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 …

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 …