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Kentucky judges now must default to joint child custody

Individuals who have had to deal with the family law courts of the state know that matters related to the custody of children can be difficult and emotional proceedings. In Kentucky courts hear countless custody matters that result from parental separations, break-ups and divorces. In some cases sole custody may be the result of a hearing while in others joint custody may prevail.

Does the "tender years" doctrine still apply in custody matters?

In Kentucky and many other jurisdictions throughout the country, child custody decisions are made based on the subjective interests of the children in question. That is to say, the best interests of the child guide how a court will resolve their custodial care following their parents' divorce. Since different children have different needs, their custodial arrangements can take on very different forms.