Protecting The Time You Spend With Your Children

As a parent, you want to make sure that you minimize the impact your divorce has on your children. You do not want them to feel as though they have to pick one side or the other, because this puts them in an impossible position. You want them to know that each parent loves them and cares about them and that this is not their fault.

Despite your best efforts, you may be unable to reach a child custody or time-sharing agreement with your co-parent. He or she may make unreasonable demands that leave you concerned about your future with your children. If this is happening to you, the experienced lawyers at Green Chesnut & Hughes PLLC can help you find the right custody plan for your situation.

An Individualized Approach Designed To Find Answers

Kentucky courts decide child custody and parenting time concerns using the "best interests of the child" factors. These factors require the court to decide these issues from the child's perspective, which is not always easy. Often, the court's decision leaves both sides unhappy.

We will do everything we can to keep your case out of court. Issues that we can help you resolve regarding child custody matters include:

  • Outlining a specific plan that allows each parent time with the child
  • Considering the role each parent will play during special events of the child's life, such as birthdays, graduation, etc.
  • Discussing how the parents will share decision-making on behalf of the child
  • Developing a method of communication that allows the parents to talk about issues of concern without starting major disagreements
  • Revisiting or modifying custody or time-sharing agreements when a parent must relocate or experiences other significant changes

By its very nature, your family law case pits you and your co-parent against each other, which can make it seem like a win-at-all-costs proposition. Know that if you take this approach, you are losing sight of what is most important, and that is what is best for your children.

We will focus on finding reasonable custody and time-sharing solutions using a variety of strategies, depending upon the needs of your case. If your co-parent will not meet in the middle, we can work with custodial evaluators to demonstrate a more reasonable plan to the court. We try to eliminate conflict by whatever means possible, but know that if a trial is the only way to help you stay an active part of your child's life, we are ready to fight for you.

We Will Help You Review Your Options

Our lawyers will thoroughly analyze your situation to allow you to learn what you can do to maximize the time you get to spend with your children. To schedule your consultation with attorney Elizabeth Hughes, please call her Lexington office at 859-475-1628 or send her an email to find a time that works for you.