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John Schmidt Nov. 25, 2019

Life has a tendency to throw you a curveball every now and then. Sometimes these unexpected twists and turns can require that you go into a court of law to resolve them. When you find yourself in a complicated life situation and headed toward a courtroom, there are many questions that you need to have answered. What is the best move for my interests? Should I hire an attorney? What are my legal options? As a family law attorney based in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, I can help you find answers to these questions.

Family Court Cases in Kentucky

There are many legal situations that frequently end up in family court. As a firm that focuses heavily on family law, we offer services in a variety of cases, including:

  • Divorces (contested, uncontested, or military)

  • Marital Property Division

  • Child Custody

  • Adoption & Guardianship

  • Child Support & Spousal Support

  • Grandparents’ Rights

  • Domestic Violence

Kentucky has the third-highest number of divorced people (14.99) per 1,000 married individuals in the United States. When your marriage or family situation involves one of the above circumstances, there is a strong chance that you will end up heading to family court to reach a resolution. Whenever the courts are involved, it is in your best interest to work with a qualified attorney to make sure you are put in a strong position to receive fair treatment and move toward a satisfying result.

Is It Possible to Avoid Family Court?

In many cases, one important question a client has is whether or not it is possible to avoid having their legal matter go to family court. The answer to this question isn’t concrete, as it depends on different factors. The most straightforward answer to the question of whether or not you can avoid family court is that it depends on where you are in the process. Among other components, factors that can determine if family court is necessary include:

  • The willingness on your part or the part of the other party to cooperate in reaching a resolution

  • The particulars of the case (financial considerations, other legal or criminal factors)

If your divorce or child custody situation is in the early stages and the person on the other side is amiable to working things out, it may be possible to keep things out of a courtroom. However, the more contentious the matter, or the further along in the process the situation is, the more likely you will end up in family court.

You can be assured that — even if your case does end up in court — I will do everything I can to get you through this as painlessly and as cost-effectively as possible.

Why You Should Hire an Attorney

Although it is true that you can make the decision to represent yourself in a legal case (establishing you as what is referred to as a pro se litigant), this is not a wise choice when your family relationships and your future are at stake. To ensure your case is in a strong position and increase your chances at an outcome that is favorable to you, the best option is to hire a seasoned family law attorney to work on your case.

A skilled attorney will work closely with you to learn the details of your story, understand what you hope to achieve in your case, and put together a legal strategy that will allow you to work toward your desired outcome. Don’t leave the fate of your case and the impact its result will have on your future up to chance. Instead, consult with a knowledgeable family law attorney to seek a satisfying solution.

Shepherdsville Divorce & Family Law Attorney

If you’re contemplating a divorce, the Law Offices of John Schmidt & Associates is here to help. We will use our experience in resolving child custody battles and other many types of family law matters to benefit you. Our office is conveniently located in Shepherdsville, but we are also proud to serve the surrounding legal communities of Louisville, Elizabethtown, Jeffersontown, Mount Washington, and Radcliff, Kentucky. Call today to schedule a free meeting and ensure sure that you know facts from fiction.

Finding a Good Lawyer

One good way to find a lawyer is to check out their online recommendations, ask friends, acquaintances, or other lawyers and attorneys for referrals and then interview the candidates. You can call my office at 502-509-1490 to schedule a consultation to discuss your options or set an appointment here:

Let Our Experienced Team Help

If you’re facing divorce, custody, grandparent's rights, paternity, adoption, criminal charges, personal injury, or need deeds or wills prepared in or around Shepherdsville or Shelbyville or Taylorsville or Radcliff or Elizabethtown or Louisville, Kentucky, rely on our team at the Law Offices of John Schmidt & Associates. We will fight aggressively to help you protect your rights with the goal of obtaining the most favorable outcome. Schedule an appointment here: