Seven Things to Consider When Adopting a Child in Kentucky

Adoption is a wonderful way to grow your family. However, adoption involves many important legal, financial, and emotional considerations that you should plan for when beginning the adoption process. Below are seven important considerations to make if you’re planning to adopt in the State of Kentucky. 1. The adoption process can take some time. Adoptions […]

Should You Consider Getting A Prenuptial Agreement?

Although occasionally viewed suspiciously as a bad omen for marriages, the humble and once-rare prenuptial agreement has come into vogue as more and more couples seek to protect themselves from the uncertainty of divorce. Prenuptial agreements among couples planning to get married are on the rise, according to a study by the American Academy of […]

Felony Expungement in Northern Kentucky or Ohio

In Kentucky, unless you have friends at the governor’s office, you will most likely be unable to expunge, or remove, a felony conviction from your record. There are basically two limited ways to obtain a felony expungement in KY. First, a motion can be filed with the trial court requesting felony expungement. For example, if […]

NKY Divorce Attorney Tips to Beat the Divorce Blues

Often our clients will tell their divorce attorney that they are just not themselves. Sometimes they find it hard to sleep or perform their duties, and tend to obsess over details regarding their soon to be ex. Other times they speak more rapidly, more aggressively, or just speak a lot more than normal, all of […]

Who Gets the Engagement Ring?

We are often asked who gets the engagement ring after a couple suffers a break-up.  The answer depends upon many factors: Was the ring offered in contemplation of marriage? Was there an acceptance to the offer? Was the marriage contract completed? If the marriage contract was broken, who broke it off? Each of these questions […]

Change the Locks

Can I change the locks on my door and tell my spouse to get out? If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked this question ….. Let’s just say that separation is not always easy. Often couples want to get away from one another quickly, and will seek to secure the home […]

Temporary Orders in a Divorce

A person considering divorce may worry that the other spouse will move money out of the joint bank account into a separate account, cancel credit cards or otherwise make it impossible for the person to continue to live while the divorce is pending. You may expect to receive spousal support (alimony) and child support after […]


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