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Appendix B Sample parenting conduct orders

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedFamily Court Rules of Procedure and Practice

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Family Court Rules of Procedure and Practice
XII. Appendix B. Sample Parenting Conduct Orders
Kentucky Family Rules of Practice and Procedure App. B
Appendix B Sample parenting conduct orders
<In Order 2022-58, dated December 9, 2022, the Supreme Court of Kentucky designated this appendix as "XII. Appendix B.">
This list below includes examples of terms that may be included in a court order relating to custody or parenting. A court may issue one or more of these orders and may issue orders not on this list. These examples are not binding upon any party unless specifically ordered in that party's case. Each party should review the specific orders in his or her case to determine which, if any, orders apply to him or her.
Absent a court order permitting them to do so, no parent or legal custodian of a child shall:
1. Permit or encourage a child to refer to someone other than the child's actual parents as “father”, “mother”, “mom,” or “dad”.
2. Change the child's surname without written permission from the child's parent(s).
3. Fail as soon as practical to notify the other parent or custodian of a medical or psychiatric emergency involving the child which requires professional treatment.
4. Ask the child questions about events and activities at the other parent or custodian's home.
5. Ask the child to keep secrets from a parent or custodian.
6. Discuss litigation between parents or custodians and, in particular ask a child to choose who they want to live or spend more time with.
7. Conduct parental or custodial business, make threats, or argue during possessory exchanges.
8. Disparage the other parent, custodian, or siblings in the presence of the child or permitting third persons to do so.
9. Interfere, by word or deed, with the natural development of the child's love and affection for a parent or custodian.
10. During periods of parenting time, unreasonably prohibit the child from contacting the other parent or custodian.
11. Listen to, eavesdrop on, or record conversations between the child and the other parent or custodian.
12. Contact the child during the other parent or custodian's parenting time without having first been contacted by the child or given permission to do so by the possessory parent or custodian.
13. Discuss matters of child support or maintenance in the presence of the child or permitting third persons to do so.
14. Pass money or messages through the child to the other parent or custodian, particularly messages relating to money or the possessory schedule.
15. During non-parenting time, attempt to remove or remove the child from an individual providing child care, an institutional daycare provider or school, for any period of time, without the expressed consent of the parent or custodian with the right to possession of the child.
16. Change the child's school without written consent of the other parent or joint legal custodian.
17. Remove a parent or custodian as an emergency contact or recipient of medical, schooling, or extracurricular activity information.
18. Reschedule medical and counseling appointments for the child without reasonable prior notice to the other parent or joint legal custodian.
19. Fail to administer medicine to the child as prescribed.
20. Fail to ensure the child's continued participation in scheduled or traditionally scheduled extracurricular activities.
21. Schedule activities of any kind during the other parent or custodian's parenting time without permission from the other parent or joint legal custodian.
22. Intentionally or repeatedly fail to return the child's clothing, medicine, or property at the end of his or her parenting time.
23. Fail to use age appropriate vehicle restraints or legally required protective equipment during any activity.
24. Prohibit the child from having reasonable contact with his or her friends.
25. Fail to reasonably assist the child with school homework or projects during overnight possessory periods.
26. Fail to agree to occasional, but reasonable, requests to alter the possessory schedule.


HISTORY: Amended by Order 2022-58, eff. 1-1-23. Adopted by Order 2020-1, eff. 2-1-20
KY Family Court Rules App. B, KY ST FAM CT App. B
Current with amendments received through June 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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