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Family and divorce law is not only about financial and child custody outcomes. An experienced family law attorney in Northern Kentucky deals with real people and real problems that can’t be easily navigated through the eyes of a “case” or distilled into dry legal concepts. As a family maneuvers one of the most emotional and painful times of their lives, a good Northern Kentucky lawyer acts as a friend, a confidant, and a shoulder, as well as a skilled legal representative and advocate.

A good family law attorney must seek the best of solutions in the worst of times. That skill is only developed with time and experience. Over my years in practice in Northern Kentucky, I have led my clients through these difficult times, helping them understand their rights, the legal implications of their options and decisions, and helped them get to a place where they can see optimistically into the future.


Adoption is often a complex legal and bureaucratic process, especially in unusual or nontraditional situations. In these cases, the advantages of having experienced legal guidance and representation are numerous. A knowledgeable Northern Kentucky adoption attorney can help you avoid obstacles and complications that can threaten adoptions or cause unnecessary delay and expense. At Dawn Gentry Law, PLLC., we understand the legal intricacies of adoption and are prepared to guide you through the process. Contact us today  at (859)466-9669 to speak with an experienced Northern Kentucky lawyer.

Child Custody

Dawn Gentry Law, PLLC. works hard to ensure that all parties remember that the real focus in any custody dispute is the child(ren). We work with parents in Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Kenton, Owen, and Pendleton counties in Kentucky to reach a result that is in the best interests of the child(ren) and works for all parties involved. If you are a parent who is experiencing divorce and have concerns about custody issues, contact Dawn Gentry Law, PLLC. today to arrange a consultation to discuss the custody and well being of your child(ren).


Child Protection

I help victims of family violence obtain orders of protection, and I defend those accused of family violence as well. I recognize each client’s situation is unique and approach each client’s needs with this in mind. I have been a family law attorney since 2006. My experience is extensive, with in-depth understanding of domestic issues. I also spent 3 years as a family court judge presiding over cases that also involved domestic abuse or juvenile matters. I understand allegations of domestic violence can affect court decisions regarding child custody and child support. Please contact Dawn Gentry Law, PLLC. for all your domestic issues. 


Child Support

When the family unit is changing, you need an experienced Northern Kentucky attorney. It is imperative that your child(ren) need to be financially taken care of through child support. Dawn Gentry Law, PLLC of Northern Kentucky has the experience to guide you through the daunting task of calculating income, understanding the Kentucky statutes that govern child support, visitation, any daycare expenses, or children from previous relationships and how that effects child support. Please reach out to Dawn Gentry Law, PLLC and let our attorneys assist you. 


Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative law is designed to help couples end their marriages without the financial and emotional expense associated with a litigated divorce. At Dawn Gentry Law, PLLC., our collaborative divorce attorneys in Northern Kentucky, use this process to produce negotiated separation agreements that are durable, workable and serve the best interests of adults and children. Dawn is trained in the collaborative law process, as well as being a trained mediator. She also served 3 years as a family court judge. So experience counts.



It is undeniable that divorce can be one of the most difficult things in life. The idea of dividing assets, debts, and time with your children, can be daunting. But at Dawn Gentry Law, PLLC., we are committed to making your divorce as easy and painless as possible. In Kentucky, the state is a “no fault” state. This means that only one person has to ask for the divorce and not need a reason. For this, you need an attorney that will look out for your needs in Northern Kentucky. From support, taxes, to division of property, Dawn Gentry Law, PLLC. can provide the guidance needed for a successful outcome.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is always a terrible situation for individuals involved, and can make divorce or custody disputes more challenging. With the modifications to Kentucky domestic violence laws in 2016, the courts power to protect individuals from violence has greatly expanded. At Dawn Gentry Law, PLLC., we will support you with any necessary filings and be by your side throughout the entire process as you face your perpetrator in court. While spending three years on the bench, Dawn has the experience to help you through a difficult situation.


Grandparents' Rights

Divorce can be difficult on everyone involved including grandparents. Grandparents play an important role in their grandchildren’s lives. We at Dawn Gentry Law, PLLC. understand the Kentucky laws. And sometimes, grandparents are the ones that are left out. Grandparents can petition the court for the right to have reasonable time with their grandchildren. The attorneys at Dawn Gentry Law, PLLC. have the experience to get you the visitation you deserve.


High Net Worth Divorce

The decision to divorce is always painful. But never more so than when ownership of significant marital assets and property is involved. Dawn Gentry Law, PLLC. will look for evidence to determine how assets were obtained, their current values, and debt owed. The primary issues in a high net worth divorce are real estate, retirement, and investments. Prenuptual agreements, prior spousal and child support can also go into decisions as does complicated tax structures. Dawn spent 3 years as a judge and has the experience to help in any situation.


Legal Separation

A legal separation is a document that’s signed by both parties detailing the rights and responsibilities of each spouse while living apart. Unlike a divorce, a legal separation does not end the marriage. The attorneys at Dawn Gentry Law, PLLC. can guide you through the paperwork of the separation agreement. Give them a call at          859-466-9669.



Mediation is a cost effective way both parties can mediate their own resolution as opposed to being told how to resolve it by a judge. Dawn has been both a judge and attorney so she is skilled at the finer points of mediation. She has mediated hundreds of cases in the past and works hard to find common ground that can lead to an agreement.



Legal issues involving a child can be complex and emotionally charged. At this difficult time for your family, you need the help of an attorney you can trust to handle your case with the utmost compassion, skill and professionalism. Dawn Gentry PLLC, PLLC. of Northern Kentucky has the experience and compassion needed. Give them a call at 859-466-9669.


Prenuptial Agreements

If you own a home, bank or savings account, or business, you should consider a prenuptial agreement before you are married.  The Northern Kentucky attorneys at Dawn Gentry Law, PLLC. can review, draft, and litigate prenuptial agreements for our clients.


Spousal Support

Spousal support, also known as alimony, can be a common part of any divorce matter. One spouse may need financial help, at least for a set period. This may be due to problems getting into the work force, if one spouse has stayed at home for a part of the marriage, or one spouse may have significant medical bills. Whatever the reason is for seeking spousal support, the lawyers at Dawn Gentry Law, PLLC. in Northern Kentucky will work closely with you so you understand exactly what to expect through this process.


Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested (simple) divorce is when both parties involved in the marriage are able to resolve issues without court intervention. Although the parties may be experiencing an amicable divorce, it is still advisable to seek help from an attorney during this time. Dawn Gentry Law, PLLC provides experienced and practical legal representation to clients who are experiencing an uncontested divorce. They strive to help clients reach time-efficient resolutions—in many cases an uncontested divorce can be finalized within three months of filing.

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