Category Archives: Family Law

Family Law and Bankruptcy Jurisdictional Intersection

You see, the divorce decree created an obligation between the ex-husband and ex-wife even though a third party was the direct creditor…. Continue reading

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Legal Separation v Divorce

One would be hard pressed to find an attorney in Kentucky who would bring up, much less advocate, the use of legal separation over that of a dissolution of marriage (divorce) in situations where… Continue reading

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Passive Bullying

… refuse to respond to discovery requests or even comply with the orders of the court. All this while they take secret glee in seeing their almost-ex run up attorney bills. This is essentially passive bullying….. Continue reading

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Reducing the Expense in Legal Separation or Divorce

For this service as scrivener, I am able to charge my lowest possible flat rate that includes a consultation and preparation of the documents… Continue reading

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People Ask: “I never get to see my child, do I have to pay support?”

Do I have to pay child support if I don’t have custody or get to see my child? This is a common question I hear and the answer is … Continue reading

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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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