We understand that individuals who need the services of a domestic relations lawyer are often faced with profound personal and financial difficulty. By partnering with our clients, we are able to solve those complex problems so the client and the client’s family members can overcome the uncertainty and move forward with their lives. If you need the assistance of an experienced family law attorney, please contact Scoville-Bonham & Riley, PLLC. We pride ourselves in providing quality legal services to individuals and families throughout Southeastern and Central Kentucky.
Family law is the term that is applied to the laws and rules developed regarding family relationships. Family law rules define not only the relationships between members of a family but also between a family and society as a whole. More than any other area of the law, family law reflects the values society shares regarding how people who are related should treat each other.
A divorce, also referred to as dissolution of marriage, is a method of terminating the legal relationship that is created between two people by virtue of their marriage. Entry of a decree of dissolution gives each person the legal status of a single person. The dissolution process also legally divides the couple’s assets and debts, determines the care and custody of their children and determines appropriate child and spousal support obligations.
Typically, family law attorneys assist people with the making and breaking of family relationships. Specific areas of representation usually include divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, spousal support, prenuptial agreements, adoption, juvenile dependency, neglect and abuse. When you are faced with an important life decision regarding a key family relationship, the advice and assistance of an experienced family law attorney often proves crucial to your understanding of the issues involved and your satisfaction with the ultimate outcome of the family-related concern you face.
Whether you need a pre-nuptial agreement or representation in a divorce or post-divorce matter, our experienced staff can help. We represent clients in the full-range of domestic relations matters in Laurel County and the surrounding area. Our friendly and experienced support staff partner along with our lawyers to provide prompt and efficient service to our clients.
We are accustomed to handling the most complex divorce issues including the valuation of closely-held businesses and professional practices; the identification and tracing of non-marital claims; division of retirement assets; child custody determinations and modifications; time-sharing disputes; child relocation cases; child support determinations and modifications; paternity matters; and spousal support claims.
Our staff is sensitive to the stress our clients often experience during a domestic relations matter. We handle these matters routinely. We strive to reduce client stress by identifying the potential issues and outcomes presented by each client’s individual case as early in the process as possible. Our clients are treated as partners throughout the process of solving their unique problems and our attorneys take pride in being readily accessible to each client throughout their case.
If you need immediate representation or if you are simply contemplating divorce or otherwise need advice as to any domestic relations matter, please contact our office for a confidential inquiry.