Kentucky’s ‘Shared Parenting’ Custody Law a Massive Success

by admin on September 17, 2019

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In 2018, Kentucky became the first state to pass a comprehensive “shared parenting” joint custody law.

Not only is the law hugely popular among Kentuckians, who favor the law by a 6 to 1 margin, but it has also proven itself to be a massive success.

Under the law, both parents–if deemed fit caregivers–start on a level playing field when it comes to parenting rights and alotted child custody time.

In the years preceding the law’s passage, Kentucky had seen its rates of domestic violence and family court cases shoot through the roof.

Immediately after a partial form of the bill came into effect, both of those negative family outcomes began a sudden decline.

And when the full law came into effect, the number of domestic court cases dropped even further.

Thailand child custody laws states that a father must be both the legal parent and biological father in order to have parental rights to a child.

This all happened as the state’s population grew and no other significant changes were made to family laws.

It turns out, as the law proves, that giving competent parents shared drastically reduces conflict that leads to domestic abuse and contentious family court cases.

The lack of court proceedings clogging up the family court system has saved taxpayers money, parents attorney fees, and also allowed judges to focus their time on more severe cases of domestic abuse.

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