different level. Apparently, a man involved in a nasty custody fight dressed up like an elderly “gentleman” and  approached a lawyer who had previously […]

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Louisville Jaywalking Crackdown

Posted on August 20, 2015

During the past week the issue of jaywalking in Louisville has gotten widespread attention both in the traditional and social media. It seems the Louisville Metro Police Department recently received federal money to fund a program designed to focus awareness on jaywalking, and, starting soon, to write tickets for offenses. The impetus behind the effort […]

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Joint Custody vs. Sole Custody

Posted on July 23, 2015

What is the difference between joint and sole custody in the context of a Family Law case in Kentucky, including Family Law cases in Oldham County and Jefferson County? A great discussion of the difference is contained in the Kentucky Supreme Court case of Pennington v. Marcum, Ky., 266 S.W.3d 759 (2008). Custody of children […]

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Grandparent visitation in Kentucky

Posted on July 21, 2015

Does a grandparent of a child in Kentucky have a right to grandparent visitation under the laws of the Commonwealth? While the answer is yes, grandparents in Kentucky, under current law, will find it difficult to win visitation rights to a grandchild over the objections of that child’s parent[s]. The law KRS 405.021 states that family […]

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Child Support, Medical Bills and the Doctrine of Necessaries

Posted on July 16, 2015

As part of our efforts to stay abreast of recent court decisions, the Family Law attorneys at The Gailor Law Office, PLLC regularly monitor new opinions from the Kentucky Court of Appeals and the Kentucky Supreme Court. One interesting opinion rendered recently was from the Kentucky Court of Appeals in Smothers v. Baptist Hospital East […]

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Property Division In Kentucky

Posted on June 22, 2015

KRS 403.190 states in relevant part that the court in a dissolution action shall equitably divide marital property in just proportions taking into account four factors, as set forth in the statute: “(a) contribution of each spouse to acquisition of the marital property, including contribution of a spouse as a homemaker; (b) value of the […]

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Child Support – Non-Guideline Cases

Posted on June 19, 2015

Kentucky has established a set of child support guidelines that apply in many cases, especially those cases where children reside primarily with one parent. How do courts in Kentucky, including courts in Jefferson County and Oldham County, calculate child support in shared parenting time situations, otherwise known as 50-50 time sharing? (Click here for a […]

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Kentucky Child Support – The Guidelines

Posted on June 18, 2015

The attorneys at The Gailor Law Office field frequent questions on the issue of child support in Kentucky. The party paying child support often wants to limit his or her exposure, while the party receiving child support, naturally, wants to ensure that a just amount is ordered by the Court. In Kentucky, the legislature has adopted […]

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Shared Parenting Time – An Emerging Trend?

Posted on June 17, 2015

A generation or two ago, mothers and wives typically and primarily cared for and nurtured children. Husbands and fathers were typically the primary bread winners. My how times have changed. In the 21st century Mike Brady could well be cast as a stay-at-home dad while June Cleaver might be a corporate executive with the time […]

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