Whether determining a child custody or guardianship arrangement, or you have questions about a child custody modification or relocation, OLG can assist you. Our child custody and guardianship attorneys are here to explain your rights and guide you through seeking the best arrangement for your family and loved ones.
Do I Really Need A Lawyer For Child Custody?
Having a child custody lawyer for you and your family can provide legal advice that can make all the difference in your custody dispute.
A Kentucky divorce lawyer can help you much better organize the details and present it in a format that is most beneficial to you. If you are worried about the future of your family and your children, do not hesitate to contact a Kentucky family attorney from Obi Law Group, PLLC right away. We not only assist with KY custody matters, but are able to consult on interstate and international custody matters as well.
Who will get custody after a divorce?
This question is one of the biggest concerns and most commonly asked questions in divorce cases throughout the state of KY. Many things need to be taken into consideration to determine child custody arrangements, especially because no two cases are ever the same.
Every KY family court will base child custody on protecting the best interest of the child. In optimal cases, parents are able to equally split the parenting time; however, this is not always a realistic option.
Some situations will call for a parenting plan, and a lawyer from our law firm can help protect your parental rights and the interests of your child.
Depending on the specifics of your case, you could be granted joint or sole custody.
In joint custody cases, each parent will share visitation and both have a say in major decisions such as education, medical needs, religion, and dental care.
Sole custody cases are granted to one parent who will have all legal power to make these life decisions without the input of the other parent.
Once custody is established, you and your family attorney can discuss visitation, child support, and any potential protection orders that may be needed. Obi Law Group can help settle your case through mediation or defend your family's rights through litigation.
Contact Obi Law Group, PLLC to schedule a free consultation!
Now is the time to contact our team and speak with an experienced and trusted representatives in Greater Louisville, KY.
At Obi Law Group, PLLC, our family law lawyers are confident in our ability to fully represent you and your case. Our lawyers will fight to help protect your rights and defend the future of your family.
No case is too big or too small for our Bowling Green child custody lawyers to handle.
If you are filing for divorce and children are involved do not hesitate to work with Smith & Wilcutt, LLC right away.
Schedule a consultation with a Louisville family lawyer from our team to get started (502) 309-2512.
Guardianship and Conservatorship
Guardianship is a legal relationship between a capable adult (the guardian) and a ward, either a minor (a person under eighteen years old) or a legally disabled person. A legally disabled person is a person who has been found by a court to be unable to care for personal needs and/or unable to manage financial resources.
Oftentimes even our adult loved ones reach a point when they are not able to make the decisions they need to make to insure their safety and well-being. When that happens, a caregiver may step in to be appointed as a guardian, conservator, or both for that person. A Guardian is a person appointed by a court to manage the affairs of an incompetent adult who does not have the ability to manage his or her own affairs. A Conservator is someone who manages only the financial affairs of such a person.
Guardian may be needed when a person is unable to decide or take action needed to protect his or her own health, safety, or well-being, The inability to look after his or her own interests may be due to a person's age or illness, or in some cases, because the person was never able to make such decisions, but has reached an age when he or she might legally be presumed to do so, but cognitively cannot.
Simply making bad decisions with regard to one’s own health, safety and finances is not normally enough to meet the standard and threshold necessary to appoint a guardian or conservator. If a person is not able to appreciate (among other things) the consequences of these decisions, the amount and/or source of his her income, and his or her financial obligations or is at risk for exploitation by others, he or she may need to have a guardian or conservator appointed.
Often, the need for the appointment of a guardian may be avoided by proper planning and execution of a Power of Attorney. I you or a loved one is in need of a power of attorney or of having a guardian appointed, please contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss how we can help you navigate this life change.
The Obi Law Group has extensive experience handling all forms of estate administration, both formal and informal, and guardianship. We will gather all of the information needed, answer your questions promptly and guide you through the process from start to finish. Call us today at 502-309-2512 to get the peace of mind you need in this difficult time.
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