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 [...]

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, [...]

What does “date of separation” mean and why does it matter?

By |2022-03-18T15:15:55+00:00August 16th, 2019|Divorce|

By: Jaclyn Zembrodt Taylor August 16, 2019 “Date of separation” is a legal term of art that officially marks the unofficial end of a union between spouses. In every consultation for divorce, the attorney will ask you for the day you and your spouse separated, or in other words, your “date of separation. This date [...]

What to Bring to an Initial Consultation for Divorce to Make the Most of Your Visit

By |2022-03-18T15:16:01+00:00July 1st, 2019|Divorce|

By: Jaclyn Zembrodt Taylor Law Clerk, Melissa Doss Law July 1, 2019 Setting up an initial consultation for divorce can invoke many different emotions—happy, sad, anxious, stressed, etc. Most individuals beginning the divorce process know nothing until they meet with an attorney, and the unknown is scary. At the same time, meeting with an attorney [...]

Why do we utilize mediation in family law?

By |2022-03-18T15:45:43+00:00February 3rd, 2019|Divorce|

By: Jaclyn Zembrodt Taylor, Law Clerk for Melissa Doss Law February 1, 2019 When a person seeks legal counsel from an attorney, they often see pictures of fancy courtrooms and high-pressure hearings presided over by a strict judge. While this may not bother some people, most are nervous at the thought of going to court. [...]

House Bill 528 took affect this month

By |2018-07-20T17:37:03+00:00July 20th, 2018|Children & Family Law, Divorce|

House Bill 528, signed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin in April, states that there will a presumption that joint parenting and equally shared custody is in the best interest of the child. If one of the parties involved believes custody should be different form that, they will have to prove it. Manda Barger and Chris [...]

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