EMWN has a thriving family law practice, where our practitioners dedicate themselves to providing our clients with top notch family law representation. Our attorneys have experience in each nuanced area of family law. Our practice covers: divorce, custody, visitation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, adoption, child support, mediation, and appeals. Whether it is a complex asset division, or an emotionally charged visitation dispute, our experience and personal touch will help you through what could otherwise be the most difficult time in your life.
Divorce ranks as one of the worst experiences a person can encounter. The attorney you hire will have a large impact on this process. While the needs of each client are different, everyone benefits from experienced, knowledgeable counsel committed to achieving your goals through effective negotiation and/or purposeful litigation.
Custody encompasses who has decision making authority in a child’s life. If you have lost your custody rights, or you believe your former partner is unable to safely exercise his or her custody rights , we will aid you in achieving an approach tailored to the circumstances of your life. Accordion Sample Description
Coparenting with competing schedules and blended families may be difficult, but we will assist you in crafting a schedule that is best for you and your family. Whether you are seeking to have timesharing fit better with your work schedule, or you are trying to exercise timesharing from another state, our attorneys can help you work out a schedule that is best for you and your family.
Many families come to us to help them with adoptions. While the reasons and circumstances for each adoption vary widely, the statutory procedure for all minors is the same. The technical compliance requires an attorney familiar with the process. Let us help you jump through each hurdle with ease.
There can be many practical reasons for an adult adoption. This process may allow for access to certain rights, ensure succession for unrelated people, and formalize bonds between step parents and children who have come to see them as blood relatives. Whether your motives are practical, emotional, or both, we can make sure you understand the benefits and burdens of this process.
With the recent proliferation of divorce, many couples consider prenuptial agreements as a way to create certainty and clarity. No one should be stigmatized for seeking to protect their interests, whether it is for a young couple with an uncertain future, or people looking at their second marriage with a clear memory of how their first one ended. The best time to negotiate your divorce is before your marriage when tensions are not high and parties are able to set out clear parameters. We can talk you through the pros and cons of prenuptial agreements, or negotiate for you if your partner is insisting on one.
Most people are not familiar with Postnuptial Agreements. Every marriage goes through difficult times, and sometimes it is best to set some clear boundaries when your future with your partner feels uncertain. The proactive approach of negotiating a postnuptial agreement can set a clear plan of action when the circumstances of your life have changed or are going to change.
There is a lot of misinformation about child support. If the consequences of timing and choices are not clearly explained by a knowledgeable attorney, then you can accidentally cost pay much more or receive much less than the Commonwealth’s guidelines. Consult with us today, and there is a good chance we can move the needle to help your budget. Our team clearly understands the laws, how they apply, and can ensure the other parent is held to the law.
Not every divorce, or every change in a coparenting relationship has to be a fight. Many times, the most practical solution is to meet the other party at the table and reach and agreement that you have some control over. We can’t promise you’ll get everything you want, but we can ensure you that if an agreement can be reached, we will help you get there with a clear understanding of the benefits and burdens of each decision.
At the end of the day, some decisions need to be appealed. Judicial discretion goes a long way, but the law has boundaries within which decisions must be made. If the legal process has gone outside of those boundaries, we can help you weigh the pros and cons of appealing a decision. If someone has appealed a favorable decision for you, it pays to have a firm on your side who has successfully navigated Kentucky Appellate Courts.