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Halloween Visitation Issues: Trick-or-Treat for Parents

Holiday Visitation: Divorced Parents in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana With the holidays approaching, and even Halloween trick-or-treating, it is often on the minds of people seeking a divorce or dissolution of marriage, what can happen during the holidays. While most people are aware that there will be some sort of sharing of the holiday schedule, [...]

By | October 31st, 2018|Child Custody, Divorce, Family law|0 Comments

Letter to Our Clients – Celebrating 25 Years

To All Clients of Godbey Law, [WATCH VIDEO] Twenty-five years ago today, I came home early to tell my wife (who was pregnant with our first child) that I had quit my job in order to open my own law firm. I have no regrets. Today we celebrate 25 years of legal leadership at Godbey [...]

Holidays for Divorced Parents: Will Timmy be Home for Christmas?

Holiday Visitation: Divorced Parents in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana With the holidays approaching, it is often on the minds of people seeking a divorce or dissolution of marriage, what will happen during the holidays. While most people are aware that there will be some sort of sharing of the holiday schedule, they are often not [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Child Custody, Divorce, Family law|0 Comments

What is Decided in a Divorce Case?

Goals & Objectives: Divorce Case When filing for divorce it is important to be clear on goals and objectives, and to have an understanding of what the court can actually do for you. What the court can do for you is one or two things, and hopefully you will be informing the court on how [...]

By | October 17th, 2017|Child Custody, Divorce, Family law|0 Comments

Divorce, Separation Raise School-Related Concerns

Divorce, Separation Raise School-Related Concerns ​ ​Q: My divorce has just been finalized and my ex-husband and I live in different school districts. Where can our children go to school? A: If you have full custody, then your child can go to school in the district in which you live. However, if you and [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Divorce, Family law|0 Comments

Why was Kim Davis put in Jail?

On June 26th of this year the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling in the case of Obergefell vs. Hodges, determining that any law which prohibits same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, violating the due process clause of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments and the body of the Fourteenth Amendment, which states, "No State [...]

By | October 6th, 2015|Divorce|0 Comments

Divorce and Social Security

Approximately 50% of marriages end in divorce. Divorce can affect many aspects of a person's life. One aspect that most people do not even consider is their social security benefits. A divorced spouse can receive up to 50% of their ex-spouse's social security benefit. According to the Social Security Administration, if you have not applied [...]

By | December 23rd, 2014|Divorce|0 Comments

How Can You Keep Your Impending Divorce From Turning Into an Ugly Battle?

Your worst fear might be to have your divorce turn ugly right before your eyes, especially where children are involved. Consider these few tips that can help you eliminate your concerns about an ugly battle in court: Attempt Mediation If you believe that you and your partner can come to an agreement on the majority [...]

By | January 21st, 2014|Divorce|0 Comments

How To Tell Your Children About Your Divorce

As if divorce wasn't difficult enough, if you have children, you bear the additional burden of sharing the decision with your kids. There are some best practices about how to broach and discuss the issue. Choose Your Words Even if you're on bad terms with your spouse, try to come up with similar statements to [...]

By | May 6th, 2013|Divorce|0 Comments

Not Ready To Divorce? Consider A Legal Separation

Divorce is a difficult decision, especially if children are involved. Some couples may feel it not in their best interest to continue residing together but they are not yet ready to terminate the marriage. A legal separation allows spouses many of the same benefits as divorce without actually ending the marriage. Upon filing for legal [...]

By | March 9th, 2013|Divorce|0 Comments