Thank you for visiting the Divorce Center. My focus is to give you enough information on the website to answer some of the basic Divorce questions that you may have and then provide you with a FREE Consultation to discuss your unique situation. Every Divorce is unique with the vast amount of situations that we have become involved with. While each is a little different the basics are all still the same. Each Divorce is a separation from your comfortable life that you have grown accustom to a new unfamiliar life that you are not quite sure what to do with yet.
My Focus is to help you through the Divorce process and limit the amount of unnecessary stress that comes along with these types of life changes. I can help with any of the following types of cases and many more not listed.
Divorces can be extremely complex family law cases with numerous facets, and a complicated divorce case should only be handled by an experienced family law attorney in Northern Kentucky.
Kentucky is a “no-fault” state, meaning that neither party is responsible for proving that the other party is at some sort of fault, like adultery. The court is responsible for reviewing the case and any relevant factors in order to issue a decree that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
Multiple different items are considered in a divorce case including:
- Spousal maintenance
- Child custody
- Child support
- Division of assets and debts
- Division of property.
We can help protect your rights in each of these facets. Don’t underestimate the impact that going through a divorce without an attorney might have. The decisions determined by a family law judge are likely to affect your life for a long time. In addition, the court does not issue a final divorce decree until all of the issues in your case have been determined. You can alleviate a great deal of stress simply by choosing an attorney who is familiar with family law.
The determination that spousal maintenance should be awarded on a temporary, rehabilitative, or long-term basis is solely up to the court. Judges will review information such as income, assets, and ability to support oneself after the divorce has been finalized. A spousal maintenance award may have a significant impact on the lives of both spouses over the long run, so vet your attorney for experience and confidence in this arena. Click Here for more details.
Child custody is generally one of the most contentious aspects of a divorce. Orders may be awarded as legal or physical custody, and the specifics for each family may include joint custody, shared custody, or sole custody/visitation mixed arrangements. Child custody cases may involve the use of expert witnesses, psychological evaluations, the wishes of the children, and possibly even a lawyer appointed to represent the children. Click Here for more details.
A calculation is used to determined child support orders in the state of Kentucky, but it’s critical that accurate information is presented to the court in order to arrive at a fair amount. Child support orders are generally issued until the child turns 18 or graduates from high school, and courts/judges do retain the right to review and amend child support orders if there is significant evidence that such a change is warranted. Click Here for more details.
The judge will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of assets and debts to determine which are marital and which are non-marital property. Kentucky’s division of these items is equitable, which does not necessarily mean equal. Having an attorney represent you is the best way to remain confident that your rights are fairly represented. Click Here for more details.
The division of marital property is another issue that tends to evoke conflict in court. Like division of debts and assets, this is meant to be distributed equitably. This process can be complex, so you should leave this concern to your Boone attorney. Click Here for more details.