Our Family Law Attorney

We've helped countless families settle their differences amicably.

Paducah Family Law Attorneys

Providing In-Depth, Compassionate Counsel

Family law matters can be very personal. They can be stressful and emotionally crushing. The outcome of your family law matter or divorce can last a lifetime. The last thing you want is for your lawyer to be distant, uninvolved, uncaring, unmotivated, and inexperienced. At Katz Law, we do not simply say we care about you; we show it by working with you and working hard to get results that matter to you in your family law case. Our Paducah family law attorneys have developed a reputation for outstanding results in family law matters, and we earn and defend that reputation in every single case.

Contact us online or by phone at (270) 778-0020 to schedule a consultation. Whether you are facing child support issues or wish to make a modification on your existing orders, we can help.

Comprehensive Family Law Representation

  • Divorce: We are fierce advocates through all aspects of the divorce process, including property identification, valuation, and division. Our strong advocacy in connection with the property division aspects of a divorce case has saved our clients millions of dollars.
  • Child custody and time sharing: We work with parents to ensure that they can continue to make the most of their relationship with their children and be involved in and have input in important decisions in your child’s life. You cannot get back time that is lost with your children. Our aggressive representation has resulted in favorable custody and time-sharing awards for our clients.
  • Modification: When child custody or child support arrangements no longer work due to a change of circumstances, such as a job loss or job cange, we help parents pursue modifications.
  • Child support: We make sure that the just and proper amount of child support is paid. In some cases, the wages earned by each parent is fairly clear. In other instances, however, skilled advocacy can play an important role in establishing the wages truly earned by each parent, which, in turn, will increase or decrease the amount of child support paid or received.
  • Maintenance: Called alimony in some states, “maintenance” is spousal support paid, usually monthly, by one spouse to the other. Judges have wide discretion in determining whether to award maintenance, and if so, in what amount and for what duration, in a given case. When judges have wide latitude, as they do when considering maintenance, the role your lawyer plays is most important. Aggressive, skilled advocacy is vital in advocating for, or against, an award of maintenance, and the quality of your legal representation can literally save, or cost, thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, in a single case.
  • Domestic violence: We help people address domestic violence issues, which includes defense against the entry of domestic violence orders (DVOs) following the entry of emergency protective orders (EPOs) and interpersonal protective orders (IPOs).
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements: The sad fact is that roughly half of all marriages end in divorce. Therefore, it may be advisable to consider speaking to a skilled divorce lawyer about a prenuptial agreement or a postnuptial agreement that can set forth what each spouse will receive, and not receive, in the event of divorce.

Hear It From Our Clients

  • “I had no idea how the divorce process worked and he helped me and I definitely felt like he actually cared and it wasn't just a job to get done for him”

    - Keshia D.
  • “Family law is important. It requires time and energy to work things out for everyone, especially the children. It is time well spent and I appreciate the time Brian Katz spent with me.”

    - Former Client
  • “I am so thankful that I was able to have Brian Katz as my attorney to represent me in a family court matter.”

    - Brent W.

Family Law Matters in Kentucky

In the state of Kentucky, the grounds for divorce are considered “no fault,” which means that neither party needs to prove that the other party is at fault in causing the marital breakdown. In Kentucky, a court must determine that a marriage is irretrievably broken before a decree of dissolution can be entered.

If you have resided in Kentucky for 180 days prior to filing your divorce petition, then you can legally file for divorce in the county in which you reside. Kentucky does not recognize common law marriage.

To begin the divorce process, you need to file a Petition, Family Case Data Sheet, Civil Summons, and a VS-300. Our attorneys have decades of experience filing these forms and can help interpret the legal jargon so you understand what the forms require. If you wish to begin the process as soon as possible, our team can file these forms efficiently so you can move on.

When it comes to property distribution, each state has its own rules. Kentucky is considered an “equitable distribution” state, which means that all marital property is subject to division on an equitable basis, which does not necessarily mean an equal basis. It is the court’s job to equitably divide marital property, while restoring each party with its non-marital property. The distinction between marital property and non-marital property can be technical, confusing, and difficult to ascertain, and some assets have both a marital and non-marital component. In some instances, it takes significant skill and records investigation to determine the marital, as compared to non-marital, component of assets. At Katz Law, we undertake this rigorous, detailed analysis when necessary, and have consequently saved, or obtained, millions in assets for our clients.

Awards & Honors

    • AV+ Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell
    • Super Lawyers' 2021
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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Hire Our Team

At Katz Law in Paducah, Kentucky, we apply our nearly 25 years of experience with care and consideration. Our lawyers will take the time to get to know you. We will ask questions about what is most important to you moving forward, and we can listen to your answers. When we build a legal strategy, we can customize it to meet your objectives. Then we can outwork our opponent to achieve superior results. As we guide your case forward, we remain on your side. Ours is not the type of law firm where cases are handed down the chain of command to the newest lawyer or paralegal. You can work with an experienced lawyer who remains in communication with you from start to finish. We will not fight battles that you do not want to fight, but will zealously and vigorously fight those that you do.

You deserve a bright future with your family. Make things less complicated by calling our Paducah family law attorneys today at (270) 778-0020. We can handle your case with the personalized care it deserves.

Hire Our Team

At Katz Law in Paducah, Kentucky, we apply our nearly 25 years of experience with care and consideration. Our lawyers will take the time to get to know you. We will ask questions about what is most important to you moving forward, and we can listen to your answers. When we build a legal strategy, we can customize it to meet your objectives. Then we can outwork our opponent to achieve superior results. As we guide your case forward, we remain on your side. Ours is not the type of law firm where cases are handed down the chain of command to the newest lawyer or paralegal. You can work with an experienced lawyer who remains in communication with you from start to finish. We will not fight battles that you do not want to fight, but will zealously and vigorously fight those that you do.

You deserve a bright future with your family. Make things less complicated by calling our Paducah family law attorneys today at (270) 778-0020. We can handle your case with the personalized care it deserves.

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