One of the most important aspects of a family law case involving children is custody.  The term “child custody” is meant to define how parents will make material decisions affecting their children.  In Kentucky, custody may be either joint or sole.  Generally speaking, joint custody means that both parents will work together to make important decisions for their children, and sole custody means that only one parent (the sole custodian) will make the decisions. Custody may be modified under certain circumstances. The standard for determining initial custody in Kentucky is “the best interests of the child.”  The attorneys at Johnson Cook Abbott Ahrens & Shiffman PLLC have significant experience in child custody cases and we always try to keep the best interests of the children at the forefront of our thoughts in guiding our clients through the custody process.