Is a Prenup Right For You?

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

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 [...]

Effects of separation on kids

By |2017-11-09T19:16:35+00:00November 9th, 2017|Divorce, Lawyer, Partnership agreement|

in the United States, and most of the Western Civilization, more than 90 percent of people marry. Healthy marriages are good for couples’ mental and physical health and also good for children. Growing up in a happy home decreases the likelihood of mental, physical, educational and social problems. Unfortunately, about 40 to 50 percent of married [...]

What is Family Court like?

By |2017-09-13T18:43:20+00:00September 13th, 2017|adoption info, Custody, Divorce, Lawyer, Opinion, Wills|

I get asked all the time what family court is like? Does it feel like a criminal court? Can I plead the fifth? Guilty or not guilty? Family court in Kentucky is different than other courts and uses a case management system. It’s focused on one family, one judge, and one court. According to Ky.gov, [...]

What happens when a parent doesn’t follow the rules?

By |2017-08-29T14:44:04+00:00August 29th, 2017|Custody, Divorce, Lawyer|

I recently heard a story about a divorced couple with two children. The former spouses adopted the state guidelines for their divorce which stated the mother retained full custody while the father had every other weekend, one evening on opposite weeks, and a full week a year for vacation. For a short time, everybody followed [...]

The Myth of “Common Law” Marriage

By |2017-03-21T18:10:04+00:00March 21st, 2017|Divorce, Lawyer, Partnership agreement|

I was recently asked about common law marriage in Kentucky, specifically about what it takes to get a divorce. If you asked almost anybody, they would say that people are considered married if they live in the same household for a certain number of years. In Kentucky, that just isn’t the case. Common law marriage [...]

What are the requirements for divorce in Kentucky?

By |2017-02-20T16:17:32+00:00February 20th, 2017|Divorce|

A dissolution of marriage process may eliminate much of the divorce process and expense. Unlike a divorce, fault grounds are not at issue.  Dissolution is often thought of as no-fault divorce. If you are a resident of Kentucky, and you intend to file for dissolution, you should understand some of the basic requirements. The court requires [...]

Tips to Survive the Holidays for Divorced Parents

By |2016-12-05T19:32:21+00:00December 5th, 2016|Divorce|

I came across this article and thought it was completely relevant since we are smack dab in the middle of the holiday season. As I re-post this article from huffingtonpost.com, please remember that one of the most important things mentioned in this article is that the kids should come first. Written by Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson and Alan [...]

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