Paducah Divorce Attorneys
Dedicated to Helping Families
There is a lot on the line in a divorce, from property you had before marriage and property acquired during the marriage, to your future relationship with your child. You want to do everything you can to protect both. That means choosing a lawyer with the skill, strength, determination, and experience to fight for you. Not all divorce lawyers are created equal. Some work harder than others. Some are aggressive and others lack energy and drive. Some take difficult positions to try to achieve outstanding outcomes for their clients, while others pursue easy, obvious outcomes. Our Paducah divorce attorneys are attentive, compassionate, and relentless in pursuit of our clients’ goals. You can count on Katz Law to bring an element of understanding to your case.
Is Your Divorce Contested or Uncontested?
There is much confusion surrounding the concept of an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is not simply one in which both spouses agree that they should get divorced or express a willingness to work together. A true uncontested divorce is one in which both spouses have already reached agreements on all matters, from property division to child custody to child support to maintenance, and there is nothing left to be done but the paperwork. Typically, the issues to be decided between spouses are division of property, payment of debts, child custody, timesharing/visitation, child support, and spousal maintenance.
If you and your spouse have agreed upon all necessary aspects of your divorce case, call us to draw up the paperwork. We recognize that it is important to be responsive, as the stress level during this difficult time is high and people can be unstable. We work hard to try to make this process as quick and stress-free as possible. Typically, we can meet with you, gain an understanding of what you and your spouse have agreed to, and draft all of the necessary paperwork in just a few days. Unless there is an applicable waiting requirement, truly uncontested divorces can be completed and finalized quickly if that is what the parties desire.
Our Paducah divorce attorneys are here for you. Begin your first step toward a new and better life by calling us at (270) 778-0020 for your consultation.
Elements of a Divorce
A divorce, as most people know, is hardly a simple process. There are countless moving parts that must be addressed, and it’s rare for a couple to completely agree on everything. When you call us for a consultation, our divorce attorneys can walk you through the steps and address various elements you will have to go over with your ex-spouse.
Our team handles the following:
- Income: We’ll ask you to consider the topic of spousal support, which takes into account both you and your spouse’s jobs and incomes, and address how your divorce will affect any existing professional partnerships.
- Assets: Division of martial assets is an important topic and usually the family home is included. Other assets that are divided include personal property, investments, business entities, and retirement accounts. We would also need to learn about any pre-marital or nonmarital assets that may exist.
- Costs: We take into account your existing finances and provide you with a realistic overall cost of your divorce based on your current circumstances. The more contested the divorce and the more acrimony, the more expensive it can be.
- Children: One of the most challenging aspects of a divorce is determining child custody, visitation or timesharing and child support. Unless there are unusual circumstances, most courts favor awarding parents joint custody and equal timesharing, which means that both parents are supposed to have equal decision-making authority and children will split time between each parent evenly. However, that may not be in the best interest of the children in every case. We can help you determine your goals, and if child support is involved, how much you can realistically pay or expect to receive.
How We Help
We handle uncontested divorces as well as hotly contested cases. We handle divorce cases with little of few assets to divide and cases with significant assets to divide. If the divorce is uncontested, it is important that your divorce agreement be well-drafted, and anticipates and resolves issues that may come up in the future. While it may be tempting to seek out the cheapest uncontested divorce that you can find, an incomplete or poorly drafted agreement can wind up costing you plenty down the road.
At Katz Law in Paducah, Kentucky, our attorneys are trial-ready. We are not afraid to take difficult positions to achieve outstanding results for you. After all, we believe that is why our clients hire us – to achieve exceptional results. Although family law cases can sometimes be resolved by negotiating a settlement, it is important to always prepare the case for trial so you can achieve your best outcome. Over the years, we have proven our ability to fight to get meaningful results in divorce cases. We have taken and won difficult positions and helped people save millions of dollars in property and maintenance not to mention priceless relationships between parents and children.
More often than not, there is at least one issue that is not resolved or cannot be easily agreed upon, which is why the majority of divorce cases are considered contested. Keep in mind that contested does not necessarily mean acrimonious. Even a contested divorce can be resolved amicably, and our lawyers will strive to do so if it makes sense in your situation. We will strive to reach a negotiated settlement that works for you. However, if such a settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, we are prepared to go to trial and win.
He got things done fast & efficiently- Keshia D.
I will recommend him anytime- Kevin S.
The best attorney I’ve had experience with- Brent W.
Highly Recommend!- Former Client