As a parent you already have a lot on your plate. Now that you are going through a divorce, you have the added pressure of figuring out a child custody agreement. You already know that your child is the priority here, and maybe you have even heard that in Kentucky the agreement should be in his or her best interests. Figuring out what those best interests are is not always easy, though.
One of your first instincts might be to talk to friends or loved ones about their own custody arrangements. While this can give you an idea of what a custody arrangement can look like, it might not be as helpful as you think. Your family’s situation is unique, and you will need unique solutions to make sure you meet your child’s best interests. Instead of looking at what is best for other people’s children, consider your own child’s:
- school or daycare
- after-school activities
- your work schedule
- your ex’s work schedule
This is far from an exhaustive list. You will need to consider a number of other factors that might influence your child’s best interests. For example, it is not enough to just figure out what you and your ex’s work schedules are. Instead, you need to consider how these schedules will impact how and when you care for the kids.
You do not have to take on this challenge by yourself. Working closely with an attorney who is experienced in Kentucky family law can make the child custody process less challenging and may even be to your advantage. For more help with your divorce, be sure to visit our website.