This article was originally published by the LBA Bar Briefs May 2020
Where do we go from here? Now that all of the children are growing up? How do we spend our time? Knowing nobody gives us a damn.
By the time this went to print, and you read it, my hope was we would all be back to court trying to outwit each other as we are paid to do. Alas, my hopes were dashed faster than you can say “2021? I can’t get a hearing on this until 2021?” when I received yet another court closure notice, this one through May 31, 2020.
Apps are a great tool for parents to communicate who are in high conflict regularly or simply prefer to organize via an app. It obviates the need for both face to face communication and even phone communication or texting. If the other parent is unable to respect boundaries around keeping conversations about the child and the child’s needs and schedule, this can help limit contact, too. https://talkingparents.com/…/marc…/covid-19-and-co-parenting
“Everybody told me I would argue about anything,” says A. Holland “Holly” Houston, Louisville attorney.
So Houston did, with a quick pit-stop in journalism.
Today she has a practice that has a strong focus on family law, even as she finds time to write, and promote areas of the law that she sees as being under-appreciated or understood by the mainstream.
Prenups are a great idea for parties contemplating marriage to carve out assets that a spouse can’t potentially divide at divorce and set parameters around spousal support for example, yet I am not sure that’s the answer i would have given. Paying another spouse’s debt during the marriage may not get you anywhere but angry when you divorce. Talk about the hard things first, whether you or moving in together or getting married. In case you don’t know what they are: money. kids.in-laws.
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I Didn’t Quit my Marriage. I Survived It.
While there are those who treat marriage and divorce casually, I would say that most of us went into our marriages filled with hope and ideas of forever.
A Kentucky Domestic Relations Commissioner handles family law cases. We no longer use them in Jefferson County, but other counties still have them. They function much like a judge in that they hear evidence, listen to the attorneys and clients, have the power to set child support and perform other related duties.
Louisville family law attorney Holly Houston was interviewed on CNN’s Headline News by host Michaela Pereira. They discussed how a bad marriage can actually cause you to have health problems. Holly also comments on the change she’s seen in some client, once the divorce is done and some time has passed.
This article was originally published on 8/21/15 in the Courier-Journal.
After the crazy storm opening night of Forecastle Festival, I found myself at a booth with a gentleman going through a divorce in a state that is still fault based – i.e. adultery and mental cruelty. I was agog because as long as I have practiced in Kentucky, no fault divorce has been the law.