Louisville Divorce Attorney
If you’re considering filing for a divorce in Louisville and need a lawyer, I can assist you. People usually call me once they’ve decided to file or after learning that their spouse has filed for divorce. The majority of the cases I handle are contested, however, some clients prefer to pursue an uncontested divorce. Either way, it’s always best to work with an attorney who can help you to consider issues and opportunities you may not have thought of yet.
Kentucky is a no-fault state.
This means that a person can file for a divorce regardless of the reason.
There are some common issues to consider before and during your divorce. Most people have at least some of these topics involved:
- Children (custody, healthcare, education and support)
- Property (house, car, bank accounts and other assets)
- Retirement (pensions, 401(k) accounts, CDs and other investments)
- Debts (credit cards, loans, family loans, mortgages, etc.)
Some of the above issues are fairly straight-forward, while others are extremely complicated. An experienced Louisville divorce attorney can help you to plan the best way to negotiate in court.
Divorces don’t have to be expensive. The more you can prepare the easier it may go. I work closely with my clients to ensure we do as much of the work upfront as possible. We’ll establish the most important things you want. Once those goals are defined, I’ll be able to explain the process, what your options are and typically how the judges consider our case.
Consider Your Child or Children
There’s always a temptation to tell your child or children more than they really need to hear when it comes to a divorce. These are adult topics that should be discussed with other adults. Your child may not be able to fully-understand what’s going on or why. It’s best to remember that children are impacted by the divorce as well. Judges are very protective of the best interest of the child during a divorce. Attempts to manipulate a child to gain an advantage can often cause problems. If possible, make sure your child has someone to talk to about his/her feelings. A therapist, school counselor or other trusted adult can be very helpful.
Can I Use Facebook During a Divorce?
It’s important that you limit your comments on social media during your divorce. The other lawyers might be able to twist your words or use photos and comments against you. I know it’s hard to do, especially when emotions are high. My best advice is to avoid giving the other side anything they could use against you. As your lawyer, I’ll handle the communications for you. For now, it’s usually best to limit your comments to more non-emotional topics. It’ll pay off later. By the way, go ahead and change your passwords now.
Remember to Update Your Important Documents
An issue people often overlook is that you’ll need to update your Will, Power of Attorney documents, Healthcare Directives. You’ll probably want to list someone else to make decisions on your behalf, if you’re injured, incapacitated or dead. I can also help you to create, revise and file these important documents. Now is a good time to do this. You probably don’t want your ex-spouse making these decisions.
If you need an experienced divorce lawyer in Louisville or the surrounding area, I can help. My office is located downtown on Main Street. Please call my office, or contact me to set up an appointment. I’ll do my best to provide answers. This is a complicated area of law, but I work on it everyday. My office phone number is (502) 454-5019.