Greta Hoffman Walker

Top rated Family Law attorney in Florence, Kentucky

Hoffman Walker & Knauf
Greta Hoffman Walker
Hoffman Walker & Knauf

Practice Areas: Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate; view more

Licensed in Kentucky since: 1996

Education: Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024

Hoffman Walker & Knauf

7348 US 42
Suite 202
Florence, KY 41042 Visit website

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A family law attorney at Hoffman Walker & Knauf, Greta Hoffman Walker represents clients in northern Kentucky. Her practice areas include the following: probate, living wills and health care directives, power of attorney, wills and trusts, estate planning and probate, prenuptial agreements, paternity, child support, spousal support, custody, legal separation, high net worth divorce, uncontested divorce, collaborative divorce, mediation and adoption. With over two decades of experience, she has helped a long list of families with their legal needs during times when their lives are in upheaval.

Admitted to practice in the state of Kentucky, Ms. Walker is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. At Northern Kentucky University, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Management and was on the Dean’s List before attending law school at the Salmon P. Chase College of Law. In 1996, she earned her Juris Doctor and began practicing law.

Ms. Walker is a Board Member of the the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, and has served on or is a member of the Family Law Section, the Estate Planning Section, the Legal Technology Committee, and the Solo & Small Practice Section.  Ms. Walker has served as a board member and Vice President for the  Northern Kentucky Community Action Center, and as a Board Member of the Brighton Center.  She is also a member of Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Academy of Northern Kentucky Collaborative Professionals.

Practice areas

Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning, Father's Rights, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Juvenile Law, Living Wills, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Power of Attorney, Prenuptial Agreements, Probate & Estate Administration, Same Sex Family Law, Trusts, Wills

  • 80% Family Law
  • 20% Estate Planning & Probate

First Admitted: 1996, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://www.hoffmanlawyer.com/attorney/walker-greta-hoffman/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • FC Cincinnati Academy Player Host Parent.  I am a host family for players from out of the state.  They live with me.  I ensure they get to practice, feed them, and generally raise them when they are away from home.  
  • FC Cincinnati Fan Council Member.  My duty was to attend meetings and share insight on game experience.  
  • Team Treasurer for Kings Hammer soccer team, 2014
  • Former Board Member of Brighton Center, Chairperson of Wine over Water
  • Former Board Member and Vice President for the Northern Kentucky Community Action Center
  • Pro Bono Family Lawyer appointed through Legal Aid of Bluegrass
  • Chairperson of State Soccerama event at Ryle High School. Obtained donors, advertisers, participant teams, and volunteers to put on weekend long event
  • Volunteer for HONK with the No KY Bar Association
  • Former Site Base Council Member for Ryland Heights Elementary
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • “The Ultimate Guide to Probate”, NBI, July 2017
  • I prepared and spoke at the annual CLE day for the Northern Kentucky Bar Association on the issue of going paperless.  I explained the process and equipment needed to be successful in going paperless.  Most importantly, I explained file naming structures, which are critical to the process of going paperless.  , Speaker, Going Paperless, Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Legal, 2021
  • Speaker for Taylor Mill, KY Senior Citizens Club, Speaker, How to Protect You and Your Family When Disability Happens, 2013
  • This article discussed authenticating text messages, and highlighted the issue of falsifying text messages, Co-Author, Using Text Messages as Evidence, Northern Kentucky Bar Association Lex Loci, 2018
  • Speaker at UBS Event for Women, Investment and Planning, Speaker, Women and Estate Planning, 2013
  • Speaker at the People's Law School, Erlanger Library, Speaker, How to Avoid the Nightmare Divorce, 2005
  • Professor at Chase Law School, Spring 2010, Professor, Law Practice Management, 2010
  • Speaker at Family Law Section Meeting for NKBA, Speaker, Finding Hidden Assets, 2004
  • Professor at Beckfield College, Professor, Corporations, 2005
  • CLE Instructor, NBI, Estate Planning, 2016
Firm News (Newsletters):
  • People often seek estate planning to avoid probate, but sometimes the cost of preparing the estate planning documents is more expensive than the probate process would be.  In other cases, probate could be the best way to protect the interests of the client.  This article explores these issues, How To Avoid Probate and Do I Really Need To?
  • This article explains the various types of custody and the rights established with them.  It also discusses the affect of custody on child support, Custody Rights
  • All blogs were posted to my website as well. Started in 2019 and continues through the present, Triple Crown Magazine Articles, Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate And Criminal Defense
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Academy of Northern Kentucky Collaborative Professionals, 2004 to Present
  • U.S. District Court of Eastern District of Kentucky, 2003 to Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 1996 to Present
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association Board Member
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Member,1996 to Present
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association-Family Law Section and Solo & Small Practice Section, Member
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association-Legal Technology Committee, Member & Chairperson
  • Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, V.P. and Board Member, July 2008-2012
  • Candidate for Boone County Family Court Judge.
  • Instructor for NBI - Ultimate Guide to Probate.
  • Adjunct Teacher in Law Office Management at Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • Adjunct Teacher of Corporations at Beckfield College
  • Served as volunteer mediator for Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties at various times from 2006 through 2019
  • Served as a Guardian ad Litem for Boone and Campbell Counties from 2003 through 2018
  • Children's Law Center, Member, Guardian Ad Litem Panel, 2002
  • Served as Warning Order Attorney for Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties.
Educational Background:
  • Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky, B.S. in Information Systems, Honors: Scholar's List, 2000
  • Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky, B.S. in Management, Honors: Dean's List, 1990
Honors/Awards:
  • This award was given to me for taking pro bono cases as needed by Legal Aid., Nick of Time Award, Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, 2003
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Collaborative Lawyer, 2005
  • Certified Mediator through Administrative Office of the Courts, 2006
Videos:
  • 26 videos explaining various issues in family law, estate planning and probate, Out of the Dark, Family Law, Estate Planning And Probate, 2016
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Candidate for Boone County Family Court Judge. Placed second out of six candidates, 2018
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • McDermott v. Simon Kenton Post 20. This was a civil case involving charitable gaming. I represented a homeless Veteran who won the Queen of Hearts game at Simon Kenton Post 20, who refused to pay the win. I filed the case in 2015, won on Summary Judgment, but the case remanded by the Court of Appeals. After trying the case, we won, then Defendant appealed again. Case has been settled by agreement which has not yet been signed. Settlement amount was approximately $10,000, 2020
  • Miller v. Miller, Kenton County Circuit Court. This case involved a divorce with a teacher's pension. The argument was over whether the non-teacher spouse should get an equal share of the retirement, along with a joint and survivor annuity after a 30 year marriage. A visiting judge found against my client, claiming that because she was still working, she would have more than the non-teacher spouse who resigned his job without agreement from my client. Client chose not to appeal, 2017
  • Kyle v. Kyle, Grant County Circuit Court. This was a divorce and custody case. The primary issue was concerning parenting time, then a modification of parenting time, involving a child with autism. My client won both motions, 2018
  • Evans v. Evans, Boone County Family Court, Lead Counsel for Raymond Evans. This was a fourteen day custody trial that established new law at the Court of Appeals level, 2014
Representative Clients:
  • I represented a disabled veteran who won a game of chance at a local veteran's organization. We won the case on Summary Judgment. It was appealed, then reversed and remanded for additional facts. My client won the case at trial, but the Defendant appealed again. A settlement was reached during the second appeal process, 2020
  • Fong-Shaida v Shaida, Kentucky Circuit Court of Appeals and Kentucky Supreme Court.  This case involved a same sex marriage from California during a period when the law was unclear in Kentucky.  The primary issue on appeal was the classification of property as marital.  Fong-Shaida argued the house they resided in was her premarital.  Shaida argued the house was marital based upon gift in consideration for improvements being made on the house and an agreement to remain living in the same house.  The Circuit Court ruled the property to be marital.  Fong-Shaida appealed and lost in Court of Appeals.  Supreme Court denied review.  , 2021
  • I represented a woman who was in a same sex marriage in California. She moved to Kentucky with the parties child. The case involved premarital assets from inheritance that were improved by the parties during the marriage; division of retirement assets; and inter-state custody and child support. The case is currently on appeal, 2019

Office location for Greta Hoffman Walker

7348 US 42
Suite 202
Florence, KY 41042

Phone: 859-371-2227

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