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An Overview of Kentucky’s Basic Laws for Divorce

By |2022-07-13T15:03:25+00:00July 13th, 2022|Divorce|

Divorce, also known as, dissolution is the term defined as ending a legally binding marriage through an official court of action. The “irretrievable breakdown” of the marriage is defined by KRS 403.170 as “both of the parties by petition or otherwise have stated under oath or affirmation that the marriage is irretrievably broken, or one [...]

What is Collaborative Law Divorce?

By |2022-05-05T12:32:05+00:00March 18th, 2022|Divorce|

What is Collaborative Law Divorce? Let’s face it. Divorces can be very difficult on families, even when the parties are amicable. Traditionally, divorces are handled in court rooms with a judge and are financially draining, time consuming and require a significant amount of preparation. According to Investopedia, the average cost of a divorce in 2019 [...]

My Spouse Just Filed for Divorce—Now What?

By |2022-03-18T15:14:24+00:00November 5th, 2020|Divorce|

By: Anne Brockman You just received divorce papers in the mail and you may be wondering what to do next. Whether you and your spouse have discussed getting a divorce or not, it is an overwhelming feeling knowing the divorce process has officially begun and documents have been filed. We often receive frantic phone calls [...]

Why mediation?

By |2022-03-18T15:14:30+00:00October 27th, 2020|Divorce|

By: Melissa H. Doss Mediation is a structured, interactive process where an impartial third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. Mediation is a "party-centered" process in that it is focused primarily upon the needs, rights, and interests of the parties. The mediator uses a wide [...]

Know Your ACEs and Protect Our Children

By |2022-03-18T15:14:57+00:00September 15th, 2020|Children & Family Law|

By: Jaclyn Taylor It is no secret that the world is facing unprecedented times. Many individuals are struggling to work from home, homeschool children, and maintain social interactions amidst a global pandemic causing surmounting financial and sociological pressures. However, there is a subset of our population that is dealing with a unique and overlooked risk. [...]

Virtual School and Timesharing: What You Need to Know

By |2022-03-18T15:36:05+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Children & Family Law|

As the Corona Virus pandemic continues to impact our nation, families all over the country are having to re-think their day-to-day routine as countless students are being forced to begin the school year with online learning. Not only does this impact the mental and physical health of children, it is also impacting timeshare arrangements amongst [...]

The Mental Health of Children Post-Divorce

By |2022-03-18T15:15:10+00:00May 15th, 2020|Children & Family Law|

If your divorce was painful or painless, it is fair to say divorce impacts your children in some capacity for the rest of their lives. After a child’s parents go through a divorce, a child views the world differently, and views relationships in a whole new perspective. After your divorce is finalized and you begin [...]

Co-Parenting and COVID-19

By |2022-03-18T15:15:14+00:00April 29th, 2020|Children & Family Law|

By: Jaclyn Taylor April 29, 2020 Amidst a global pandemic, we find ourselves living in a unique, uncertain, and unprecedented time. Schools are operating remotely, businesses are temporarily closed, and everyone is strongly encouraged not to exit the confines of their home. The courts within the Commonwealth of Kentucky are closed until at least May [...]

Collaborative Law: What is it? Is it the right process for you?

By |2022-03-18T15:15:21+00:00March 28th, 2020|Divorce|

Collaborative Law: What is it? Is it the right process for you? By: Anne Brockman If you and your spouse are considering a divorce, you might be fearing constant court litigation, fighting, and never ending confusion. Despite trying to settle outside of the courtroom, some divorce proceedings do require litigation and extensive court proceedings. However, [...]

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