Helping Families Through Transition
Disturbances in the home can create an environment in which you no longer feel safe.Aldridge & Birdwhistell Law Firm, in Elizabethtown is deeply committed to safeguarding your rights.
Many clients also come to us because of fears for a child’s safety. With compassion for the child and intolerance for the person creating an unsafe environment, our family law attorneys will pursue every angle to protect your rights and your loved ones.
Helping You Move Past Times Of Crisis
We know how difficult family situations can become, and we are always ready to provide skilled legal assistance. Our family lawyers handle the full range of domestic relations cases, including:
- Divorce: Aldridge & Birdwhistell understands the divorce process, and we will take the time to explain it to you in understandable terms. We realize this is an emotional time, and we will work with you to resolve the divorce amicably and efficiently.
- Property distribution: A property settlement agreement is an effective tool for spouses to reach a quick and amicable divorce. The spouses agree to the terms of their divorce and fashion their own custodial arrangements and parenting times. They make an equitable division of their property in a manner that takes into account their personal circumstances. Courts routinely adopt property settlement agreements into the divorce decree and those terms are then binding on the spouses.
- Child custody and parenting time: Kentucky courts determine custody awards based on the best interests of the children. To reach a determination, the court evaluates numerous factors, including the children’s involvement in school and community, the wishes of the child and any instances of past abuse or neglect.
- Child support issues: Child support is based upon the parenting time schedule. The amount is established using a formula found in Kentucky’s Child Support Guidelines. Each parent’s income and other factors such as child support obligations for prior children, child care expenses and health insurance costs are used in the calculation.
Same-sex couples deal with many of these same issues but may have slightly different options. We can explain and help you reach a workable solution.
Our attorneys can also assist you with a stepchild adoption. Let us handle the legal details involved in the process, so you get to the celebration faster.