At Obi Law Group, our family law lawyers understand that divorce, child custody, and child support disputes can be extremely difficult to go through. We focus on providing collaborative, mediation focused services that emphasize fairness, conflict reduction, child wellness, and the continuation of the family unit.
We offer collaborative and mediation focused guidance to divorcing spouses in issues such as separation agreements, property division, and the collateral effects of divorce on business interests.
Our child custody attorneys can assist you in this process in both mediation and collaborative settings, only using litigation as a last resort.
Our child support attorneys will carefully investigate and review all documentation relevant to a couple’s finances. We employ a collaborative approach and prioritize mediation over litigation in these matters.
If you feel powerless or marginalized as a dad, you can absolutely count on our legal team to fight for your rights and your relationship with your child.
In a world of increasing globalization, family and domestic issues are often subject to multiple legal jurisdictions of other countries.
Our child support lawyers in Louisville, KY understand that child support is often an emotional and contentious issue for parents. We know that a vast majority of parents want to care for and support their children. Yet, it is stressful and irritating to look at that support in a pre-determined monetary figure and to have so little control over it. It can also be challenging for parents who have difficult relationships and wish to financially support their children without supplementing the other parent’s lifestyle.
Our child support lawyers want you to be comfortable with your child support order, knowing that it is what is best for your child and a fair outcome based on your and the other parent’s incomes. The best way to obtain this comfort is to work with an experienced and skilled attorney at Obi law Group, PLLC. To discuss your rights and options in regard to child support, contact us online or call our Kentucky family lawyers at (502) 309-2512.
We also know you may have a number of questions. We believe Kentucky residents should have access to accurate information regarding Kentucky's child support laws, which is why we developed our discussion forum. Post your questions to hear back from attorneys and residents.
How Our Child Support Lawyers in Louisville, KY Can Help You
At the Obi Law Group, we handle all types of matters regarding child support, including:
Whether you are a mother or father, whether you are a custodial parent or non-custodial parent, we are here to help. Never hesitate to schedule a free consultation with is to learn how we can assist you with your child support issue.
When is Child Support Necessary in Kentucky?
In Kentucky, legal parents are both required to financially support their children until the children are adults, emancipated by the court, or parental rights are terminated. If you have one or more minor children and your rights have not been terminated, then as a parent, you have the right to obtain child support or may be required to pay child support. Financial support is required even when you or the other parent choose not to have a relationship with the child.
While there are some instances when child support is not ordered, whether you are going through a divorce, or you and your child’s other parent were never married, child support is required when two parents have separate households. Typically, child support is paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent. That is, the parent who has physical custody of the child the most receives financial support from the parent who has the child a lesser amount of time.
Obtaining Kentucky Child Support
To obtain child support from your child’s other parent, you should first speak with a child support attorney in Louisville, KY. By hiring a lawyer, you have someone to thoroughly explain the Kentucky child support guidelines and the court process.
You will need to file a petition in court requesting child support. Through the court system, you and the child’s other parent must establish your incomes. You will each be required to fill out a Child Support Obligation Income Statement/Affidavit and a Child Support Guidelines Worksheet. Depending on your circumstances, this could be a simple or complex matter. If you believe the other parent is hiding income or intentionally not working, tell your attorney right away.
If you are going through a divorce, or you and the other parent are also determining child custody, then you may need to seek temporary child support. A judge will recognize when it is important for an immediate resolution to the child support matter and will make a relatively quick decision regarding child support while other family court matters progress. This ensures the custodial parent receives some amount of financial support while other issues are addressed. Child support can then be addressed again in the future after other matters are resolved, particularly if child custody changes significantly.
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. This is especially the case if you're looking for a law firm that emphasizes a collaborative, zero conflict approach to
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 Kentucky child custody lawyers to handle.
If you are filing for divorce and children are involved do not hesitate to work with the Obi Law Group right away.
Schedule a consultation with a Louisville family lawyer from our team to get started (502) 309-2512.
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