Divorce & Family Law

Divorce & Family Law

Family law disputes are often emotionally and financially taxing on everyone involved. We understand this and treat each client with the sensitivity and individuality he or she deserves. Our goal in the practice of family law is to preserve the dignity of our clients through what is often a difficult and life changing process, while at the same time achieving a favorable outcome for our clients.

It is important to have representation that you can trust to advocate on your behalf in a family law case. An experienced family law attorney will inform you of your options, guide you through the legal process, and advise you of your rights and the rights of any children you may have. Above all else, an experienced attorney will help ensure your future well being.

Our attorneys take great pride in providing an unmatched attention to detail and an open channel of communication to every client throughout his or her case. With your best interests in mind, we rely on our experience to suggest when it might be to your advantage to compromise and when to aggressively push forward. Ideally, we will attempt to resolve conflicts in an amicable manner; however, we will defend your rights through litigation if and when necessary.

We make appearances in all ten family court divisions in Jefferson County. This provides our attorneys with the knowledge necessary to understand the unique rules and procedures of the Louisville family court system. We have established relationships with the most notable representatives in family court, including, but not limited to, the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Kellner Green provides representation in all areas of family law, including contested divorce and uncontested divorce, child custody and visitation, status offenses, dependency, abuse and neglect, child support, spousal support, and more.

Contested Divorce

Contested divorces are those in which both parties are unable to reach an agreement on the terms and conditions of their divorce. Common areas of disagreement include, but are not limited to, child custody, child support, maintenance, and division of marital assets. Due to their complexity, contested divorces require an experienced attorney who can inform their client of his or her rights and to ensure he or she is fully protected.

Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested divorces are those in which both parties are able to reach an agreement on all terms and conditions of their divorce. In contrast to contested divorces, uncontested divorces allow the parties to decide for themselves the appropriate resolution for any property and debt, and what arrangements work best for the custody, care, and support of their children. Uncontested divorces can often be handled quickly and at a fraction of the cost of a contested divorce.

Child Custody

Child custody and parenting schedules are often the most contentious and emotionally challenging areas in family law. Kentucky law provides that custody and parenting schedule determinations are to be made in the best interests of the child. Our attorneys have experience litigating all aspects of custody cases.

Child Support

Child support may be ordered through a divorce proceeding, or through a circuit or paternity proceeding when the parties were never married. In Kentucky, child support is typically determined by the Kentucky Child Support Guidelines. Factors taken into consideration include the gross income of the parties, the number of children, prior born children, the cost of childcare, and the cost of medical insurance.

Maintenance

Maintenance, or alimony, is a court order that one spouse provide financial assistance to the other. Maintenance may be awarded on a temporary or permanent basis. The court assesses a number of factors to decide whether maintenance should be awarded and the amount of money and length of time maintenance should be received.

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