Sweeping Reforms for Kentucky Child Support Laws
In a bipartisan effort to update child support laws, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed House Bill 404, which alters several aspects of the state’s child support scheme. After quick approval by the Senate and the governor, the terms of this bill will take effect as law on March 1, 2022. Why Kentucky House Bill…Read More
Several Factors Dictate Both Legal and Physical Child Custody
On behalf of Tasha K. Schaffner of Schaffner Family Law posted in child custody on Thursday, February 21, 2019. For the most part, fathers have been granted more rights in the aftermath of a divorce than in the past. In the majority of child custody cases, both parents are granted equal legal custody of their child.…Read More
Should Children Have a Say in Child Custody Plans as They Age?
On behalf of Tasha K. Schaffner of Schaffner Family Law posted in child custody on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. There have been many studies that try to explain how a divorce affects children as they grow. While some studies appear to show that children from a broken home are just as well-adjusted as others, a lot of the…Read More
New Technology Aims to Help With Child Custody and Co-Parenting
On behalf of Tasha K. Schaffner of Schaffner Family Law posted in child custody on Thursday, January 24, 2019. When a relationship between parents turns sour, it is often the children who get caught in the middle. Battles over child custody and sharing expenses can often become an issue that requires intervention by a judge. The development of a…Read More
How Do Holidays Work For Children After Their Parents Divorce?
On behalf of Tasha K. Schaffner of Schaffner Family Law posted in divorce on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. There are certain events every year that children look forward to with great anticipation, including holidays or other special occasions. However, in the aftermath of a divorce, it becomes more challenging to juggle celebrations and parenting time. There are countless…Read More
Proficiency of English Not Basis For Granting Child Custody Right
On behalf of Tasha K. Schaffner of Schaffner Family Law posted in child custody on Thursday, December 13, 2018. When a family court is charged with the responsibility of determining which living arrangements will best meet the needs of a child, there are numerous factors that play a role in a court’s decision. Recently, a mother…Read More
Grandparents With Child Custody of Grandchildren Increasing
On behalf of Tasha K. Schaffner of Schaffner Family on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The idea of children being raised in homes headed by their grandparents is not a new phenomena, but it is becoming more prevalent. There are many reasons why a grandparent may have child custody, but recent figures estimate that approximately 3 million households…Read More
Mother Works To Change How Child Custody Cases Are Handled
On behalf of Tasha K. Schaffner of Schaffner Family posted in custody on Thursday, October 25, 2018. When parents decide to part ways, one of the most difficult decisions is how to best raise their children. In situations where it is appropriate, child custody will be decided in such a way that a child will spend time with both parents.…Read More
Shared Child Custody and Support: How Do You Find a Balance?
On behalf of Tasha Scott Schaffner of Tasha Scott Schaffner posted in child custody on Friday, October 5, 2018. In the 1960s, it became commonplace for family court judges to award primary custody to a mother since most stayed at home to care for the kids. Times have changed and not only are many more…Read More
NFL Player Seeking To Establish Joint Child Custody and Support
On behalf of Tasha K. Schaffner of Schaffner Family posted in custody on Thursday, August 2, 2018. In many situations, when an unmarried father is faced with the responsibility of providing for an unexpected child, he may be reluctant to seek parenting rights. Though a father may no longer be in a relationship with the child’s mother, he…Read More