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Four Reasons to Mediate Your Divorce

It can probably go without saying that divorce can be a contentious process with strong emotions on all sides. When things heat up, it’s tempting to accept that a divorce can and should be all-out warfare in a courtroom, but is that really the best course of action for all involved? Does divorce (or any other family law issue) always require a fully adversarial process? In a word, no. Luckily, there is another option that is more cost-effective, less adversarial, and more often leads to positive outcomes – mediation. Below are four reasons why family law mediation might be the right choice for your family law issue. More >

Surrogacy Contracts are an ART Form: Issues in Assisted Reproductive Technology Agreements

Posted In Surrogacy

Modern science and medicine are opening paths to parenthood for all types of couples.  Assisted Reproductive Technology (“ART”) – such as surrogacy, artificial insemination, and invitro fertilization, among many others – makes it possible for many couples to have genetically-related children when they would not been able to ten or twenty years ago.  From heterosexual couples with fertility issues to same-sex couples of either gender, more families than ever are taking advantage of these options.     More >

When to Change Your Kentucky Child Support Order (Probably Not as Often as You Think)

Changing a child support order: It’s a relatively easy thing to get wrong, and it probably leads to more infighting between divorced former spouses than necessary. When is the right time to change a child support order? For an ex-spouse receiving child support, the answer might be any time the paying spouse gets an income boost. On the other hand, the paying spouse might protest that the only time to change the order is when she or he wins the lottery. Of course, they’d both be wrong, and the lines are fairly clear. More >

How to Find the Right Divorce Lawyer

Posted In Divorce

There are few times in your life that are more fraught with adversity and emotional consequences than the divorce process. It is a rocky enough process to attempt without the added strain of doing it without legal assistance. At the same time, choosing a divorce attorney comes with a different set of worries.  The first step in any divorce process should be a thoughtful and considered approach to hiring a legal professional to handle your case. I’ve assembled some tips below that should make the search for just the right attorney easier. More >

The Impact of the U.S. Supreme Court Case Obergefell v. Hodges on Family Law for Same-Sex Couples

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