Fault of the party seeking spousal support (adultery, drug abuse, etc) may be taken into account in either state when determining spousal support. While Kentucky is technically a “no fault” divorce state, some judges take it into account in limited instances, such as determining spousal support.
A contested divorce often leads to litigation. A contested divorce is just what it sounds like – the parties cannot come to an agreement and contest the other side’s idea of what is a fair end to the marriage. While neither party should simply acquiesce to the other party’s terms, it is important to pick your battles. Where an issue is very important, and a resolution cannot be negotiated between the parties, litigation is the best option.
The courts in both Kentucky and Ohio work to ensure that the children’s best interests are satisfied. By creating opportunities for loving family members to obtain permanent custody, the courts and dedicated family law attorneys strive to do what is best for these children.
A good divorce lawyer will keep you apprised of the process of your case. You want to be sure that your attorney will give you periodic updates. It’s a good idea to ask her how she will update you. It also helps to clarify her policy on phone calls and emails and how frequently she will contact you.
Licensed in Ohio and Kentucky, attorney Erin Wilkins discusses the law regarding grandparents and visitation.
The QDRO gives ownership in the employee’s pension plan to an alternate payee – in a divorce, that would be the ex-spouse. For example, if a couple has been married for seven years and then divorces, the couple may negotiate a divorce judgment where the ex-spouse will get half of what the retirement account accrued during the seven years of marriage.
Legal documents such as your will, powers of attorney, health care directives or title papers should also reflect your name change. Insurance carriers should also be alerted to your name change, as should your doctor and dentist.