Overcoming Divorce-Related Challenges
Although half of all U.S. marriages end in divorce, the dissolution of marriage shouldn’t be treated as mundane or of little importance. On the contrary, a divorce can be difficult both emotionally and financially for all parties involved. These difficulties are exacerbated when tempers flare and spouses disagree over major issues such as child custody, living arrangements and the division of property.
Protecting Your Rights Through The Divorce Process
Even if you and your spouse agree on all major aspects of your divorce, it’s not uncommon for parties to later develop disagreements over issues that they thought would be straightforward.
When things get heated during hearings, you will benefit greatly from a levelheaded representative who can protect your rights and ensure that your interests are skillfully represented throughout the process. Toward that end, lawyers at Shumate, Flaherty, Eubanks & Baechtold can represent you at all trials and hearings and fill out all paperwork in an accurate, timely manner. Our firm is ready to assist with a variety of divorce-related legal issues, including:
- Child custody
- Spousal support and maintenance
- Child support
- Division of debt and property
- Enforcement of court orders
Issues Arising After Divorce
Our attorneys have spent many years helping clients work through contested and uncontested divorces, as well as issues arising during the post-divorce relationship. Contrary to what some may believe divorce is far from a one-time legal proceeding. There are aspects of divorce that can affect your life for years to come. Adjustments need to be made as living arrangements change, including:
- One or both spouses moving
- A change in a child’s physical or emotional health
- The death of one or both parents
- A change of employment for one or both parents
There are laws in place to ensure that child support, spousal support and maintenance are paid. Those who fail to pay are subject to a range of penalties, including incarceration and wage garnishments. If you believe a former spouse has willfully or unknowingly failed to pay child support, you should contact our firm for help.
The point to underscore is that divorce is complicated and you must hold a former spouse accountable if he or she is negligent in his or her duties. Our Richmond, Kentucky, firm understands these challenges and is prepared to help you every step of the way.