Domestic Violence Affect a Louisville Divorce

How Can Domestic Violence Affect a Louisville Divorce?

How does domestic violence affect a Louisville divorce? What impact will a restraining order have upon the cost-effective completion of your divorce? What should I do if my spouse is leveling false allegations of domestic violence to gain an upper hand in the divorce? Domestic violence and resulting restraining orders will not affect the ability to divorce itself. Kentucky is …

Best Protect Yourself from Domestic Violence

7 steps to Best Protect Yourself from Domestic Violence or an Abusive Husband or Wife in Louisville or Jefferson County

What are the 7 steps to best protect yourself from domestic violence or an abusive husband or wife in Louisville or Jefferson County? 1. The first step to best protect yourself from domestic violence is to collect resources such as money, check books, credit cards, cell phone, laptop, and friends willing to help you. 2. If you have children with …

Domestic Violence Defined Under Federal and State Law

How is Domestic Violence Defined Under Federal and State Law

How is domestic violence defined under federal and state law?  Families in Kentucky might benefit from learning more about how domestic violence issues are governed by state and federal entities. The state laws are designed to prevent violence from occurring within the family or in intimate relationships. Domestic violence in Kentucky may be described as a criminal act that happens …

Parenting Time and Support Survive the Expiration of a Restraining Order

Child Custody Parenting Time and Support Survive the Expiration of a Restraining Order

Why are restraining orders so important in a domestic violence case surrounding a divorce action? Why should you attend the hearing and fight against a temporary restraining order becoming permanent?  Did you know child custody parenting time and support survive the expiration of a restraining order? A few years ago Kentucky’s legislature enacted new laws mandating that any child custody, …

Fighting False Accusations of Child Abuse in a Divorce

Fighting False Accusations of Child Abuse in a Divorce or Post Decree Custody Battle

The attorneys at Dodd & Dodd have represented the citizens of Louisville before our local Family Court for literally decades. Too often we have seen false accusations of child abuse or domestic violence during a divorce or post-decree child custody battle. This is a strategy some parties use to gain leverage during a contentious legal battle, but it is possible …

Answering an Accusation of Domestic Violence in a Divorce

Answering an Accusation of Domestic Violence in a Divorce

What is the best strategy for answering an accusation of domestic violence in a divorce?  Your former spouse has obtained an emergency restraining order after accusing you of abuse, child abuse or some other form of domestic violence. Many people ignore the issues surrounding a restraining order, but the consequences can have a life-altering and permanent impact on multiple aspects …

Restraining Order in a Louisville Divorce

Restraining Order in a Louisville Divorce

How should you handle a restraining order in a Louisville divorce?  What impact will domestic violence allegations have upon your divorce?  Can restraining orders affect child custody and parenting time? Domestic violence is a serious issue, and Dodd & Dodd is concerned about the protection and safety of all parties and the children in these situations. There are genuine instances …