How Long Does Child Support Last in a Jefferson County Divorce

How Long Does Child Support Last in a Jefferson County Divorce?

We are often asked “How long does child support last in a Jefferson County divorce?” What expenses should be included when considering child support obligations? Many people mistakenly believe that child support includes the division of college tuition and expenses, or basically until the child grows up and moves out of the house on their own. Under Kentucky law, child …

Changing Child Support Orders After a Louisville Divorce Decree

Changing Child Support Orders After a Louisville Divorce Decree

Changing child support orders after a Louisville divorce decree is possible. The experienced post-decree modification attorneys at Dodd & Dodd have decades of experience before Louisville family law courts in these matters. We provide sound advice informed by this experience and our legal skill and expertise. We will first review the orders issued by the judge or magistrate in your …

How are Your Child's Private Education Costs Handled in the Divorce?

How are Your Child’s Private Education Costs Handled in the Divorce?

The question of a child’s private education costs are usually rooted in concerns regarding child support. Will the court order your former spouse to split or pay for the private education you intend for your child(ren)? Generally speaking our Courts consider a private education to be discretionary from the perspective of a divorce settlement. There are many circumstances that the …

Deviate from Kentucky's Child Support Calculations in Louisville Divorce

Can You Agree to Deviate from Kentucky’s Child Support Calculations in a Divorce

We are often asked “can you agree to deviate from Kentucky’s child support calculations in a divorce in Louisville or Jefferson County?”  Here in Kentucky child support is to be based upon the multiple factors contained within the “Child Support Estimation Calculator.”  It may be possible for the couple to agree upon an amount which is different from guideline child …

Women Often Face Substantial Financial Challenges After Divorce

Women Often Face Substantial Financial Challenges After Divorce

A recent study has brought a concerning fact to light with respect to divorce: women often face substantial financial challenges after divorce. The myth commonly portrayed in movies and television shows women who “win” a divorce case resulting in big child custody, support and maintenance or maintenance payments.  This new study points to a different reality.  The experienced Louisville family …

Seeking Modifications to your Louisville Divorce Orders

Seeking Modifications to your Louisville Divorce Orders

Are you seeking modifications to your Louisville divorce orders?  What must occur for you to successfully pursue a change in orders relating to: spousal maintenance child support child custody or parenting time domestic violence or abuse The answer to your question is actually quite legally complex.  The decision of whether or not the Court will hear your case will be …