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What are 3 reasons why I should create estate plans today?

You may not think that having a will and estate plans are all that important. According to USA Today, you are not alone; 15 percent of Americans do not feel they need estate plans and 27 percent of them are not in a rush to create them. You should reconsider your stance on this issue and prepare for the future. 

Can unpaid child support interfere with tax refunds?

If you are required to pay child support, you could find yourself facing an array of financial problems that make it difficult to stay current. For example, you might have lost your job or been through an unexpected accident that led to health care costs. However, it is crucial for you to stay focused on making your payments on time. Whether you live in Fort Mitchell, or another Kentucky city, unpaid child support could make your life hard in different ways, such as affecting your tax refund.

Finding a baseline child support calculation in Kentucky

Whether you were married or unmarried, you and your partner may have reached a point where you knew that your relationship had reached an end. Now that you are making arrangements to go your separate ways, you turn your attention to providing for the children you share. You may have already worked out a child custody agreement with the other parent and have a written parenting plan with which both of you are satisfied.

How can I protect my business from divorce?

Before you file your divorce papers in Fort Mitchell, think about how it can affect your business. If you are not careful, you could risk everything you have worked so hard for to a spouse who contributed considerably less or nothing at all towards it. You do not want to rely on any verbal agreements you have with your partner because they can be hard to enforce. Also, you should not assume that there is nothing for you to worry about if your divorce seems to be amicable. 

How to explain divorce to young children

A divorce is a devastating situation for everyone in the family. While the adults may be prepared for the situation, children usually are not. This is especially true for younger children who may not understand what is happening and why their family is changing. It is up to Kentucky parents to ensure they talk with their children and help them through the divorce.

Making the most of your divorce mediation?

If you and your spouse have decided that divorce is the best option to solve relationship conflict, you may have already considered mediation. With an objective point-of-view intervening in important decisions and offering a neutral perspective, you and your spouse may experience less conflict and a more effective outcome when important choices need to be made. At Gatlin Voelker, PLLC, we have helped many Kentucky couples work through the intricacies of divorce.

Making your divorce as amicable as possible

If you and your spouse have decided to divorce, you may have started to think about what can be done to keep the process drama-free and efficient. One of the many things you and your spouse can do is to maintain an objective attitude and take proactive steps to keep relationships amicable. At Gatlin Voelker, PLLC, we have helped many Kentucky couples through divorce proceedings.   

What mistakes should I avoid with co-parenting?

Many separating couples who have children together in Kentucky believe the hardest part of their separations is moving on. Even though their relationships with each other did not work out, they still have a commitment to their kids. Co-parenting is not always the easiest thing for many parents to do. But it is necessary for their kids to have the parental structure and support they need. 

What you should know when preparing to adopt a child

There is little else you can do that is as selfless as choosing to adopt a child. Preparing for an adoption requires significant time and thought to determine a timeline and approach that will be beneficial for yourself and the child. At Gatlin Voelker, PLLC, we have helped many families navigate the complicated process of adopting a child.

Property division and bank accounts

During a Kentucky divorce, one of the main points of contention is finances. If the courts must step in to allocate assets, bank accounts will be taken into consideration. The court, according to Zacks, will look at when the account originated and the details of the account to determine if it will become marital property to be split between both people.

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