6900 Houston Road, Suite 18
Florence, KY 41042
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Committed. Thorough. Effective.
I care deeply about the people I serve. I take time to listen to my clients, understand their concerns, and develop sound legal strategies designed to achieve their objectives.
I am very mindful that each of my clients has a unique situation and I tailor my representation to fit each individual's needs. I am able to get creative in my approaches to get my clients the results they deserve.
Beyond being emotionally taxing, divorce can be complicated. Even parties going through an uncontested divorce can benefit from experienced legal counsel to protect their rights. Having handled countless divorces in the Northern Kentucky and surrounding area, Ashley offers assistance with a wide variety of family law matters, from contested and uncontested divorces, to enforcement and modifications you may need after a divorce is final.
Many couples choose not to get married before starting a family. Determining custody of minor children between separating couples outside of marriage raises the additional issue of paternity and other complications. Ashley is experienced in addressing, resolving, and litigating the issues that can arise between couples seeking formal custody arrangements.
Adoption is a life-changing moment for children and their adoptive families, and the experience should be an exciting one. Adoption most often involves a complex procedure meant to ensure the change is happening in the child’s best interest. As a result, adoptive parents benefit greatly by having an experienced law firm assisting them through the process. Ashley can assist couples and individuals in adopting a child.
We don't like to think about our mortality, but it is important to be prepared as we all must face it one day. Ashley wants to help ensure your assets will go to the people you want, when you want, when you pass away. Ashley can help tailor your estate planning to fit your family's unique needs to ensure they are protected when you are no longer here to help them.
Living Wills and Power of Attorney
Plan for the unexpected with a living will or power of attorney. A power of attorney allows a person you appoint to act in your place for financial or other purposes if and when you become incapacitated or cannot act on your own behalf. A living will states a person's desires regarding medical treatment in circumstances they are not able to express informed consent. Ashley is happy to assist you in preparing and protecting yourself with living wills and POAs.
Not only does she have experience in the courtroom and the understanding of the legal complexities of domestic violence, Ashley received training from the Women's Crisis Center to better understand what a victim of domestic violence endures and experiences to better advocate and represent those victims of domestic violence. Ashley can guide you through this stressful time and will work to obtain the best results possible for your case.
In her personal life Ashley prefers to be peacemaker and strives to reach agreements and build bridges to compromise where she can rather than fight. Ashley has seen how important this approach can be to family law, especially when cases involve minor children. Ashley saw a need for more women mediators in the local area and participated in a 40-hour training from Northern Kentucky University. Coupled with her involvement representing hundreds of clients in mediation already, she is now able to assist families as a mediator for all family law matters.
Ashley Barber Sexton
One way I believe I set myself apart in the legal community is my ability to be sensitive and strong. It has gotten back to me that I have a reputation for being somewhat of a “pitbull,” but I see myself as a mother bear for my clients: I will empathize and care deeply about what you are going through, and I am fiercely protective when others threaten those interests.
I am comfortable thinking outside of the box and getting creative with settlement resolutions that give my clients their priorities in a case, though it may not follow the status quo precedent. Every person I serve is unique and has different interests, why would all my case resolutions be the same? My creativity has a chance to shine through again when settlement efforts fail and we must face litigation: I challenge myself to look at the situation from all angles and am comfortable going against the grain when necessary to accomplish my clients’ goals.
Ultimately in every case where a child is involved I am informing my advice to my client, be it the child or parent, on what is in their child’s best interest. I am fortunate enough to participate on panels of attorneys representing families involved in child neglect and abuse cases, wherein I learn invaluable information on the newest research and studies on all parts of a child’s well-being.
I never lose sight that we are serving real people who need real results in a broken and imperfect system, and so I lean into my innovation and empathy to get the necessary results.
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
Juris Doctor, May 2015
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, cum laude August 2011
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE AND CAUSES
Ronald McDonald House Charities
ION Center (Formerly Women’s Crisis Center)
Basic Legal Training for Dependency, Neglect, and Abuse
Advanced Legal Training for Dependency, Neglect, and Abuse
Women’s Crisis Center 40-hour Training
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Law Training
Kentucky Bar Association
Young Lawyers Division
Northern Kentucky Bar Association
Women Lawyers Section
Young Lawyers Section
The Academy of Northern Kentucky Collaborative Professionals
Dependency, Neglect, and Abuse Panel of Advocates in Campbell and Boone Counties
"I cannot express how thankful I am to have chosen Ashley as our attorney. She cares about your story and really listens to the details. Upon meeting Ashley, I was scared, unsure, and even shed a few tears. After leaving our consultation I had complete peace going forward. If you are looking for someone that cares and will fight for you, then I highly recommend choosing Ashley!!"
-A Homemaker from Florence, Kentucky
"Working with Ashley has been a pleasure. Anytime I’ve had a question or concern she got back to me quickly and I’ve never had to send a second request before she’d have an answer to me. She’s always been professional and friendly, not many like her."
-A Representative from Ludlow, Kentucky
"Ashley was extremely helpful and effective in helping me through my divorce proceedings. She was incredibly professional and respectful of all of the challenges that come when dealing with people that have a lot of emotions tied to a legal issue. Hopefully I will not need a family law attorney in the future, but if I were to need one, I would call upon Ashley and recommend her to anyone needing assistance in the future."
-A Solutions Architect from Newport, Kentucky
"Ashley was a pleasure to work with. She kept me informed every step of the way during the legal process. I highly recommend her if you need an attorney."
-An Instructor from Ludlow, Kentucky
"Ashley helped me through my divorce as well as issues that have been continuing through post decree. This process has had a number of interesting challenges due the actions taken by the ex but through it all Ashley has been very professional and thoughtful to this situation. I couldn’t ask for a better person to represent me. She is very thorough in research and is very up front when she might not know the answer to a question. You know that she will have your back and explore all avenues to ensure she is representing you in the best possible way. I highly recommend Ashley Barber Sexton."
-A Banking Analyst from Union, Kentucky
"Ashley is by far the best lawyer I’ve ever had! She is sweet and caring but stands her ground in a courtroom with the knowledge to back it up. I highly recommend her!!!"
-A Small Business Owner from Ludlow, Kentucky
"I was referred to Ashley at a time in my life that I felt scared and broken. Ashley took the time to talk to me, learn about the in's and out's of my specific case, and put my mind at ease. I knew, after speaking with her, that she would give me the best representation possible. Ashley has been there to answer any questions and has kept me assured every step of the way."
-A Healthcare Professional from Alexandria, Kentucky
"Ashley made a very difficult situation much easier. She handled my divorce professionally and quickly, despite court closures due to the current pandemic. I really couldn't have done it without her!"
-A Certified Public Accountant from Burlington, Kentucky