Bowling Green Same-Sex Divorce Lawyer
Understanding & Protecting Your Legal Rights
At the Law Office of Pamela C. Bratcher, we offer compassionate, personalized services aimed at helping you understand and protect your legal rights as you navigate the divorce process. Our Bowling Green same-sex divorce attorney understands all aspects of getting a divorce in Kentucky and is here to walk you through the process. Regardless of how complex or contentious your divorce, our legal team is prepared to be by your side providing the guidance and representation you deserve.
Same-Sex Divorce in Kentucky
Divorce laws in Kentucky are the same for same-sex and opposite-sex couples. Since the state does not support common-law marriages, only couples who meet the state’s residency requirements and have a marriage certificate can file for same-sex divorce in Kentucky.
There are two types of divorce in the state—contested and uncontested. If you and your spouse agree as to how you want the marriage to end, you can likely end your uncontested divorce through mediation or another form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
In order to successfully pursue an uncontested divorce, you and your former partner must agree on every aspect of the dissolution, including but not limited to:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Visitation rights
- Division of assets
- Division of debts
- Spousal support
- Division of real property
- Division of shared businesses
If you and your partner cannot agree to the terms of a divorce or even on whether to divorce at all, your divorce is contested. This means you and your spouse will have to state your case in court, and the division of assets and other aspects of your divorce will be decided by a judge. Whether you and your partner are amicable and agree to the terms of the divorce, or your divorce is far more contentious, having an experienced legal guide on your team can go a long way to ensuring you are treated fairly throughout the process. We are prepared to stand up for your rights in court if necessary.
Grounds for Divorce
Kentucky is a no-fault state when it comes to divorce, meaning you and your former spouse don’t need a reason—such as adultery or abandonment—to file for a divorce. Whether you are looking to get out of an abusive relationship, or you and your partner simply have decided to go your separate ways, you can count on us to have your back.
Why Hire a Same-Sex Divorce Attorney?
While same-sex marriages and divorces work essentially the same as gender-opposite marriages and divorces, various complications associated with the relatively recent legalization of same-sex marriage in Kentucky can arise. For instance, the court considers the length of a marriage when determining many issues involved in a divorce, like spousal support—but what if you and your former partner were together for years before you were allowed to legally marry? Is a home you and your spouse purchased together before you could legally marry considered marital or separate property?
At the Law Office of Pamela C. Bratcher, our Bowling Green same-sex divorce attorney has experience handling these and other complex issues. We understand what it takes to help you successfully navigate the divorce process and we’re prepared to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide you with the sound representation you need.
Contact our firm today to get started with a case evaluation. We look forward to helping you!
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