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Emily T. Cecconi
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Kentucky’s custody and parenting time statue does not favor a mother over a father. Instead, Kentucky courts apply a best interest standard to determine a parenting time schedule that is in the best interest of the child. There is a rebuttable presumption that equal parenting time is in the child’s best interest. While a father’s...
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It is not uncommon for married couples to hold title to assets in the name of only one spouse. Most often, couples will hold a joint savings or checking account and also have separate banking, investment, and retirement accounts. In Kentucky, all assets acquired during the marriage are presumed to be marital property and subject...
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An Emergency Protective Order (EPO) is a temporary order of protection from domestic violence and abuse. An EPO can be issued without a hearing or notice to the other party. A judge who receives a petition for an EPO must determine whether there is an “immediate and present danger” of domestic violence and abuse. Once...
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In Kentucky, debts accumulated during the marriage are treated differently than assets acquired during the marriage. Unlike assets, there is no statutory presumption that debts accumulated during the marriage are marital. To determine if a debt is marital or non-marital, courts look to the following factors: (1) who received the benefits for which the debt...
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In Kentucky, a child support order ends when a child turns eighteen, unless the child is still enrolled in high school, in which case, child support will continue until the end of the school year in which the child turns 19. In certain circumstances, such as when an adult child is disabled, child support may...
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When planning for divorce, it is important to consider the tax implications that many decisions made during your divorce may have. One important factor to consider is how the tax code treats spousal support payments made from one spouse to the other. If your divorce decree was entered before December 31, 2018, the support payor...
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A deposition is a discovery tool by which your attorney can obtain sworn testimony from a witness outside of the courtroom and the presence of the Judge.
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In Kentucky, child support is calculated using the statutory guidelines provided in KRS 403.212. These guidelines take into account the monthly gross income of both parents and the number of children requiring support. The base child support obligation is divided between each parent in proportion to their respective incomes. Unfortunately, the child support guidelines were...
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One question that frequently arises in the context of divorce is whether one spouse may claim rights to another spouse’s inheritance that was acquired either before or during the marriage. At divorce, property is classified as either marital or nonmarital. Nonmarital property is restored to each spouse as his or her separate property and marital...
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The end of a marriage can be an extremely confusing, stressful and highly emotional event. In order to make decisions that are within your control and in your best interest, minimizing conflict is essential. The following are some strategies for navigating the divorce process with a minimum of conflict. Focus your attention on the things...
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