Our legal team is devoted to helping families of all shapes and sizes deal with their legal matters with confidence. We are compassionate, caring, and empathetic when it comes to understating the life-changing decisions that our clients need to make. We use our vast legal experience to develop innovative and practical solutions that are effective and help you maintain control of the process.
Our Clarksville, KY Divorce Attorneys Have Extensive Knowledge of Family Legal Matters
We are well-versed in all facets of divorce, including support such as spousal maintenance or alimony, military divorce, child custody and support modifications, and complicated matters such as discovering hidden property, underreporting of income, non-marital tracing, valuation issues (such as with an enterprise), and invading family limited partnerships or trusts.
Child Support, Custody, and Visitation
Our Clarksville divorce lawyers are knowledgeable and compassionate when it comes to dealing with family law matters involving children, visitation, child support, parenting plans, child custody, and establishing paternity.
Rights of Grandparents
In custody disputes involving grandparent’s rights, we represent parents and grandparents. You may have rights to parenting time, custody, visitation, and support as grandparents. As a parent, you may be able to deny the grandparent contact with your kid.
Our firm provides extensive experience to couples in domestic partnerships dealing with legal conflicts such as division of assets and property, probate, last will and testament, parenting time, and medical care surrogacy.
During the adoption process, it is vital to understand your rights and responsibilities if you are giving up a child for adoption or you have decided to adopt. Speak to us for a consultation to discuss your rights and options regarding adoption.
Our lawyers provide support and advocacy to people charged with domestic violence and those seeking protection orders. We take tactical measures to protect your safety and the security of your family. We have been around the block before and we know that some people have it rougher than others. We know how to handle the most severe divorce situations.
Prenuptial agreements are a vital tool for couples to protect their interests, particularly if they are coming into a marriage with substantial assets or have children from a previous relationship. We can help you in drafting or modifying a pre-marital agreement before tying the knot to protect your rights and assets.
Division of Marital Assets
The family courts generally consider any wealth or possessions acquired after marriage to be marital property (with a few exceptions). In the course of divorce proceedings, both parties typically focus on and dispute ownership of higher value property, such as:
- Joint credit accounts
- Major shared assets
Our divorce attorneys will assess your assets to discern what comprises marital property. After segregating the marital property from your other assets, we determine a value for each piece of property, enabling us to develop a fair plan for the division of the property.
Practical Solutions that Help Deal with the Crisis
At John H. Ruby & Associates, our divorce lawyers are committed to protecting your legal rights. Our personalized services can benefit you and your family in the following ways:
- When a party seeks to settle an uncontested divorce.
- When a contested divorce can be negotiated, resolved out of court, or litigated to a favorable conclusion.
- When a conflict over matters such as child custody, parenting time, alimony and maintenance, and child support delay the finalizing of a KY divorce.
- When a prenup agreement must be created and reviewed to preserve a client’s assets or protect their investments.
- When changes to a divorce settlement agreement are required due to employment loss or any abrupt, significant change in circumstances.
Further, our attorneys can help those pursuing a legal separation rather than severing all financial and legal ties with a divorce.
The Process of Obtaining an Uncontested Divorce in Clarksville, KY
In some cases, both spouses agree that the right thing to do is to get a divorce, and they are generally in agreement on most or all of the major issues that need to be resolved. This can make the process much easier as the couple will most likely have agreed on how to divide the marital assets and handle the co-parenting arrangement, which means that they won’t have to go through a long, drawn out court battle.
Our attorneys provide vital services in an uncontested divorce. Just because the spouses agree on what must be done, this does not mean that these actions or divisions are fair for both sides. Our lawyers can fully assess the specifics of the situation to ensure that you and your kids are being treated in a fair manner.
The Process of a Contested Divorce in Clarksville, KY
Many divorces are, unfortunately, contested and often highly contentious. This means that the two spouses involved cannot agree on some or all of the primary issues related to their divorce, which heightens the chances that things could get heated. If the parties are unable to reach a mutual agreement through negotiation or mediation, the divorce will need to go to court to be heard by a judge.
After each party presents their case, it will depend on the discretion of the court to decide how to divide the assets, who gets custody of the children, and how the visitation arrangement will work. When the situation occurs, you need strong legal counsel by your side advocating forcefully to protect your rights and interests.
Contact our Seasoned Divorce Attorneys
No one’s plans include a divorce, but if you are going through one, we are here to help. At the law offices of John H. Ruby, our aim is to provide our clients with the highest level of service and legal counsel possible. We will work closely with you to understand your circumstances and achieve the best outcome possible in your case. Call today at (502) 895-2626 or message us online to set up a free and confidential consultation.