§ 403.010 Court may grant divorce — Remarriage
§ 403.025 Proof in action for dissolution of marriage; credible witnesses
§ 403.033 Advisory committee appointment — Functions — Recommendations
§ 403.036 Mediation not to be ordered unless conditions are met
§ 403.040 Annulment of divorce decree — Effect
§ 403.041 Judgment of divorce may be annulled
§ 403.042 Judgment of divorce from bed and board may be annulled
§ 403.044 Testimony in certain cases not taken for sixty days after complaint filed
§ 403.050 Divorce from bed and board — Grounds and legal effect
§ 403.090 Friend of the court — Appointment — Tenure — Duties — Wage withholding collections — Compensation. (Effective until July 1, 2025)
§ 403.090 v2 Friend of the court — Appointment — Tenure — Duties — Wage withholding collections — Compensation. (Effective July 1, 2025)
§ 403.100 Compensation of guardian ad litem when petitioner is victim of KRS Chapter 507, 508, 509, or 510 offense committed by respondent
§ 403.110 Purpose of chapter
§ 403.120 Marriage — Court may declare invalid
§ 403.130 Rules of Civil Procedure to apply
§ 403.135 Protection of personal identifiers in domestic relations cases
§ 403.137 Disclosure of medical records — Guidelines — Limitations
§ 403.140 Marriage — Court may enter decree of dissolution or separation
§ 403.150 Procedure — Commencement of action, pleadings, abolition of existing defenses
§ 403.170 Marriage — Irretrievable breakdown
§ 403.180 Separation agreement — Court may find unconscionable
§ 403.190 Disposition of property
§ 403.200 Maintenance — Court may grant order for either spouse
§ 403.210 Recognition of “Family Support Act of 1988” mandate
§ 403.211 Action to establish or enforce child support — Rebuttable presumption for award — Allocation of child-care costs and health care expenses — Order for payment of health care coverage — Noncustodial parent’s health plan — Attachment of income —
§ 403.212 Child support guidelines — Administrative regulation establishing a child support obligation worksheet, manual with examples on cabinet Web site — Terms to be applied in calculations — Table. (Effective until July 1, 2025)
§ 403.212 v2 Child support guidelines — Administrative regulation establishing a child support obligation worksheet, manual with examples on Attorney General’s website — Terms to be applied in calculations — Table. (Effective July 1, 2025)
§ 403.2121 “Day” defined – Minimum requirement for shared parenting time credit — Establishment of adjustment to child support obligations based upon parenting time — Modification of child support — Children receiving public assistance
§ 403.213 Criteria for modification of orders for child support and for health care — Effects of emancipation and death of obligated parent — Commission to review guidelines
§ 403.215 Assignment of wages for child support obligations
§ 403.220 Costs of action and attorney’s fees
§ 403.230 Legal separation — Court may convert, to a decree of dissolution — Restoration of former name
§ 403.240 Decree or temporary order — Failure to comply with — Good-cause defense — Attorney’s fees
§ 403.250 Modification or termination of provisions for maintenance and property disposition
§ 403.270 Custodial issues — Best interests of child shall determine — Rebuttable presumption that joint custody and equally shared parenting time is in child’s best interests — De facto custodian
§ 403.290 Child: court may interview, court may seek advice of professional personnel
§ 403.300 Investigation: court may order in custody proceedings — Attorney to receive copy
§ 403.310 Hearings: custody proceedings shall receive priority
§ 403.315 Presumption that joint custody and equally shared parenting time is in best interest of child inapplicable if domestic violence order entered against a party
§ 403.320 Visitation of minor child — Visitation rights of custodial relatives following termination of parental rights of others
§ 403.322 Custody, visitation, and inheritance rights denied parent convicted of felony sexual offense from which victim delivered a child — Waiver — Child support obligation
§ 403.325 Visitation denied parent convicted of homicide of other parent — Exception — Hearing required
§ 403.330 Judicial supervision of custody decree or agreement
§ 403.340 Modification of custody decree
§ 403.350 Affidavit required with motion for temporary custody order or for modification of custody decree
§ 403.352 Power of attorney for temporary delegation of parental rights and responsibilities regarding care and custody of a child
§ 403.353 Form of power of attorney authorized by this section, KRS 403.352, and KRS Chapter 403A
§ 403.355 Definition of “safe child drop-off location” — Child custody exchanges in these locations
§ 403.705 Domestic violence coordinating councils — Membership — Purpose — Local protocol required — Domestic violence fatality review teams — Duties
§ 403.707 Sexual Assault Response Team Advisory Committee — Co-chairs — Membership — Duties
§ 403.715 Interpretation of KRS 403.715 to 403.785
§ 403.720 Definitions for KRS 403.715 to 403.785
§ 403.725 Petition for order of protection — Venue — Verified contents — Concurrent jurisdiction — Protocols for access and supplemental jurisdiction — Referral
§ 403.730 Immediate review of petition — Summons to evidentiary hearing — Ex parte emergency protective order
§ 403.735 Hearing on petition for order of protection — Criteria to assess appropriate relief and sanctions — Continuance of hearing and emergency protective order
§ 403.740 Domestic violence order — Restrictions — Temporary child support — Expiration and reissuance
§ 403.745 Duration of emergency protective order and domestic violence order — Prohibited costs and conditions — Mutual orders of protection — Amendment — Expungement
§ 403.750 Order of protection for family member or member of unmarried couple upon filing of petition or action under KRS Chapter 403
§ 403.7505 Certification standards for mental health professionals providing court-mandated treatment — List of certified providers to Administrative Office of the Courts — Collection of data
§ 403.751 Entry of summons or order of protection issued pursuant to KRS 403.715 to 403.785 into Law Information Network of Kentucky
§ 403.7521 Foreign protective orders — Rebuttable presumption of validity — Enforcement — Civil and criminal proceedings mutually exclusive
§ 403.7524 Statement to assist out-of-state court in determining whether order issued under KRS 403.715 to 403.785 is entitled to full faith and credit
§ 403.7527 Filing of foreign protective order and affidavit — Certification by issuing court official — Entry into Law Information Network of Kentucky
§ 403.7529 Authentication of foreign protective order
§ 403.7531 Clearing of foreign protective orders from Law Information Network of Kentucky
§ 403.7535 Duty to notify court of change in foreign protective order
§ 403.754 Petitioner for protective order may apply for temporary permit to carry concealed deadly weapon — Criteria — Denial of application final — Conversion to concealed carry license — Automated listing of temporary permit holders
§ 403.761 Amendment of domestic violence order to require participation in global positioning monitoring system — Cost to be paid by respondent and system operator — Shortening or vacating of order — Penalty for violation
§ 403.763 Violation of order of protection constitutes contempt of court and criminal offense
§ 403.785 Duties of law enforcement officers and agencies
§ 403.800 Definitions for KRS 403.800 to 403.880
§ 403.802 Proceedings governed by other law
§ 403.804 Application to Indian tribes
§ 403.806 International application
§ 403.808 Effect of child custody determination
§ 403.810 Priority
§ 403.812 Notice to persons outside state
§ 403.814 Appearance and limited immunity
§ 403.816 Communication between courts
§ 403.818 Taking testimony in another state
§ 403.820 Cooperation between courts — Preservation of records
§ 403.822 Initial child custody jurisdiction
§ 403.824 Exclusive, continuing jurisdiction
§ 403.826 Jurisdiction to modify determination
§ 403.830 Notice — Opportunity to be heard — Joinder
§ 403.832 Simultaneous proceedings
§ 403.834 Inconvenient forum
§ 403.836 Jurisdiction declined by reason of conduct
§ 403.838 Information to be submitted to court
§ 403.840 Appearance of parties and child
§ 403.842 Definitions for Article 3
§ 403.844 Enforcement under Hague Convention
§ 403.846 Duty to enforce
§ 403.850 Registration of child custody determination
§ 403.852 Enforcement of registered determination
§ 403.854 Simultaneous proceedings
§ 403.856 Expedited enforcement of child custody determination
§ 403.858 Service of petition and order
§ 403.860 Hearing and order
§ 403.862 Warrant to take physical custody of child
§ 403.864 Costs, fees, and expenses
§ 403.866 Recognition and enforcement
§ 403.868 Appeals
§ 403.870 Role of county attorney or other appropriate public official
§ 403.872 Role of peace officers
§ 403.874 Costs and expenses
§ 403.876 Application and construction of KRS 403.800 to 403.880
§ 403.878 Transitional provisions
§ 403.880 Short title for KRS 403.800 to 403.880

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes > Chapter 403 - Dissolution of Marriage -- Child Custody

  • Action: includes all proceedings in any court of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Animal: includes every warm-blooded living creature except a human being. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • any other state: includes any state, territory, outlying possession, the District of Columbia, and any foreign government or country. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney: means attorney-at-law. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Business trust: includes , except when utilized in KRS Chapter 386, a "statutory trust" as organized under KRS Chapter 386A. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • City: includes town. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Company: may extend and be applied to any corporation, company, person, partnership, joint stock company, or association. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Corporation: may extend and be applied to any corporation, company, partnership, joint stock company, or association. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • de facto custodian: means a person who has been shown by clear and convincing evidence to have been the primary caregiver for, and financial supporter of, a child who within the last two (2) years has resided with the person for an aggregate period of six (6) months or more if the child is under three (3) years of age and for an aggregate period of one (1) year or more if the child is three (3) years of age or older or has been placed by the Department for Community Based Services. See Kentucky Statutes 403.270
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Domestic: when applied to a corporation, partnership, business trust, or limited liability company, means all those incorporated or formed by authority of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Domestic animal: means any animal converted to domestic habitat. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Dower: A widow
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Federal: refers to the United States. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Foreign: when applied to a corporation, partnership, limited partnership, business trust, statutory trust, or limited liability company, includes all those incorporated or formed by authority of any other state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Month: means calendar month. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Tenancy by the entirety: A type of joint tenancy between husband and wife that is recognized in some States. Neither party can sever the joint tenancy relationship; when a spouse dies, the survivor acquires full title to the property.
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Treatment: when used in a criminal justice context, means targeted interventions
    that focus on criminal risk factors in order to reduce the likelihood of criminal behavior. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Year: means calendar year. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010