Kentucky courts may award either sole or joint custody of the child, depending on numerous conditions of a particular divorce case. However, recently in Kentucky, there is a presumption of joint custody, meaning that it may be awarded in most cases unless it is proven that shared parenting does not meet the best interests of the child.
Joint custody implies that both spouses have equal rights to make significant decisions concerning the child's life and upbringing process. It also means that the parent who does not provide the home for the child may still be involved in the child's everyday life almost as much as before a divorce; not just some short meets and a few alternate weekends established by a visitation schedule.
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