Question by anthony d : I have a question on child custody laws in Kentucky.? My friend has two small children with his girlfriend. He recently found out that she is planning to leave him. He has never established paternity. He assumed it was official once he signed the birth certificate. She has no job, no car, and no home, except the one that they share.
My question is this, what can he do, besides establish paternity, to obtain custody once they are seperated.
I explained that the first thing he should do is establish paternity, but what can he do next? Someone mentioned obtaining “primary custody” or “primary guardianship.” Could someone help me out? Best answer:
Answer by Simian Menace
The problem is you and he are looking at her not having a job as a bad thing for her.
The courts will see it like this:
With enough child support she will be able to spend MORE time with the kids than he can, going to work and putting the kids in daycare.
I would say fight for Joint Physical Custody and no or almost no child support.
He will have a much better shot at that. I have a website: http://www.UtahParentsUnderSiege.com/
I will help him all I can with caselaw and legal research if he needs it.
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