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 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 …

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 …