We Can Help Your Family Through The Challenges

Disturbances in the home can create an environment in which no one feels safe. Aldridge & Aldridge Law Firm in Elizabethtown is deeply committed to safeguarding your rights. Many clients come to us because a child is endangered. With compassion for the child and intolerance for the person creating an unsafe environment for the child, our family law attorneys will pursue every angle to ensure you the best outcome.

Our Attorneys Help Families In 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 & Aldridge Law Firm is experienced in the divorce process, and our domestic relations attorneys will take the time to explain it to you in a manner you can understand. We realize this is an emotional time. We understand, and we will work with you to resolve the divorce amicably and efficiently. Often that consists of working out a property settlement agreement resolving the division of marital assets and debts, child custody, parenting times, child support and maintenance. When an agreement is not possible, however, we will take an aggressive approach to protect your rights and needs and those of your children. We take pride in preparing our clients and their cases for presentation to the court.
  • 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 have an opportunity to 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. But parting spouses don't always agree. In these cases, they are required under the Supreme Court of Kentucky to disclose all information about their assets, liabilities, retirement and income. The court then makes an equitable division of the assets and debts.
  • 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 several factors such as the children's involvement in school and community, the wishes of the child, and any instances of past abuse or neglect. The court considers all relevant facts.

There are two types of custody awards in the commonwealth of Kentucky: joint custody and sole custody. Joint custody allows both spouses to make decisions for the children. In the case of sole custody, a single custodian becomes the sole decision maker. A court also sets a parenting time schedule for the former spouses and evaluates conformity on a regular basis. The arrangement could result in the child residing primarily with one parent and spending time with the other on weekends. Or the court could split parenting time equally between the parents. There is no preference given to a mother or a father with regard to deciding parenting times; each party gets equal consideration.

  • 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.

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Contact Us For Help Resolving Domestic Legal Issues

We provide high-quality legal services to families in need. Whether you need a parenting time plan or modifications to an existing arrangement, we can help. You can also take a look at our FAQ to answer some of your frequently asked questions. Please call our family law attorneys at 502-855-7600, or contact us online for a free initial consultation.