At some point in their lives, many Kentucky residents experience some form of domestic violence when in relationships. The types can include physical domestic violence, sexual domestic violence, threatening domestic violence and emotional domestic violence. Each type of domestic violence has potentially devastating effects that could impact a person's ability to live a normal life after-the-fact.
When a Kentucky parent leaves a relationship amid allegations of domestic violence, that parent might wonder how the allegations will affect child custody. A parent will not automatically lose access to a child because of allegations of domestic violence. A court will take a number of factors into account, including looking at evidence to support the allegations, such as photographs and police reports.