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  • By: Justin Key
  • Published: August 23, 2017

Announced at the Family Court Forum on August 23, 2017, the public can now find YouTube videos about the Jefferson Family Court in Louisville online at: OR The informational videos plan to discuss how various things work around the courthouse. There is currently a video about dependency, neglect and abuse actions, and the family court judges plan to…Read More

  • By: Justin Key
  • Published: February 18, 2017

Earlier this week, on February 16, 2017, a new bill was introduced in the Kentucky House that would significantly alter the way divorce cases proceed through family courts. The proposed legislation is summarized as follows AN ACT relating to divorce. Amend KRS 403.044 to prohibit hearing evidence in a divorce action involving minor children before 180 days have passed since…Read More

  • By: Justin Key
  • Published: December 31, 2016

Financial disclosure forms are required to be filed in divorce and separation cases in Louisville and across the state of Kentucky pursuant to family court rules. It is common that your husband or wife may file the form incorrectly as many couples do not have the correct understanding of what items should be disclosed. Kentucky law allows a divorce judge…Read More

  • By: Justin Key
  • Published: December 29, 2016

One of the common questions asked by a husband or wife going through a divorce is whether a court appearance is required if neither side is contesting the divorce. Family courts see dozens of parents and spouses fighting about custody, child support, how to divide property, and other issues on a weekly basis. The reason those people are at the…Read More

  • By: Justin Key
  • Published: January 22, 2016

Today was one of the rare days when the Jefferson County Judicial Center (where the family courts in Louisville are located) was closed due to the impending snowstorm. Many may not know the best place to get information regarding bad weather and any impact on the hearing scheduled for that day in the family court downtown. Here are some tips:…Read More

  • By: Justin Key
  • Published: October 28, 2015

A new law goes into effect on January 1, 2016 in Kentucky that will permit the filing of new protective orders, and it is becoming more clear about which courts will hear these cases. The new protective orders, called IPOs (for interpersonal protection order), will allow individuals who are in a dating relationship or believe they are being stalked to file…Read More

  • By: Justin Key
  • Published: October 21, 2015

Today our office took advantage of e-filing going live in Jefferson Family Court. Being able to file court documents online has been possible in other counties (such as Oldham) for months, but courts in Louisville were the last scheduled rollout across the state due to the volume of cases in the metro area. The system did experience issues in the…Read More

  • By: Justin Key
  • Published: April 6, 2015

A judge in Manhattan is permitting a nurse to serve her husband with notice of their divorce proceeding via Facebook. Her divorce attorney, who pronounced the ruling as "new law", is being permitted to private message the defendant through the social media network "once a week for three consecutive weeks or until acknowledged." The wife had conversed with her husband by…Read More

  • By: Justin Key
  • Published: March 25, 2015

Just before the end of the legislative session, the Kentucky Senate passed a bill that will allow protective orders for dating couples who are facing domestic violence, abuse, stalking and harassment. EPOs & DVOs have been available for some time to other categories of individuals, such as married couples or parents who share a child, but this will be the first…Read More

  • By: Justin Key
  • Published: March 5, 2015

Although family courts in many Kentucky counties are closed today due to snow, the eCourts project in the Commonwealth took a step forward today with the announcement of certain domestic and family law cases now being available for electronic filing. E-Filing is planned to be available in all Kentucky counties by the end of 2015, and has been available in…Read More

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