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Are fathers' rights based on the best interest of children?

Louisville, KY |

Is the whole idea of fathers' rights that it's not in the best interest of the children to discriminate against the father? How many Kentucky counties, if any, subscribe to that point of view?

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  1. Can't answer the second part but yes on the first. I'm seeing more and more get custody these days.

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  2. Kentucky law does not distinguish between fathers rights and mothers rights. In Kentucky there are parents rights. Both parents have a right to reasonable parenting time with the child (what is reasonable changes based on the specifics of every case). Both custody and parenting time are determined by the best interest of the child. You can speak to an attorney that regularly practices in your county for an opinion about your specific case. Knowledge of the Judge's tendencies is probably more important than the county, especially in Jefferson County where we have 10 family court judges.

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