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How Kentucky's New Joint Custody Law Could Affect The Future Of Divorce

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The new Kentucky law says joint custody is now the default when parents split up.

Kentucky is now the first state in the country to make joint custody the "legal presumption" in divorce proceedings. The new law, signed by Governor Matt Bevin in April, goes into effect in July and requires judges to grant equal custody in all cases, unless one parent has filed a domestic violence protective order against the other within the last three years.    

While Kentucky is the only state to pass the legal presumption language into law, more than 25 states have considered similar legislation.    

Joining "Cincinnati Edition" to discuss the new law and how it could impact divorce proceedings are attorney Erin Wilkins with the Law Office of M. Erin Wilkins; Graydon Law attorney Mark Ogle; and Children's Law Center Staff attorney Howard Tankersley.

Tune into "Cincinnati Edition" June 12 starting at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.