High Asset Divorces in Louisville Require Strategic Planning and Tax Expertise

High asset divorces in Louisville require strategic planning and tax expertise to ensure the best possible outcome.  Financially substantive individuals who are considering a divorce in Louisville or Central Kentucky should work with well established, experienced and proven family law attorneys who can provide sound counsel and guidance.  The experienced divorce attorneys at Dodd & Dodd help to protect our client’s interests and guide them through the complex process of asset division, spousal maintenance, child custody and parenting time, the valuation and division of a business or professional practice other complex …

Providing Support to Your Children Through a Divorce

What are some of the best strategies for providing support to your children through a divorce in Louisville or Central Kentucky?  Many psychologists focus on helping a child to see the divorce as a change of circumstances and not the end of the world.  This perspective combined with both parents remaining emotionally as well as physically involved in the child’s life are keys to supporting children through a divorce. The perception the child(ren) regarding the ongoing relationship between their parents has a substantial impact on the long term emotional health …

Mediation Helps Reduce Three Primary Factors in Divorce: Time, Emotional Stress and Cost

Mediation helps reduce three primary factors in divorce – time, emotional stress and cost.  You have much more control over your divorce in mediation than you would before a judge so take advantage of the opportunity to manage the process, make some of your own rules and enjoy one of the most beneficial strategies for any divorce: mediation. Why is mediation so effective?  The first thing to know about mediation is the rules are very flexible, and you help to create them.  Unlike court, where every action is closely guided …

Creating a Child Custody and Parenting Plan in Louisville

Are you concerned about creating a child custody and parenting plan in Louisville which the court will approve?  Are you struggling to resolve issues contained within aspects of child custody or parenting time because of a difficult former spouse? The partners at Dodd & Dodd each have decades of experience representing clients before Louisville and Central Kentucky family law courts.  We help negotiate sound parenting plans which work well for your family while ensuring the best opportunity for approval by the court. Parents who work cooperatively and constructively to develop child custody …

What is the Uniform Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA) and how does it affect Military Divorce?

What is the Uniform Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA) and how does it affect military divorce cases in Louisville?  Military divorce cases in Louisville and throughout Kentucky usually involve many complex legal issues, guided by several codes within the law including the “Uniform Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act” (USFSPA), as well as the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA). How is a military divorce different from a civilian divorce?  How is property divided, and what happens to retirement and other benefits?  What is the 20/20 rule or the 10/10 …

How are Retirement Assets Usually Divided in a Louisville Divorce

How are retirement assets usually divided in a Louisville divorce case?  Here in Louisville and across the State of Kentucky retirement assets in a divorce are often characterized as “marital property” and therefore must be divided equally as part of the property division process.  If the parties retirement assets are 401(k)s the plan administrator has a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) which it prefers to use.  Our attorneys work with the plan to properly structure enforceable orders and complete the QDRO so that it may be accepted by the court …

Is Spousal Maintenance Temporary or Permanent in Louisville?

Kentucky has very specific statutes which govern divorce and the the question of whether or not the Court will order spousal maintenance, often referred to as alimony.  If it is to be awarded, the next question is often “Is spousal maintenance temporary or permanent in Louisville divorce decrees?” Our family law and divorce courts here in Louisville will ask two primary questions: Is a former spouse unable to support themselves based upon their employment history and income, or are there child custody or special needs issues which prevent the ability …

Gray Divorce or Divorce after the Age of 50

The Washington Post recently noted that the divorce rate for those over the age of 50 – often referred to as “Gray Divorce” – has more than doubled since 1990.  More than half of gray divorce or divorce after the age of 50 cases are the first marriage for each party, and the majority have lasted longer than 20 years. If you are considering a gray divorce in Louisville or Central Kentucky it is important to look for a divorce attorney with extensive experience and expertise.  Divorce cases for longer term …

Dividing a Business Related Marital Asset

If you are a business owner or you a divorcing a business professional or owner of a company there will be many questions about dividing a business related marital asset in a Louisville or Central Kentucky divorce.  If the business was purchased during the course of the marriage, or marital assets were used to support the business it will likely be considered to be at least partially marital property. The financial interests of both parties can be quite substantial and this is why it is important to work with the experienced divorce …

Experienced Divorce Attorney in Louisville Kentucky

Why is it important to work with an experienced divorce attorney in Louisville Kentucky and how can this actually save you money?  No one enters into marriage expecting to ultimately seek a divorce but there does come a point in time when a marriage may no longer be sustainable.  What does it take to complete a successful divorce in Louisville?  Why will your attorney make a substantial impact on the outcome of your case? The hidden cost in any divorce lies in unresolved conflict between the parties.  The fastest and …