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The benefits of a QDRO for divorcing spouses

Among the many things that divorcing spouses in Kentucky are commonly concerned about is the loss of precious assets. This is understandable because those assets deemed to be joint and part of the marital estate are frequently split in some fashion between both spouses when a marriage ends. One type of asset often included in the property division settlement is the 401K account.

Reviewing the process of parental relocation

Imagine being offered a job outside of Richmond that will require you to relocate with your kids. Or, picture getting a call from your ex-spouse saying that he or she wants to move to another state with your children.  Many of the past clients that we here at Shumate, Flaherty, Eubanks and Baechtold have worked with have faced both scenarios. They can tell you that before you make your move (or your ex-spouse makes his or hers), state law requires that certain procedures be followed.

What should I know about prenuptial agreements?

While it can be a challenging subject for many couples in Richmond, having a valid prenuptial agreement in place is crucial for explicitly spelling out financial matters before a marriage takes place. There are a number of common mistakes associated with these documents, and it’s important for both you and your new spouse to be acutely aware of the process so that you can make an informed decision.

How to financially survive a divorce

In their haste to file for divorce, many people in Kentucky fail to realize that their financial situations are going to change. Whether they plan to get custody of their kids or move into separate households, careful consideration and planning should occur to minimize the impact of their separations on their finances. Both parties in a divorce are often hit hard by the financial challenges it can present, states MoneyCrashers.com. 

Tips on talking about divorce with your kids

For parents in Kentucky, perhaps the most troubling aspect of divorce is discussing the matter with their children. Kids are bound to experience a range of emotions when hearing the news, some of which will be very difficult to contend with. In this case, knowing how to broach the subject with children can render this challenging topic a bit easier for the whole family.

Calculating child support in Kentucky

When parents choose to terminate their marriage, the aftermath can have a dramatic effect on children involved in the divorce. In addition to undergoing major emotional changes as children may be required to transition to another home and adjust to a new environment, there are financial changes as well. In an attempt to reduce the financial gap that often occurs when parents’ divorce, the non-custodial parent may be ordered to pay child support.

Make your parenting agreement work for you all year long

If you are going through the divorce process and you have children, you will have a lot of decisions to make when it comes to custody arrangements. Child custody matters can be difficult to resolve, but it is possible to create a parenting agreement that works for you and serves the best interests of your kids.

What are the effects of parental alienation?

When you are going through a divorce in Kentucky, there may be bitter feelings between you and your spouse. Some couples with children allow their marital troubles to spill over into the family. In severe cases, one parent intentionally tries to separate the children from the other by causing unwarranted dislike and mistrust of that parent. If you are experiencing unexplained animosity from your children after divorce, your former spouse may be attempting parental alienation to sever your relationship. According to the Huffington Post, parental alienation happens through a variety of tactics, and it has serious consequences on children and parents alike.

New Year’s resolutions during divorce

For those going through divorce in Kentucky, New Year’s resolutions may focus more on survival than on weight loss, healthy eating and gym habits. While a new beginning is a great time for anyone to evaluate where they are and where they want to be in life, it is especially important for those enduring divorce to take a moment to make goals that can impact their lives now as well as in the future.

Divorce And Mental Competency

Boone County resident Elmer Riehle wants a divorce. However, he was declared mentally incompetent a few years ago. Under Kentucky law, he doesn’t have the capacity to seek dissolution of his marriage.

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