Most likely, when you got married, you didn't anticipate divorce proceedings in your future. Unfortunately, life happens, and sometimes the dissolution of a marriage is the right solution for you and your family. Regardless of what leads you to this conclusion, you deserve the help of a knowledgeable and experienced divorce attorney who can help you understand the process.
Going through a divorce is difficult, even if you are the one to initiate it. There are a lot of related issues that need to be addressed, complicated emotions, and options to consider before things are finalized. Whether you are considering a divorce, recently filed, or have just been served divorce papers — don't take on this legal situation alone.
You need an experienced family law attorney on your side that can help you find answers to the many complicated questions you'll face. At Bland & Birdwhistell, PLLC, we can provide you with the sound legal advice and support you need to make informed decisions and move your family forward to a fresh start.
When you choose to work with our full-service family law firm in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, our experienced divorce attorneys will work to help you resolve outstanding legal issues to ensure this is the right decision for everyone involved and affected by the outcome.
In general, there are three ways to move forward with the dissolution of a marriage:
Legal Separation - depending on your religious or personal beliefs, you may prefer to live and lead a separate life but remain legally married.
Uncontested Divorce - when both parties agree on the divorce, and there are no financial disputes to settle, opting for a streamlined court process through uncontested divorce proceedings can save you both time and money.
Contested Divorce - this type of divorce describes the situation when the separating spouses have difficulty reaching agreements on key issues such as their children, finances, and distribution of assets.
No matter what brings you to seek our services, at Bland & Birdwhistell, PLLC, we strive to align you with the best solution for you and your family and make the legal process as smooth as possible. Our goal is to help you reach a peaceful resolution, regardless of what it takes to get there.
Kentucky is a no-fault state, meaning you don’t have to prove your (soon-to-be-former) spouse has committed any particular wrongdoing for the court to file your decree. You know what’s going on with your marriage and why it isn’t working out. However, one important requirement is that spouses suing for divorce in Kentucky have to have lived in the state for a minimum of six months prior to filing divorce papers.
Applying for a divorce requires providing the proper documentation and legal paperwork that the courts need to process your request. We can make sure all of that is accurately taken care of for you. Additionally, we recognize that this can be a very emotional time.
Even when things progress amicably from the start, mixed emotions can quickly cloud the decision-making processes, causing difficulty when it comes to thinking through your next steps.
The decisions made in a divorce will have a lasting impact on your life and familial relationships, so it's important to have an advocate on your side to protect your rights and best interests every step of the way, especially when children are involved. We want to help you navigate the legal system through this time as efficiently as possible so you can get this chapter of your life behind you and your family can start fresh.
You don't want to be caught off guard by issues that could be overlooked or that can arise in the future. With Bland & Birdwhistell, PLLC on your side, we will make sure that your family’s unique needs are met with compassionate support and guidance. We have helped countless families in Elizabethtown, throughout Hardin County, and the surrounding areas get through tough times — and are prepared to do the same for you.
While not all of these particular issues may pertain to your divorce, we do have experience providing thoughtful and careful counsel with the following legal matters:
Alimony (spousal support)
Child custody & visitation
No matter what stage of the process you’re in, it’s not too late to seek help to alleviate the pains of your stressful situation. Contact our firm today to put the knowledge and skills of experienced family law attorneys on your side.
Whether you’re simply thinking of filing for divorce, already filed, or were recently served divorce papers in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, or any of the surrounding areas, contact Bland & Birdwhistell, PLLC. We can guide you through the process and help you work towards the best outcome for you and your family. Request a free meeting with one of our experienced divorce attorneys today.