Understanding your rights and the process of divorce or separation.
Jennifer Mills (Peeler) Peek
Divorce is unfortunately, very common these days. Whether you are experiencing irreconcilable differences with your spouse or have been served with divorce papers, Jennifer Mills Peek can help navigate this very tricky process. Jennifer is experienced and highly knowledgeable when it comes to divorce matters and this often makes all the difference in a divorce case. From your initial filling until the case is recorded in court as a final decree, Jennfer will guide you each step of the way.
Having an attorney with family law experience is necessary when entering into a divore litigation. Even under the best of circumstances, both parties should have legal representation to identify any potential mistakes or issues. Attorney Jennifer Mills Peek is among the best in Kentucky and Illinois when negotiating a divorce proceeding.
There are so many factors to consider when litigating a divorce. Some of the most common include:
If your divorce is uncontested, both parties essentially agree on every potential issue ranging from division of martial assets to the calculation of child support to visitation right for the family dog. This type of divorce is ideal – they are less expensive, require less time and reduce the potential for conflict between both parties. However, this is often not the case.
Much of the time, you might be facing a contested divorce in which one or more issues can not be resolved by both parties. And while mediation or less formal negotiations are possible and will help to resolve some of these issues, often times the parties end up in divorce court.
If you are in either of these situations, Jennifer will support you and fight for your rights ensuring your divorce is completed properly and in a timely manner.
A divorce is considered contested when both parties involved are unable to come to an agreement on any number of issues like child custody, child support, spousal support, property distribution, asset distribution, debt, and more. Even in circumstances where both people agree they want a divorce, both must be in agreement on all issues surrounding the divorce.
If parties can not come to an agreement, court intervention comes into play. In Kentucky, the the first step is often mediation which is the process in which both parties come before an impartial third party to help fine agreeable solutions for any outstanding issues that are preventing them from finalizing the divorce. It is also a very cost effective way to litigate a divorce and one that requires communication of both parties and a great mediator to assist in the decision making process.
If mediation is unsuccessful, the case will go before a judge where he or she will hear the parties cases and resolve any open issues. The length of time this requires varies based on the number and complexity of the unresolved issues as well as the parties willingness to compromise.
Kentucky is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that parties can be granted a divorce for any reason regardless of fault. However, fault does come into play with the courts as a factor when dividing assets or awarding spousal support.
Contested divorces make a very emotional and stressful process even more difficult. Jennifer is a highly experienced divorce lawyer who represents her clients financial interests and protects their rights well into the future.
If you are interested in learning more about what divorce attorney Jennifer Mills Peek can do for you regarding your contested divorce, contact us to set up a consultation.
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through the difficult process of family-related legal challenges.
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Jennifer handles your Illinois or Kentucky family law (including divorce, child custody, adoption, grandparent’s rights, etc.), criminal defense, and general law needs (including wills, POAs, etc) in her friendly, family-oriented office setting.
She knows that all other aspects of family law are delicate and sensitive practice areas. We can treat you with the kindness, sensitivity, and discretion you would expect, yet still, be tough and strong on your behalf. It’s what we do, every day.