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In KY all matters involving divorce and child custody and support are governed by the Kentucky Revised Statutes.
If you are interested, the link is: http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/krs/TITLES.HTM
At this point your son will need to petition the courts for custody based on the best interest of the children. The custody can be sole, joint or visitation only. Be sure to tell the court why your son leaving the house was only temporarily for the best interest of the children.
If your son cannot afford a lawyer, try Legal Aid. They can represent him based on his income.
If he cannot hire a lawyer he will need to copy the custody forms at the local law library or purchase a software package online. Here is the site: http://www.divorcesource.com
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