Category Archives: Child custody

Mediating Rather than Litigating

The process of mediating rather than litigating is simple. Instead of running out and hiring a lawyer right away, one or both spouses run out and find a mediator. The cost savings are instant because… Continue reading

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The Myth of “Uncontested Divorce”

There is an alternative to this litigator roulette. If both spouses are willing to engage in mediation prior to filing for divorce and perhaps even before retaining a lawyer, they are entering into the most likely scenario of a low-cost and relatively uncontested divorce. They may even emerge on the other side of mediation deciding that they actually are not at that irreconcilable place… 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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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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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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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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