Divorce and Family Law

Nickerson Watts, PLLC is a full-service law firm located in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Our family law attorneys routinely handle cases in Lawrenceburg, Frankfort, Versailles, Georgetown, Shelbyville, Taylorsville, Harrodsburg, Danville, and other cities throughout Central Kentucky. Our family law attorneys provide legal services in all areas of family law: 

Contested Divorces
From high-conflict custody disputes to complex financial issues, our lawyers are skilled litigators with experience in handling all issues related to the dissolution of your marriage. We can help you ensure that your assets and debts are fairly and equitably divided, address maintenance and alimony concerns, and negotiate appropriate arrangements for the custody and support for your children.

Uncontested Divorces
When you and your spouse have already come to an understanding, we will work with you to draft a detailed Settlement Agreement and all other pleadings necessary to finalize your divorce amicably without either of you ever having to step foot in a courtroom.

Child Custody, Visitation and Support
Our attorneys will advocate for you to ensure that your parental rights are protected, and can assist you with the many legal issues that come along with co-parenting children in two different households, including custody, visitation/timesharing, paternity, child support, division of expenses, and communication difficulties.

Paternity Issues
Let our family law attorneys help you establish parental rights and ensure that your financial responsibilities to your child are equitably shared with the other parent.

Just like families, adoptions take many different forms. Our attorneys are delighted to help you make it official, whether you are adopting through foster care, from a friend or family member, as a step-parent, internationally, or with the assistance of an agency.

Annulment and Legal Separation
Sometimes divorce is not the answer for an unsuccessful marriage. Our attorneys can help you decide if annulment or legal separation might provide a better alternative for you and your family.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Our divorce lawyers will use their knowledge and experience to draft an equitable agreement before or during your marriage to ensure that you don't need their services to fight for you in the event that your marriage someday comes to an end. 

Grandparent Rights
Our family law attorneys have years of experience in assisting loving grandparents assert the right to custody or visitation of their grandchildren.

Domestic Violence
Whether you have been the victim of domestic violence or have been unfairly accused, our family law attorneys can ensure that your voice is heard and that your rights are protected in court.

Child Dependency, Neglect & Abuse
Our attorneys are skilled advocates for families who have been unfairly torn apart by unjust accusations of child abuse or neglect. Let us help you work towards your children's safe and speedy return home.

Same-Sex Partnerships and Custody Issues
Our family law attorneys are experienced, knowledgeable, and always up-to-date with Kentucky's ever-changing legal landscape regarding the rights of gay and lesbian families. 

Ms. Nickerson has been trained and certified as a mediator through the Administrative Office of the Courts to offer her services to attorneys and litigants interested in alternative dispute resolution in both family matters and general civil matters. Mediation puts the control back into the hands of the parties to negotiate an agreement that everyone can live with, rather than leaving it up to a judge to decide.