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Child custody battles and the safety of children

Poverty affects America in its own ways. Due to various factors, such as unemployment or even minimum wage, many parents in Kentucky face pressing circumstances with their children. It is not uncommon for children of low-income, single parents to be left alone while the parent goes to work. Other situations reveal the dark truth behind closed doors: some children are left without proper nutrition, as well. When the other parent of this child discovers their unhealthy living situations, however, they may decide to fight for full custody.

Can I get alimony in Kentucky?

When it comes to alimony awards, Kentucky is like many other states in its requirements and conditions. According to the Kentucky statutes, the judge hearing your case has a considerable amount of discretion when deciding whether to grant your request for spousal maintenance. However, there are some standard considerations that must be reviewed before payment is awarded or denied.

Domestic violence prompts former reality TV star to seek divorce

Domestic violence is a dirty little secret that many married couples in Richmond may be harboring. Oftentimes, the spouses that are experiencing such abuse would like nothing more than to end their marriages, yet they fear that any attempts to do so may simply prompt more violence. Worse yet, they may believe that their abusers will then extend their wrath to their children, their extended families or even their friends. Thus, many choose to suffer in silence, thinking that there is no escape from the nightmare they are being forced to live. 

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.

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