Facing a family law dispute can be an especially challenging time in your life. Dealing with divorce, custody disputes, child support issues, and other domestic relations matters may leave you confused and overwhelmed. This area of law can present unique challenges, so it is important to call an experienced attorney right away. If you are involved in a family law dispute or legal case in Kentucky, contact Broderick & Davenport, PLLC today.
Common Divorce Issues
If you are considering filing for divorce, or are already involved in a divorce, you may be concerned with the financial impact of the process. Finances usually play a huge role in many divorces. When two spouses decide to end their marriage, their finances and property will also be separated. You likely have questions about how a divorce will impact your financial future.
Kentucky law requires that marital property (generally, property that is acquired during the marriage) be divided through “equitable distribution.” Under equitable distribution, each spouse’s portion of the marital property is based on numerous factors, such as:
- The length of the marriage;
- Each spouse’s monetary and non-monetary contributions to the marriage; and
- Each spouse’s individual economic circumstances.
In addition to dividing the marital property, you may encounter other financial issues such as determining maintenance or calculating child support. While property and money are often big issues to be decided during the divorce process, there are usually other factors that may arise, such as:
- Child custody and visitation;
- Domestic violence;
- Child support;
- Prenuptial agreements;
- Marital agreements; and
- Legal separation.
Because of these complexities, you should contact a reputable divorce attorney as soon as possible. It may be tempting to try and resolve these issues privately with your spouse. Unfortunately, with the inherent emotional tension that usually accompanies divorces, resolution may not be possible on your own. Your lawyer can work with you through the process, help resolve your case if possible, and represent you at trial if necessary.
There are many domestic relations issues that go beyond divorce, such as juvenile issues. Your child may be facing a matter in juvenile court for truancy or other disciplinary matters. He or she will need a prepared, experienced attorney to ensure their legal matters are resolved with their best interests in mind.
Alternatively, you may be facing a matter in juvenile court for neglect or abuse. These are serious allegations, and must be addressed immediately. If you are found to have neglected or abused your child, you may lose custody or visitation rights. An attorney can work with family services and other child protective agencies in order to fight for your parental rights.
At Broderick & Davenport, PLLC, located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, we know the complications and emotional difficulties you may face during any family law matter. We are dedicated to professional, empathetic representation, and will prioritize your legal needs and goals. Whether you are facing a divorce, interested in adoption, need help with a custody dispute, or dealing with a juvenile matter, we are here to help. Our firm has provided consistent representation and support to families throughout southern Kentucky by using our extensive legal knowledge and experience. Contact us now to schedule a consultation, and start the process of moving forward.