Divorce Attorney in Lexington KY
This site contains helpful information for a variety of divorce issues. If you and your spouse are considering a divorce, Lexington KY divorce lawyer Breck Norment is only a phone call or email away. Lexington KY divorce lawyer Breck Norment handles all aspects of divorce including, but not limited to:
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In Kentucky, an annulment has the effect of invalidating an improper marriage. However, an annulment can only happen within a certain time period following the marriage, and only in pretty rare circumstances. Our attorneys can help you navigate this process, and determine if you're eligible for an annulment in KY.
In KY, "child custody" generally refers to the right to make major decisions on behalf of children. Usually, child custody issues arise during a divorce or between parties who were in a romantic relationship. Kentucky courts are tasked with making decisions which are in the best interests of the children. Our Lexington family law attorneys are highly experienced in custody disputes.
CHILD VISITATION (Parenting Time)
In Kentucky, "parenting time" (also commonly referred to as "visitation") refers to the physical time the children spend with each parent. A variety of factors can play into how visitation schedules are determined, with the most important being the "best interests of the children." Generally, we have found that parties who agree on parenting times are more likely find an acceptable schedule rather than asking a KY family court judge to do it for them. Our Lexington family law attorneys understand the toll divorce can take on children and can either help you reach a resolution or represent you in court if an agreement is not possible.
Kentucky's Child Support Guidelines calculate child support based on a number of factors. Our attorneys can help determine whether you are either paying or receiving the appropriate amount of child support based on the situation.
While an uncontested divorce in Kentucky is typically desired, it is not realistic for all spouses. Our Lexington divorce attorneys want to help you avoid costly litigation and unnecessary stress, but if necessary, we are highly experienced in the courtroom and are known for zealously representing our clients.
DIVORCE (Dissolution of Marriage)
As a compassionate Lexington KY family lawyer\, Breck Norment knows that the divorce process can take a lot out of a person. You should not have to take on a divorce alone. The primary issues in a KY divorce case involve property division, child support, child custody, parenting time, and maintenance.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDERS (DVOs)
Kentucky Domestic Violence Orders (DVOs) are generally intended to serve as longer-term solutions for domestic violence issues than a KY Emergency Protective Order (EPO) can provide. Your KY domestic violence judge could enter a Kentucky DVO for up to three (3) years. The legal standard for obtaining a Kentucky DVO is relatively low, but the terms and directives of the DVO vary. Our attorneys regularly represent both petitioners and respondents in KY DVO cases.
EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE ORDERS (EPOs)
A KY Emergency Protective Order (EPO) is a court order granting immediate relief following a domestic violence incident in Kentucky. Typically, an EPO is granted based upon the petition of only one party. Shortly thereafter, the Court will summon both parties for a hearing to decide whether a more long-term KY DVO is necessary.
MAINTENANCE (Formerly known as Alimony)
Maintenance (aka alimony) is generally one of the more complex and complicated issues in a Kentucky divorce case. Kentucky's statutes provide Kentucky family court judges with a ton of discretion in making maintenance decisions. Accordingly, it helps to have an attorney who understands the law regarding maintenance and can be in your corner if the issue is important to your case.
While prenups sometimes have negative connotations in Kentucky, our office believes that prenuptial agreements are a great way to prospectively prevent unnecessary conflict within a marriage, especially when it comes to financial matters. Our Lexington prenuptial agreement lawyers have helped many couples address their financial preferences by way of an agreement that meets all of their needs. In KY, prenups are not as simple as signing an agreement, and we highly recommend seeking the assistance of an attorney for help in preparing one. Our attorneys would be happy to sit down with you and help your marriage get started on the right foot.
Property division can be one of the most disputed issues in a KY divorce case. Our attorneys understand the significance of property division, and can help show you how the division of your property could affect your life - both now, and in the future.
PROPERTY SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS
A Kentucky Property Settlement Agreement is one of the most important documents in a KY divorce case. These agreements generally address the disposition of your assets and debts, but they can also address issues involving minor children. Our office has prepared hundreds of Property Settlement Agreements.
QDROs (Qualified Domestic Relations Order)
A Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) in Kentucky is a court order that effectuates the division of a retirement account after a Kentucky divorce. We have found that some attorneys do not handle QDROs. However, our lawyers regularly prepare QDROs and would be happy to discuss representation.
While an uncontested divorce may seem like a simple task that you can handle on your own, it is still a good idea to hire an experience divorce attorney. Over the years, we have seen countless pro se KY spouses pay for online divorce forms and end up with an incomplete case. Our Lexington uncontested divorce lawyers have compiled a list of ten benefits to hiring an experienced Lexington Divorce Attorney when going through your uncontested divorce. See the "Learn More" button below.
Going through a divorce is ranked as one of the most stressful situations a person can go through. When a marriage becomes irretrievably broken, it is common for the parties to feel broken as well. Furthermore, the issues which need resolution can seem confusing, frustrating, and insurmountable. Lexington KY Divorce Attorney Breck Norment wants to fight in your corner and help make the divorce go smoothly so you can get on with your life. He will help you understand the legal effect of your divorce and your options in regard to various legal issues including child custody, child support, child visitation, and property division. Most importantly, however, he will be your most reliable ally throughout the process. Mr. Norment provides courteous and responsive assistance whenever and wherever he can be of service.