Attorneys Focused On The Best Interest Of The Children

Aldridge & Aldridge Law Firm has a proven dedication to helping people resolve their differences with as little emotional trauma as possible when going through a divorce. We want to help your children continue to thrive and be happy.

With years of experience and compassionate legal representation, our child support attorneys in Elizabethtown provide invaluable wisdom on how to cope with the struggles of a newly divided family. We also provide protective legal representation to make sure your former spouse does not try to take advantage of you during this difficult episode of your life.

We Will Make Sure You Get Time With Your Children

In Kentucky, if divorcing spouses cannot make their own decision about custody of the children, then the court will make the decision for them. Generally, the judge handling the case has a lot of discretion to make the decision. The judge's goal is to make a custody decision that is in the best interest of the children and he or she evaluates many factors in doing so. Important factors include the children's involvement in school and community, the wishes of the child, and any instances of abuse or neglect. The court considers all relevant facts.

The judge may award sole child custody to one parent only or joint custody to both parents. Joint custody allows both of the parting spouses to make decisions for the children, whereas a sole custodian is the sole decision maker. The judge sets a parenting time schedule for the former spouses and evaluates their conformity on a regular basis. Both parents receive equal and fair treatment under the law. There is no particular preference for the mother or father.

If circumstances have changed since you initially came to a custody agreement, you may be able to modify that agreement. We can help you understand the situations that warrant modifications and walk you through the process.

Protecting Your Rights And Your Children

Decisions about the welfare of your child are the most important you'll ever make. We understand the gravity of the situation, and our lawyers will provide the support and guidance you need to make decisions that are best for your children. Please call or email us today at 502-855-7600 to set up a free initial consultation.