Helping Fathers And Husbands Move Through Family Law Matters

Fathers and husbands have important rights in family law cases. However, it is important to be proactive in defending your rights and interests. It can pay dividends to consult with a fathers' rights attorney and obtain legal guidance tailored to your situation.

At Carrie D. Ritsert, Attorney At Law, our Louisville-based family law attorney, Carrie Ritsert, assists men like you with navigating difficult family law situations. We provide comprehensive representation for fathers and husbands in all types of family law cases, including divorce, child custody, property division and alimony. We are particularly attuned to the unique concerns that men encounter in these proceedings.

Get a bulldog fighting in your corner. Send an email to schedule a free initial consultation.

Navigating Child Custody For Fathers

Men often feel they get short shrift in child custody cases, especially if they are the primary breadwinners. Without a doubt, ensuring your right to meaningful involvement in your child's life is a paramount concern.

In Kentucky, many families pursue shared custody arrangements, an equal or near equal division of time between the parents. Many fathers in particular find this type of custody arrangement preferable to every other weekend or more limited visitation situations. Additionally, shared custody may equalize each parent's child support obligation if the incomes are similar. Child support is usually reduced based on the equal parenting time.

Modifying Existing Orders

Settlement agreements, child custody and child support orders are not necessarily permanent. Changes in life circumstances can necessitate modifying an arrangement. To pursue a modification, however, it may be necessary to go to court. Additionally, there are legal rules and standards governing when modifications are attainable.

If you are considering pursuing a modification — or defending against the other party's attempt to modify an order — it is in your best interest to consult with a lawyer.

Do Not Wait — Get Legal Help Today

For a free consultation, call our family law attorney, Carrie Ritsert at 502-694-5397 or toll-free at 800-785-7641.

We offer reasonable fees and one-on-one service. If necessary, off-site appointments and evening/weekend availability can be arranged. All phone calls and emails are promptly returned.