More than 80 Years of Experience

Serving Central and Eastern Kentucky

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Areas of Practice

  • Marital and Non-Marital Property
  • Custody
  • Timesharing (Visitation)
  • Grandparent Visitation
  • Termination of Parental
    Rights
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Jurisdiction
  • Post-Divorce Matters
  • Mediation
  • Wills and Living Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Adoption

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky 1998

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky 1998 J.D.
  • Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1987 A.B.

Professional Associations
and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association,
    Former Family Law Section Chair
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Family Law Section Past Co-Chair
  • Smith College Alumni Association, Bluegrass Area President & Alumni Recruiter

Past Employment Positions

  • Comprehensive Care, Senior Crisis Line Counselor

Birth Information

  • 1965

Lexington, Kentucky

I concentrate my practice on family law, including divorces, marital and non-marital property, legal and physical custody, maintenance (alimony), timesharing (visitation), child support, grandparent visitation, termination of parental rights, adoptions, jurisdiction issues, post-divorce matters, prenuptial agreements and mediating cases involving all of these issues. I also focus on estate planning (wills, living wills, powers of attorney) and probate and trust administration.

I am a certified family law mediator, and am available to mediate divorces and other family law matters. I have taken parenting coordination training and am available to conduct parenting coordination for parents who are struggling to implement their parenting plans.

I am a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts: https://www.afccnet.org/. I was formerly the chair of the Family Law Section of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Fayette County Bar Association. I am a member of the board for Micah Legal, a local non-profit providing low cost legal services. In the past I have served on the boards of Family Counseling, AVOL, and the Lexington Chapter of the National Association of Business Owners (NAWBO).

I grew up in Massachusetts and attended Smith College there. After graduating, I worked in the mental health profession. Prior to attending law school at the University of Kentucky and entering private practice, I spent many years as the Senior Crisis Line Counselor for Comprehensive Care. I believe that this experience sets me apart from many other attorneys. I am very much at ease dealing with the challenging and emotional issues my clients face.

I take cases primarily in Central Kentucky including Clark, Madison, Scott, Woodford, Bourbon, Jessamine, Anderson, Mercer, and Boyle Counties.

Upcoming Seminars

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Past NBI Seminars

Top Challenges in Family Law: Overcoming Difficult Issues in Family Law (Monday, June 10, 2019)
Divorce Cases from Start to Finish (Wednesday, June 6 – Thursday, June 7, 2018)
Advanced Family Law (Thursday, October 19, 2017)
Parental Alienation and Abuse Allegations (Monday, April 3, 2017)
Divorce Law Guide from A to Z (Wednesday, April 19, 2017)
Family Law from A to Z (Wednesday, February 24, 2016)
Parental Alienation and Abuse Allegations (Tuesday, March 01, 2016)
Divorce Issues (Tuesday, April 12, 2016)

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