Highly Contested Custody & Relocation Cases
Child custody is often one of the most heavily contested issues in divorce and separation. Determining a workable parenting time arrangement can be a challenge, particularly in high-conflict cases. Extensive litigation may be necessary. During this critical juncture, it is important to choose the right attorney — someone with the in-depth knowledge and experience necessary for achieving a favorable outcome.
When it comes to such an important issue as your children’s lives, get the reassurance of knowing your case is in skilled hands at our firm.
At Burbank & Collins, P.S.C., we have spent decades helping clients across Kentucky navigate the challenges of high-conflict custody cases. Louisville attorney Reneaux Collins has devoted almost her entire career to the family law field. Through her leadership in prestigious family law organizations — including the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and twice chairing the Kentucky State Bar’s Family Law Section — she has access to a wealth of connections, resources and cutting-edge research relevant to complex custody cases. She is well-equipped to protect clients’ interests both inside and outside the courtroom, and she is well-versed in the issues that often arise during custody cases, including:
- Custody evaluations, including for fathers
- Appointment of guardian ad litems or friends of the court
- Custody mediation
- Parental alienation
Additionally, Ms. Collins helps clients navigate the complexities of international visitation issues.
Protecting Fathers’ Rights
Many fathers are under the impression that they are on unequal footing when it comes to child custody. The law makes it clear that fathers have equal rights as mothers. However, exercising those rights may require submitting strong evidence of your ongoing involvement in the children’s lives. We can help you pursue a time-sharing arrangement that reflects your contributions and respects your rights as a parent.
Custody Modifications And Relocations
Even after a custody arrangement is in place, changes in a job, family situation or medical needs may require modifying the arrangement. Relocation is increasingly common in our mobile society. One parent may wish to move with the children to another city or state.
These situations often trigger emotional disputes that may require extensive litigation. We assist parents with obtaining court approval or challenging the proposed relocation.