Divorce, in General Terms

Divorce is a fact of life in today's society. Having a good divorce lawyer can make the process go smoother and less with less headaches.

In Kentucky, a marriage is a three-way contract between the husband, the wife and the Commonwealth. This is why the State must be involved in the break-up of a marriage.
Kentucky is a "no fault" divorce state, which means that our laws dictate that either party can seek a divorce or dissolution of the marriage and the court assesses no "blame" or fault for the failure of the marriage.

Because "fault" is not a factor in dissolving most marriages, the key issues generally are:

  • Care, custody and support of the minor children
  • Restoration of non-marital property (things owned before the marriage, inherited by one of the parties or that were a specific gift to one of the parties)
  • Division of marital assets (bank accounts, investments, retirement and pension funds, real estate, vehicles, business interests, personal property).
  • Assignment of responsibility for the payment of debts and liabilities.
  • Maintenance, This used to be called "alimony"; now it is sometimes referred to as "spousal support"

If you wish to talk with one of our attorneys, call Sutton Law at 859-578-6600 or contact us online to discuss your legal matter and learn about your options. Let one of our lawyers help you during this difficult time.

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