Category Archives: Family Law

Divorce: Reducing cost and contention

The emotional, relational and spiritual costs of divorce are so high and, if divorce must occur, such costs can …. Continue reading

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The role of Guardian ad Litem taking shape:

Family Court Judges and Domestic Relations Commissioners have long used private, independent lawyers to facilitate resolving custodial and timeshare disputes in divorces. These lawyers are appointed by the judge as a Guardian ad Litem who is to, in some manner or another, look out for the children involved. The role of that Guardian ad Litem (or GAL) can be a confusing and ambiguous thing. However, the Supreme Court of Kentucky has issued… Continue reading

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Welcome our Newest Attorney: Matthew D. Henderosn

Troutman & Napier, PLLC is expanding services with the addition of our new associate attorney, Matthew D. Henderson. Continue reading

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It takes more than agreement for a custody order

While some courts will still issue an agreed custody order without these specific findings, it is not the best practice. Even if the divorce or custody action is being submitted on the record and all parties are in agreement, it is best to submit …. Continue reading

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Keeping the House

One of the most common desires divorcing couples who have children express is for one of them to keep the marital residence. Understandably, there is a strong emotional attachment to a home, especially one that is owned. The desire to keep that home is…. Continue reading

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Holidays are rough for families in conflict

Yes, I practice family law. And yes, I handle divorce actions as part of that practice. And, I am most successful in that when I help my client reconcile. Sometimes this reconciliation means the divorce never happens and they re-invest in their marriage. Sometimes, though, reconciliation… Continue reading

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Avoid timeshare conflict being your childrens’ Christmas gift

The season celebrating God the Father giving up His most precious gift: His only Son born of Him, becomes the season of giving grief. This is because we all (not just divorced parents) turn the season into one of being entitled. An expectancy of receiving takes hold. As parents, we slip into holding the holiday itself as… Continue reading

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