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Nicole Prebeck

Child custody Attorney at Lexington, KY

4.9   13 reviews

also known as Prebeck Law Office


Licensed for 15 years

Virtual consultation available

About Nicole

Learn Nicole’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    35%
    Custody includes timesharing/visitation. Additionally, these issues are often intertwined with divorce proceedings.

    15 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    35%
    Often includes issues surrounding kids--custody, visitation and support; as well as spousal maintenance.

    15 years

  3. Child support
    10%
    Can be separate case or as part of custody or divorce case.

    15 years

  4. Mediation
    6%
    I'm an AOC certified family mediator and I often mediate as part of custody and divorce cases.

    14 years

  5. Domestic violence
    5%
    May also be in concurrence with a divorce, custody or child abuse proceeding.

    15 years

  6. Alimony
    3%
    This is intertwined with divorce cases.

    15 years

  7. Child abuse
    3%
    I represent parents as well as grandparents/custodians in cases involving social services.

    15 years

  8. Adoption
    1%

  9. Marriage and prenuptials
    1%

  10. Uncontested divorce
    1%
    Most "uncontested divorces" usually include negotiations before they resolve via agreement. But there is, on occasion, cases where both parties are in agreement and I just draft papers OR I fix papers that were wrong from the start.

My name is Nicole Prebeck. I graduated in 2002 from the University of Kentucky with a BA in Psychology and then from Salmon P. Chase College of Law with a JD in 2007. Attending UK was a dream of mine and I was thrilled to receive my undergraduate degree in 7 semesters and have some time off before attending law school.

I was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in October 2007. Upon graduation, I served as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. JoAnn Wise (Ret.), Chief Judge, Fayette Family Court until August 2008. Since 2008, I have practiced in the area of domestic relations/family law. I am also certified as a Family Law Mediator by the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts. In order to obtain such certification, I took a 40-hour mediation course, taught by AOC, and then co-mediated with a certified mediator for 15 hours.

Additionally, I am a trained parenting coordinator. My training was completed at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. In addition to practicing family law, I served as the co-chair to the Fayette County Bar Association’s Domestic Relations Practice section 2011-2012. I also serve on the Fayette County Bar Association’s Modest Means Panel, which is a service that helps people gain access to an attorney at a reduced rate (sliding scale) when they could not otherwise afford legal counsel.

As of early 2018, I have added the service of being a supervisor for parents who have been court ordered to have supervised visits with their children.

I knew by the time I was 8 years old that I wanted to be an attorney and practice family law. My parents divorced when I was very young and they were involved in the legal system regarding custody/visitation/child support for most of my childhood. My mother’s attorney was a big influence, as was the judge (Former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice, James Keller now deceased) who presided over my parents’ case, in my desire to become an attorney.

I have called Lexington home for over 25 years and Kentucky has been home for over 30 years. I have experienced many sides of family law:  as a child of divorced parents who were in and out of the court system which has complimented my family law practice; worked as a judicial law clerk; as a private family law attorney. With such unique experiences in my background, I can provide valuable insight and compassion when assisting clients through the legal process in family court.

I also teach taekwondo in Lexington three evenings a week and in my spare time, I like to travel, attend concerts, read, and visit with friends. I also foster for local pet rescue groups and have adopted several rescues.

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Licensed for 15 years
State KY
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2007
Updated 09/20/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Nicole

Prebeck Law Office
PO Box 54977
155 E. Main St., Suite 101
Lexington, KY, 40507

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
Nicole received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2020
Posted by Lillie | October 3, 2014
Highly recommend - above and beyond work ethic
Nicole is an excellent attorney to work with who is very knowledgeable. Finding Nicole when I did was an absolute blessing, Nicole has exceeded my expectations based on my previous dealings with attorneys both personally and professionally. I was disappointed by the lack or work put into my case from a few past attorneys. Professionally, as a legal secretary and a child support enforcement worker, I had an understanding of how attorneys handled cases and/or clients and how the legal system should work. I have complete faith Nicole's legal abilities and willingness to work. Nicole was very informative and completely honest with me on the legal issues. Work was always timely and diligent and she has always been available when I have questions or need advice.
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Posted by Andrea | December 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!!!
Nicole was very helpful in my time of need!! She was very patient, compassionate and resourceful!!! She made court appearances for me as I worked day time hours when needed. Her prices were reasonable and she was able to get the job done. I would recommend her for child custody/support and divorce/separation needs!!!!
Posted by Jewell | December 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce lawyer
Nicole handled everything very professional answered all questions I had for her!I felt very comfortable with her representing me an knew she worked diligently to assure best outcome possible for me!
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EPO
After consulting with Nicole Prebeck I hired her as my Lawyer in an EPO hearing. Nicole helped get my case dismissed.
Posted by Dale | December 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce made painless
Mrs. Prebeck was very sharp and knowledgeable on divorce matters. This divorce was filed thru her law firm and was done on a very professional level. Thanks again Mrs Prebeck on your handling of my divorce.
Posted by Duane | December 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Listened and responsive to my concerns about the court case. Explained the process and was honest about how the precedings would go. Covered all bases when it came to the best way to present my case and ensure my side of the story wasnt lost in the other parties lies.
Posted by Terrance | December 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Nicole is a very hard-working attorney, and an expert in what to expect in court especially if it's your first time. She guided me through the legal process and even though I didn't always like the answers she gave me the truth. That is the reason I would hire her again (hopefully not necessary) and recommend her to anyone I know. She won't let you down!!!!
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Posted by Clark | December 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Very knowledgeable and no nonsense explanations.
I had to have some child support issues worked out, wanted to make sure all was right legally and proper paperwork filed. Nicole handled everything promptly and with professionalism. Would definitely use her again.
Posted by Darryl | December 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nicole goes the distance for her clients
I hired Nicole to help me navigate my divorce. She was very attentive to my concerns and worked diligently to get me the best possible outcome. I would hire her again.
Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Timely fashion answer to my questions.
Gave me all information I needed for my case. I appreciate the timing of the feedback information that was given to me.
Posted by Tonya | November 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
NICOLE PREBECK IS ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL!!
Nicole never stops working to give 110% towards each and every issue involving my case . She works diligently in every sense of the word. I continue to be amazed at what Nicole is able to produce in order to fight for me in this divorce, and I so very Grateful to have her by my side!
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2014
Special Case
I was quite a special case with a very over bearing grandparent that was way too involved. Nicole was very comforting throughout the whole ordeal and really listened to what I had to say. She didn't treat me like a disgruntle mother, but a mother with concerns. She was truly understanding and always got back to me with information and a reason a reasonable time.
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2021
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Very Personable and Helpful
I am thankful for the services provided by my Lawyer. No doubt this was a difficult matter to address, considering we were in the midst of a pandemic, challenged by the availability of the courts, judges etc. I believe Nicole acted with professionalism throughout this difficult process.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Prebeck Law Office
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Suhre & Associates, LLC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Fayette Family Court
  • 2007 - 2008

Education

  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Kentucky
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Associations

  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Domestic Relations Section Co-Chair
  • 2011 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • CLE Award
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Continuing Legal Education Award
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education Award
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Continuing Legal Education Award
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Continuing Legal Education Award
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • KY Law Update
  • Changes in FCRPP
  • 2013
  • Family Care Center
  • Custody and support
  • 2012
  • Scott County Bar Association
  • Parenting Coordination
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Child support Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She takes good care of her clients and works hard for them."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Nicole was an amazing law clerk and even better attorney! If you need help in Central KY, you can't miss when hiring Nicole."
Alimony Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is a colleague, mentor, and friend of mine. She is knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend her for anyone going through a domestic dispute."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is knowledgeable and works very hard for her clients. I endorse this lawyer. It is obvious that she cares very much for those she represents."
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Divorce and separation
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Lexington Child custody Lawyer Nicole Prebeck
Nicole Prebeck
Child custody Attorney
Lexington, KY
Licensed for 15 years
Virtual consultation available