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Which should I file for first: bankruptcy or divorce?

If you find yourself contemplating divorce and bankruptcy in Fort Mitchell, know that you are not alone. Many people find themselves in similar shoes as yours. Divorce can bring about heightened feelings of stress and frustration. These feelings can become even more difficult for you to handle if you are also experiencing so much financial difficulty that you feel bankruptcy is the answer. 

Determining alimony requirements during divorce

Divorcing couples in Kentucky face varying circumstances and common complexities including child custody, asset separation and alimony agreements. Often, especially in marriages where one spouse has been the designated homemaker, alimony will be awarded to provide financial assistance and security. Sometimes, the arrangement may be temporary until the non-working spouse is able to find employment. In other circumstances, it could be a long-term requirement.

Co-parenting effectively

After a divorce, the changes and adjustments are far from over, especially if a Kentucky couple has children. Learning how to co-parent from two separate households is a major change that affects everyone. It is up to the adults in the situation to figure out how to make this new arrangement work. Here are some tips to help parents who are struggling with co-parenting effectively.

Should recent research impact your custody decisions?

As you face your divorce proceedings, you may wonder how you will come out of the process successfully. Because success in relation to divorce can seem like an oxymoron, you could feel that any decisions made only indicate future hardships. However, when you have children and face custody proceedings, you may want to take a more positive approach.

Divorced couple disagrees over use of frozen embryos

The legal application of the law often changes according to the time in which it is applied. Shifts in legislation, public opinion, societal norms and even technology may call legal issues (even those concerning family matters) into question. This often leaves court officials in local courts relying on the interpretation of legislators to establish legal precedents. In the absence of such statutes or interpretations, courts are forced to set such precedents on their own. 

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.

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