What is Permanent Custody in Kentucky?

Is a permanent custody order in Kentucky intended to last or remain unchanged indefinitely? The answer is no.

Custody can be changed after a permanent custody order is granted ...

  • after two years pass if it is in the child's best interest.
  • before two years pass only if sworn statements make clear that there is reason to believe that:
    • the child's present environment may endanger seriously his physical, mental, moral, or emotional health; or
    • the custodian appointed under the prior decree has placed the child with a de facto custodian.

Finding a Good Lawyer

One good way to find a lawyer is to check out their online recommendations, ask friends, acquaintances, or other lawyers and attorneys for referrals and then interview the candidates. Of course, Law Offices of John Schmidt & Associates is available for legal advice on child support today. Call us now!

If you are in Kentucky, then I’d recommend that you call my office at 502-587-1950 or 502-509-1490 to schedule a consultation to discuss your options.

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