What are some of the available options to resolve maintenance disputes in a Jefferson County or Louisville divorce? Maintenance is not as clearly defined in Kentucky law as child support, and this can lead to contentious disputes between the parties.
There is a spectrum of control, time and cost associated with these disputes. The fastest and least expensive option is to negotiate an agreement upon maintenance between the parties and their legal representatives. The experienced divorce and family law attorneys at Dodd & Dodd have decades of experience providing skilled negotiation on behalf of our clients. We work to establish common ground to prevent unnecessary conflict while seeking to accomplish the goals of our client. Negotiation provides the greatest degree of control for the parties while usually limiting associated time frame and cost.
Mediation is an excellent alternative. Mediation is designed to be a safe, conflict free environment where the parties are guided by a neutral experienced third party – the mediator. The mediator provides the benefit of extensive experience and legal insight while helping the parties to work through the unique circumstances associated with their situation.
Multiple studies have proven couples who reach agreements through negotiation or mediation are much more likely to abide by those agreements after the divorce is completed. This prevents the emotional stress and expense of post-decree litigation.
The option which usually requires the greatest amount of time and expense also removes the ability of the parties to exert control over the process: litigation. The parties present their arguments before the judge (a total stranger) who imposes a solution upon them.
If you are concerned about options to resolve maintenance disputes the experienced and proven family law attorneys at Dodd & Dodd can and will help. We invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and contact us or call 502-584-1108 to schedule an appointment.
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