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Getting divorced is one of the most stressful events a person can experience. Our attorneys have handled divorce cases for many years, ranging from simple matters to the most complex matters.

When we initially meet with you, we will provide you with an overview of how Kentucky law works. We will explain how the facts of your case will be affected by Kentucky law. We will clarify each step of the process so you understand what you can expect to happen. We leave plenty of time to answer any questions you might have. Our goal is that you will leave the first meeting with more accurate information than you arrived with so that you can make the best decisions for your particular case.

In general terms, in a divorce there are five major issues that a judge must address, or that the parties must resolve by way of an agreement that they both sign. The first is what might be referred to as “child related issues,” including custody, timesharing, child support, extracurricular activities, medical expenses, and dependency exemptions. Next, the court must divide the parties’ property, including their bank accounts, retirement proceeds, home equity, and vehicles and personal property. When appropriate, the court might award maintenance (what used to be called alimony) to one of the parties. How each debt will get paid must also be addressed in some manner. The obligations created by mortgages, debts against vehicles, student loans, credit cards, etc., must be divided between the parties. Finally, the attorney fees of the parties must be paid.

During the first meeting, and throughout your case, we will discuss your options for resolution of your case. Many people seek remedies that do not require them to go to court. The reality is that nearly all divorces settle. We are skillful problem solvers and often help the parties reach agreements outside of court. Mediation is one tool that we use to resolve differences. A divorce is considered “uncontested” if the parties reach a settlement on all issues by written agreement and do not have a final trial before the judge.

Sometimes issues arise that require the court’s involvement and cannot be resolved in any other manner. A divorce is generally considered “contested” if the parties have a final hearing in front of the judge on any issue that prevents them from settling. We will be with you every step of the way. Our attorneys have extensive courtroom experience in front of judges all over Central Kentucky.

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