Why do we utilize mediation in family law?

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. [...]

By |2019-02-03T21:05:49+00:00February 3rd, 2019|Divorce, Uncategorized|0 Comments

House Bill 528 a KY First of it’s Kind

Jason Griffith, Opinion contributor for Cincinnati.com provided an insightful piece on this new legislation that took affect this month titled "Opinion: Black fathers benefit from Ky.'s new joint custody law". House Bill 582 makes Kentucky the first state to have a shared parenting from the beginning. On July 14, Kentucky became the first state with [...]

House Bill 528 took affect this month

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 [...]

By |2018-07-20T17:37:03+00:00July 20th, 2018|Custody, Divorce, Lawyer|0 Comments

New child-custody law lets Ky. children win with shared parenting

BY MATT HALE - Original article  April 12, 2017 04:50 PM Monday, Gov. Matt Bevin signed a revised law affecting temporary child-custody orders — the starting point for divorces. Kentucky’s House and Senate unanimously approved the law, which creates a presumption of joint custody and equal parenting time. The new law, House Bill 492, answers many [...]

By |2018-06-11T18:53:06+00:00June 11th, 2018|Divorce|0 Comments

How will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affect you?

IRS overhaul throws divorce calculations into turmoil BY KATE ROCKWOOD - original article here In the often messy financial negotiations that are part of divorce, one rule has always been clear across state lines for 75 years: Alimony was deductible for the payer, and the recipient paid income tax on it. Now, President Donald Trump’s [...]

By |2018-06-11T18:48:35+00:00June 11th, 2018|Divorce, Lawyer, modifications|0 Comments

Summer break is approaching!

If you are recently divorced with children, here is a review of the Kentucky Court guidelines for time sharing as the 2018 school year comes to an end. The full document can be found HERE. The following schedules are suggested as guidelines for the parents and the court establishing time-sharing/visitation schedules. Each case will present [...]

By |2018-04-25T15:29:15+00:00April 25th, 2018|Custody, Divorce|0 Comments

Social Media’s Impact on Divorce

There are over 2.1 billion smart phone users. There are over 2.2 billion Facebook users. It's not hard to imagine the number of people snapping pictures of their kids, games, dates, family, pets, or other personal information on social media. People considering divorce should use caution. In a divorce case social media can provide evidence that [...]

By |2018-02-19T18:35:14+00:00February 19th, 2018|Divorce|0 Comments

Is a Prenup Right For You?

Did you know that Prenuptial Agreements were not enforced in Kentucky prior to 1990? The courts maintained that Prenuptial Agreements promoted divorce. Thankfully times have changed and prenuptial agreements are very common in today's marriages. Once thought of as the "get out of jail free cards" of the married world, these commonplace agreements are used [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:37:28+00:00January 15th, 2018|Divorce, Lawyer, Partnership agreement|0 Comments
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