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Determining Temporary and Permanent Maintenance in a Louisville Divorce

What are some of the factors which must be considered when determining temporary and permanent maintenance in a Louisville divorce case? One of the most common issues we are asked about during consultations with a divorce client is the subject of maintenance. Will maintenance be ordered in your case? What is the difference between temporary and permanent orders of maintenance? …

Determining Permanent Maintenance in a Louisville Divorce

Determining Permanent Maintenance in a Louisville Divorce

What are the factors for determining permanent maintenance in a Louisville divorce? The firs concept to cover here is the difference between “temporary” maintenance orders and “permanent” maintenance orders. Temporary orders are issued by the Court usually at the outset of the case or early in the divorce process. Temporary orders exist until they are replaced by “permanent” orders. Permanent …

Modify Existing Maintenance Orders in Louisville Post-Decree

Modify Existing Maintenance Orders in Louisville

What is the process to modify existing maintenance orders in Louisville? What changes must occur in order to request a modification of maintenance orders from the Court? Under Kentucky Family Law, either spouse has the right petition the Court to modify existing maintenance orders in Louisville or anywhere in Kentucky. However, the Courts are backlogged with cases and will require …

The Issue of Maintenance in a Louisville Divorce - Family Law

The Issue of Maintenance in a Louisville Divorce

We are often asked about the issue of maintenance in a Louisville divorce. Will I (receive or have to pay) maintenance? How is the amount and duration of maintenance determined? What is the difference between temporary and permanent orders of maintenance? The central questions of maintenance revolve around the need of the recipient and the ability of the other party …

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Spousal Maintenance Factors in a Louisville Divorce

What are the spousal maintenance factors in a Louisville divorce case? How and when will maintenance be ordered? What is the difference between a “temporary” order and a “post divorce” or “permanent” order? There are far too many spousal maintenance factors in a Louisville divorce to list here, and there is no specific calculation or formula for the Judge in …

How Does Remarriage Affect Existing Orders After a Louisville Divorce

How Does Remarriage Affect Existing Orders After a Louisville Divorce

How does remarriage affect existing orders after a Louisville divorce? What happens with issues such as child custody and visitation, child support and maintenance if a former spouse remarries? A recent study by Pew Research provided interesting insight into the nature of families in Kentucky and across the United States. In the 1960’s, over 73% of US children lived with …

How Long Does Permanent Maintenance Last - Louisville Divorce

How Long Does Permanent Maintenance Last After a Louisville Divorce?

How long does permanent maintenance last after a Louisville divorce? Kentucky family law generally classifies maintenance as temporary, rehabilitative or permanent. However, it is important to know that “permanent” in the case of maintenance does not mean “forever.” This concept is a bit misleading and it is important to understand the nature of maintenance and how and when it ends. …

Maintenance to be Established and Calculated in a Louisville Divorce

How is Maintenance to be Established and Calculated in a Louisville Divorce Case

How is maintenance to be established and calculated in a Louisville divorce case? Generally speaking, maintenance is a tool to level the financial playing field between the parties during the course of divorce as well as the years which follow. Maintenance also facilitates the transition between a two-income household and becoming self-sustaining during or after a marriage. Unlike guideline child …