In our experience, family law or domestic relations is the most emotional area of law for clients. Having the right lawyer can make a real difference in how difficult the process will be for you and your family. Our attorneys are patient, compassionate and willing to take as much time as necessary to make the process as easy for you and your family as possible.
For many people, a Contested Divorce is the most emotionally devastating event of their life. During the divorce you have to decide how to divide property and how your children are going to be cared for both during and after the divorce. In many cases the parties cannot get along well enough to even have rational conversations. Having the right divorce lawyer can facilitate communication and make this process as easy as it can be.
Our attorneys always encourage our clients to be fair with their spouse during the divorce. This is especially true when children are involved. We are more than willing to fight for you, but we understand that sometimes the law will not allow a client to get what they want in a divorce. We are always mindful that hiring an attorney is expensive and fighting for things you cannot possibly hope to obtain is a waste of your money.
The least expensive and emotional method of getting a divorce is an Uncontested Divorce. To have an uncontested divorce both spouses need to be able to agree on everything; how property will be divided, the custody of any children, the amount of child support and if either spouse will receive maintenance from the other spouse.
When you hire Hurst & Hurst to do an Uncontested Divorce, we only represent you in the Divorce. We do not in any way represent your spouse. We do this because if an Uncontested Divorce becomes a Contested Divorce it creates a conflict of interest for our law firm. If a conflict of interest develops Hurst & Hurst could not continue to represent you, therefore both you and your spouse would have to find other lawyers to finish the Divorce.
Custody and Time-sharing Disputes
Our attorneys understand how important it is for you to spend time with your children and to have a say in how care is provided for your children. We can help you make sure that your voice is heard.
Things have changed in Kentucky over the years when it comes to Custody and Time-sharing. The Courts are more willing to award Joint Custody and Equal Time-sharing than they were in the past. This can have an impact on Child Support, but it can often be a great situation for the children of divorced parents.
Child Support in Kentucky is governed by a table created by statute. If there are children involved in the Divorce, the Court will usually issue an Order for Child Support. Child Support orders can also be obtained for children of parents who were never married.
Child Support Orders generally do not change after they have been entered unless you hire an attorney to help you have it modified. There are restrictions which our attorneys can explain in person, but it is possible to have the amount of Child Support changed if one of the parents has experienced a significant change in income.
How We Can Help With Family & Divorce Disputes
Our firm’s biggest asset in Family Law is the desire of our lawyers to help clients through difficult situations and get the best situation for you and your family. Whether you are going through a difficult Divorce, trying to get greater time-sharing with your children or trying to get a fair Child Support Order, we can help. Please contact one of the lawyers at Hurst & Hurst if you need representation for Family Law at (859) 209-2101.