Annulment and Divorce

Annulment:

Kentucky declares certain marriages void, such as marriages within a certain degree of blood relationship, where one or both parties to the marriage are mentally disabled, where the marriage would result in bigamy, where one or both parties to the marriage is under age. These types of marriages cannot be sustained and can be set aside by the court. Marriages entered into by fraud or duress can also be set aside.

We will sit down with you to determine whether your marriage is eligible for annulment.

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Divorce:

A divorce can be either uncontested or contested. An uncontested divorce is where the respondent does not respond to the petition for dissolution of marriage, or where the parties agree to settle all of the issues in a divorce case in a written separation agreement. In all other cases, the divorce is contested; in other words, the case is disputed with respect to one or more of the issues to be decided in the divorce proceedings. Although a case may start out as "disputed," the parties can agree to settle the issues in the case at any time.

We can advocate for you in an uncontested divorce to ensure that the parties’ intentions are accurately reflected in a separation agreement and deals with all issues involving property division, maintenance, child custody, visitation schedules, and child support.

Where a divorce proceeding is contested, you need a strong advocate by your side to protect your interests every step of the way. It may be appropriate to seek temporary orders to fix certain rights and obligations during the pendency of the divorce action dealing with child custody, child visitation, maintenance, child support, attorney’s fees, and injunctive relief.

We will work with you to inventory your assets and liabilities as well as those of your spouse to put together a complete financial picture. Where that information is not within our possession, we will conduct formal discovery to obtain it, to include holding deposition of witnesses, and issuing subpoenas.

It may also be necessary to conduct thorough investigations to determine child custody issues and to conduct psychological evaluations to achieve a custody order that is truly in the best interest of the child.

Finally, we will prepare you for a trial where the judge will make decisions regarding the division of assets and liabilities, child custody and child support obligations, and visitation.

We will respond to your calls and emails, answering your questions and addressing your concerns as your divorce moves forward.

Call us at 502-208-5170 in the greater Louisville area and for across the Kentucky state area or email for an initial consultation at reduced rates.