Kenton County, Kentucky Divorce Lawyers
Covington, KY 41011
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
In law school she began working with Russell & Ireland Law Group and was promoted to an attorney position shortly after passing the bar in Kentucky where she is currently licensed.
After Law School, Tom served as owner’s representative and in-house counsel for real estate developer Othello Partners, Inc. in Seattle, Washington. He served as lead in the construction of the 355 unit apartment building, The Station at Othello Park. Returning from Seattle, Tom worked as a solo-practitioner for five years prior to co-founding Rauf & Smith.
A 1999 graduate of Covington Latin...
Tonya handles all aspects of family law- divorce, dissolution, separation, custody and support.
She has extensive experience with each element from negotiations to litigation. Tonya has completed the training for and has been a guardian ad litem for Hamilton and Clermont Counties. She has over sixty hours of training in mediation services, with an emphasis on family/divorce law.
In addition to family law, Tonya provides estate planning services and represents individuals seeking Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief.
Tonya has been a member of the Kentucky National Guard since 2001. For the first seven years she worked as a military...
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If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
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