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Divorce Representation

Ending a Marriage, Beginning a New Life

Divorce, or dissolution of marriage, can be a complex process that often cannot be resolved overnight, but instead can take time and patience to see to completion. In these circumstances, it is in your best interests to seek help from a skilled attorney.

I am Louisville attorney Todd Bolus. With more than 30 years of experience in divorce, I am fully prepared to assist with even the most complex situations.

Addressing Your Specific Issues

As a knowledgeable attorney in Louisville KY, I can provide guidance in all aspects of your divorce, including:

As a lawyer, I provide my clients with straightforward advice and help them find sustainable solutions to their legal issues. If your dispute cannot be resolved through negotiation, I am fully prepared to be a skilled advocate for you in court.

Understanding Divorce Laws in Kentucky

Below, I have highlighted some of the laws that detail the necessary requirements for divorce in Kentucky:

  • One spouse must be a resident of the state of Kentucky (or stationed at one of the military bases in Kentucky) and have been living continuously in the state for 180 days prior to filing.
  • The couple must have been living apart for at least 60 days and not be cohabitating, otherwise, divorce cannot be granted.
  • Kentucky is a "no-fault" state, which means one or the other spouse can file for divorce without proving fault. Reasons most commonly filed include "irreconcilable differences" or the marriage has experienced "irreparable breakdown."
  • The court fees for filing for divorce are estimated at around $113, which must be paid at the time of filing.
  • The courts may be able to grant a divorce decree after one year following legal separation.

It is important that you discuss your divorce case in detail with an experienced Kentucky attorney. Get in touch with my family law firm,The Law Office of Todd K. Bolus, to know your rights.

Divorce Tips

When going through the divorce process, it is extremely important to prepare in the following ways:

  • Know your assets and debts - Even if you have traditionally not been the finance person in the household, this information is vital for you and your attorney. Learn as much as you can, even if your spouse is secretive - check the mailbox, the desk, call the banks and credit card issuers. Run a credit report, check the price of stocks in retirement accounts. Gather tax returns and account statements, as many as you can. Each of these items tells a story.
  • Be aware - Make yourself aware of the identity and contact information of your children's' teachers, principals, friends, medical providers, coaches, activity leaders. Know their schedules, their academic achievements, and their academic weaknesses. If your spouse is a good parent, don't be afraid to acknowledge it; conversely, if your spouse is a poor parent, don't assent to lengthy unsupervised contact "just because".
  • Secure assets - If there are joint assets you can reach, sequester some significant portion for your own use. Secure your items with sentimental or great monetary value, such as jewelry and heirloom items.
  • Credit - Terminate credit lines on which there are joint obligations, to the extent institutions, will allow.
  • Evaluate your residence - Do you want to keep it? Should you keep it? Is a choice to keep a residence too deferential to the perceived wishes of children, and is there a less expensive or more convenient housing choice ultimately available?
  • Insurance - Review your policies, but DO NOT cancel health, homeowner or auto insurance policies until your attorney tells you to do so.
  • Legal help - Engage your attorney in the pre-divorce planning process.

Schedule Your Consultation with a Skilled Lawyer

To schedule an initial consultation with me to discuss your divorce, contact me, Todd Bolus, at (502) 272-9596.

Why Turn to the Law Office of Todd K. Bolus, PLLC?

  • Over 30 Years of
    Professional Experience

  • Lasting & Workable
    Legal Solutions

  • Extensive Knowledge of
    Kentucky Court Rules

  • Compassionate Advocacy
    the Entire Way Through