Protecting Your Custody and Parenting Time

Protecting Your Custody and Parenting Time in a Louisville Divorce

Protecting your custody and parenting time in a Louisville divorce is one of the most important goals for the majority of parents.  What is the difference between “child custody” and “parenting time” also known as “visitation” and how are these established in a Louisville divorce? Child custody refers to the party with the legal right to make decisions regarding where …

Property Distribution in a Louisville Divorce

Property Distribution in a Louisville Divorce isn’t Just Dividing All Assets in Half

Property distribution in a Louisville divorce isn’t just dividing all assets in half and giving each former spouse their 50% share.  Here in Kentucky, marital property is usually to be divided equally and equitably between the parties .  However, this doesn’t mean you sell every asset, pay off every debt and divide the remaining money equally between the parties.  Part …

Difference Between Temporary and Permanent Maintenance

What is the Difference Between Temporary and Permanent Maintenance Orders

What is the difference between temporary and permanent maintenance orders in a Louisville divorce case?  What do you need to immediately know about temporary orders?  Will temporary orders affect the permanent orders ultimately issued in your case? The party who initially files the divorce petition may request initial orders from the judge regarding matters such as child custody and parenting …

separate property in a Louisville Divorce

What is Separate Property in a Louisville Divorce Case?

What is separate property in a Louisville divorce case?  Kentucky is an “equitable distribution” state when it comes to marital property.  This simply means all debts and assets acquired by either or both of the parties during the term of the marriage (with a few exceptions) are considered to be marital property and are usually divided equally between the parties. …