Both contested divorces and uncontested divorces can cause a tremendous amount of stress. In Kentucky, a dissolution of marriage (divorce) occurs when there is an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage (no reasonable prospect of reconciliation). 

During your divorce proceeding, one of the most common questions asked by our clients is "who will get the kids." Since 2018, Kentucky has a presumption of joint custody with equal timesharing. While this presumption can be overcome, the court will ultimately consider the best interest of the child.


Another common question is, "what will happen with the couples property." In short, marital property is distributed, without regard to any marital misconduct, in just proportions considering factors such as the contribution of each spouse to the acquisition of the marital property, value of the property set apart to each spouse, the duration of the marriage, and the economic circumstances of each spouse when the division of property has become effective.

If you are in need of a divorce attorney, please contact Wise Law, LLC in order to schedule a free consultation.

Uncontested Divorce: Typically, an uncontested divorce occurs when both parties can come to an agreement regarding the division of the marital property; and, if applicable, on matters involving the parties' children. Uncontested Divorces do not result in litigation.

Contested Divorce: Typically, a contested divorce results in litigation where the parties file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage prior to any agreement between the parties.

Child Welfare & Juvenile Representation

Dependency, neglect, or abuse proceedings, termination of parental rights, status offense cases, or public offense cases in juvenile court


Both contested divorces and uncontested divorces can be stressful.  However, most divorces do not go to trial and many can be settled prior to filing for divorce.

Child Custody

Children represent a major part of our life. Since 2018, Kentucky has a rebuttable presumption for joint custody and equal timesharing.

Child Support

Raising a child can be extremely expensive. You shouldn't have to shoulder the burden alone.


More and more couples are filing for divorce without hiring an attorney. Consulting allows for the same level of guidance without the typical costs of an attorney.

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Wise Law LLC

8401 Shelbyville Road, Suite 105

Louisville, KY 40222

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