Tag Archives: dissolution of marriage

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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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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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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