Committed To Protecting Your Rights In Divorce
At Aldridge & Birdwhistell, we work to resolve divorces as amicably and efficiently as possible. We have experience representing spouses from all types of backgrounds and family circumstances. We have been able to help clients resolve many kinds of divorce problems.
Our lawyers truly care. When you struggle to cope with sensitive and difficult issues, we provide professional and sympathetic counsel to help set your mind at ease.
Orders Of Protection When Needed
Sometimes, turmoil near the end of a relationship can become so heated that one spouse feels an order of protection from the court is necessary to prevent harassment or abuse. In these situations, whether you are the party seeking a restraining order or the party seeking to avoid the consequences of having such a charge on your record, sound legal counsel is crucial.
Dividing Marital Property
It is a good idea to retain an experienced attorney at the start of a divorce, especially if a lot of property is involved. Some spouses are able to split up marital property themselves, without outside assistance from lawyers and the judicial system.
More often, tension makes it difficult to communicate openly about who should keep certain property such as the marital home, pets, vehicles and various gifts that were given to the couple. If your spouse is making aggressive demands for marital property and alimony, it is even more crucial to seek experienced legal counsel.
When Minor Children Are Involved
When deciding custody of children, Kentucky courts consider several factors, including the wishes of the children, their involvement in school and the community, and reports of abuse, if any. The court’s inquiry is very thorough and specific.
The court may award sole or joint legal custody. A parent awarded sole custody receives the exclusive authority to make decisions for the health and well-being of the child. Under a joint custody arrangement, the parents share decision-making authority regarding the child’s health and well-being. Parents must also establish and adhere to a parenting time schedule.
Protecting Your Rights During The Process
We provide quality representation in family law and domestic relations at a reasonable cost. Call 270-765-2000 in Elizabethtown or 270-505-9219 in Louisville, or contact us online to schedule a free, confidential consultation. We serve clients from across Central Kentucky.