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Exercising parental rights important in child custody proceedings

Ending a marriage is no easy feat. When Kentucky residents are going through this process and also have children, they undoubtedly worry how the divorce will impact the kids. In particular, child custody proceedings can present many concerns, and parents may want to do their best to address their cases.

It is not uncommon for parents to come to bitter disputes over the custody of their children. In some cases, one parent may even try to present a negative view of the other parent in hopes of obtaining more favorable terms. If this happens, the other parent may want to request in-home custody evaluations in hopes that a court representative will see how that parent truly lives and treats the children.

Holding on to parental rights is also important when it comes to custody. One parent may see the children less, but he or she can still take advantage of visitation time and any other given opportunities to see or speak with the kids. Exercising parental rights may cause the court to have a positive view of that parent and otherwise work in that parent's favor.

Worrying about child custody outcomes is a common feeling for parents going through divorces. Even after the arrangements have been made, that worrying may continue. Still, it may help Kentucky parents to feel less concerned over the situation if they have the ability to reach agreeable terms. Presenting strong cases and doing their best to appear favorably to the court may go a long way in reaching custody goals.

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