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Greta Hoffman Walker

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Florence, KY

Hoffman Walker & Knauf
7348 US 42, Suite 202
Florence, KY 41042
Phone: 859-371-2227
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Licensed in Kentucky Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Family Law (80%), Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Attorney Profile

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 member of the Guardian Ad Litem Panel of the Children’s Law Center and is on several committees within the Northern Kentucky Bar Association. These include the Family Law Section, the Legal Technology Committee, and the Solo & Small Practice Section. She is also a member of the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, where she has served as a board member and Vice President, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Academy of Northern Kentucky Collaborative Professionals.

Throughout her career, Ms. Walker has given back to her community. She now does so through work as a board member for the Brighton Center and as a member of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Family Law
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

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

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022

About Greta Hoffman Walker

First Admitted: 1996, Kentucky

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

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Served as volunteer mediator for Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties at various times from 2006 through 2019
  • Leadership Northern Kentucky, Graduate 2007, Marketing Committee Chairperson
  • Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, V.P. and Board Member, July 2008-2012
  • Academy of Northern Kentucky Collaborative Professionals, 2004 to Present
  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • U.S. District Court of Eastern District of Kentucky, 2003 to Present
  • 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 Bar Association, Member,1996 to Present
  • Children's Law Center, Member, Guardian Ad Litem Panel, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2004
  • Kentucky, 1996
  • Kentucky Bar Association - Member, 2020
  • Served as Warning Order Attorney for Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties.
  • Served as a Guardian ad Litem for Boone and Campbell Counties from 2003 through 2018, 2018
  • Instructor for NBI - Ultimate Guide to Probate., 2018
  • Candidate for Boone County Family Court Judge., 2018
  • Adjunct Teacher of Corporations at Beckfield College, 2008
  • Adjunct Teacher in Law Office Management at Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 2010
  • Guardian Ad Litem for Boone County Family Court, 2003
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association - Member, 2020
  • Academy of No Ky Collaborative Professionals, 2020

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Team Treasurer for Kings Hammer soccer team, 2014
  • Brighton Center, Board Member, 2015 - Present
  • Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairperson of State Soccerama event at Ryle High School. Obtained donors, advertisers, participant teams, and volunteers to put on weekend long event, 2016
  • Pro Bono Family Lawyer appointed through Legal Aid of Bluegrass, 2020
  • Volunteer for HONK with the No KY Bar Association, 2013
  • Former Board Member and Vice President for the Northern Kentucky Community Action Center, 2015
  • Former Site Base Council Member for Ryland Heights Elementary, 2008
  • Current Board Member of Brighton Center. Co-Chairperson for Wine Over Water, 2020

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “The Ultimate Guide to Probate”, NBI, July 2017
  • 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

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

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

  • 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
  • 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
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Office Location for Greta Hoffman Walker

7348 US 42
Suite 202
Florence, KY 41042

Phone: 859-371-2227

Last Updated: 8/20/2021

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