Tag Archives: family law

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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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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Hidden Issues in Child Support 1

An opposing attorney may tell you, if you are not represented by a lawyer in a divorce action, that child support is very cut and dried and the amount they are proposing is determined by statute. This is a partially true statement. It is determined by statute and in the realm of things, it is indeed cut and dried in comparison to other legal matters. However, … Continue reading

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Things to be aware of when facing divorce and debt

Bankruptcy of an ex-spouse after the entry of a divorce decree (the dissolution of a marriage) can have substantial implications of obligations owed by that ex-spouse to you. I’ve written a post regarding domestic support obligations in Chapter 7 as compared to Chapter 13 bankruptcy and I encourage you … Continue reading

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Oh, no! The status quo

When one spouse decides to pursue a divorce, the non-filing spouse often feels an overwhelming sense of powerlessness. Their world turns upside down and the decision frequently surprises them. In these moments, desperation sets in and the non-filing spouse makes concessions to the filing spouse to try and win them back. The danger this creates is… Continue reading

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Affording a Dissolution of Marriage

I am afraid to say that using an attorney in a dissolution of marriage action is never going to be “cheap”. But there are some things to be aware of…. Continue reading

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Dissolution of Marriage: Where to file?

…An unwary and unrepresented party to a divorce, though, may unwittingly concede to an improper venue (a wrong county) by filing an answer or showing up to a court date. That is because…. Continue reading

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What’s a Scrivener?

I have, at times, successfully offered a couple who wish to have a legal separation or have determined for certain that a divorce must occur the services of scrivener. First of all, I am not commenting on this to in any way encourage divorce. Divorce usually does not accomplishes the freedom or healing the parties expect. Rather, I am merely offering an alternative to the traditional adversarial lawyer versus lawyer dissolution action that can be so costly…. Continue reading

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Child Support and Timeshare

A recent Supreme Court of Kentucky decisions, McFelia v McFelia, (August 29th, 2013) highlights the importance of establishing appropriate child support from the get-go in a divorce action. In this case, the father agreed to standard child support per…. Continue reading

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