Divorce / Dissolution of Marriage

Kentucky is a no fault dissolution of marriage state. This means that neither spouse has to prove fault on the part of the other in order obtain a divorce. Even though fault is often not relevant in a divorce case, the underlying emotions precipitating a spouse’s decision to seek a divorce and the divorce process itself can be very stressful. It is the goal of all of the attorneys at Johnson Cook Abbott & Ahrens, PLLC to attempt to reduce the emotional impact on our clients and their children by taking an empathetic and resolution oriented approach to dissolving the marriage.

In a typical divorce case, there are often several areas of potential dispute that will either be resolved by agreement or decided by the judge assigned to the case. For example, divorcing spouses with children will need to consider, among other things, custody, parenting time schedules, holiday schedules, the possibility of relocation, child support, health insurance for the children, sharing of certain expenses for the children, and the allocation of the children’s dependency exemptions and child tax credits. Spouses will need to determine what portion of their property is marital and what would be an equitable division of the marital property. Other issues include division of debt and maintenance (also known as alimony). Divorcing spouses also often need assistance in determining how to handle their day to day finances until the case is final. There are numerous subsets of issues to be considered, and this is where the combined legal experience of the attorneys at Johnson Cook Abbott & Ahrens, PLLC comes into play in helping our clients identify all potential issues and examining possibilities of resolving those issues.