Owensboro Family Law Attorney
Family law is inherently emotional, especially when children are involved. It can be easy to let emotion take over and prevent you from making good long-term decisions. That is why the counsel of an experienced attorney can be invaluable.
As a third party, your lawyer will help you look at the situation as objectively as possible. We take a practical approach to family law and divorce at David M. Taylor, P.S.C. While we understand that you may have strong feelings about your spouse or your child’s other parent, we will work hard to keep you focused on resolving the issues. Helping clients look ahead to the future is an important part of our job.
We Keep Children And Families Moving Forward
Whether you are divorcing or you were not married to your child’s other parent, child custody and visitation can be challenging. We will discuss the needs of your child and propose a custody agreement that is in the best interest of the child. Negotiations may be necessary with the other parent to reach an agreement on custody and visitation terms. In custody cases, going to trial is the last resort because it leaves the final decision up to a stranger.
In addition to custody, we will also help you calculate child support. Kentucky has child support guidelines that determine the amount of the payments. We can assist you with the guidelines. Generally, there is not much deviation from the guidelines. However, when appropriate, we will argue for higher or lower payments.
You may request modifications of child custody and support orders if your family’s situation changes. Some of the most common reasons that people request modifications include parental relocation, a change in one party’s income, a change in one party’s health or a significant change in the child’s needs.
Our family law practice also includes adoptions. Typically, we help a stepparent adopt the children of his or her spouse. In these cases, we may need to terminate the other parent’s rights before proceeding with the adoption. We have considerable experience with these cases.