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What do summer vacation and divorce have in common?

Timing is what they have in common. After summer vacations are over, many Kentucky couples could decide that the time is right to divorce. Few parents want to announce a divorce before the family vacation, so many wait until they return, but before school starts. This also gives parents time to let their children get used to the idea since telling them as soon as possible could help prevent problems later.

Should you take your divorce to court or not?

Emotions are often high at the end of a marriage. The parties may be tempted to allow their emotions to determine the course of their divorce proceedings, but fortunately, they do not have to do that. In many instances, Kentucky couples could receive far more benefit for their families and their individual futures by staying out of the courtroom as much as possible.

A divorce without the battle? Yes, it's possible

Contentious courtroom battles, strained relationships and fighting over the china are increasingly becoming a thing of the past. Lots of couples, including many here in Kentucky, are turning to alternative methods of resolving their divorce issues. The methods provide a friendlier atmosphere that fosters compromise and cooperation, which often leads to a more satisfying settlement than those received in traditional courtroom divorces.

Finances are a major issue in a Kentucky divorce

Ending a marriage is an emotional time for most Kentucky couples. That may contribute to the fact that many are surprised when the sum total of their marriages comes down to dividing their property (and custody issues if there are children involved). No matter who or what precipitated the divorce, finances end up taking center stage in most proceedings.

What happens when a divorce involves a retirement plan?

After spending years together, a Kentucky couple more than likely dreamed of what they would do during their retirement years. They may each have diligently contributed to their employers' 401Ks or pension plans in the hopes of making those dreams a reality someday. When it became clear that divorce was on the horizon, each of them may have begun to wonder what would happen to those plans.

Get your financial affairs in order prior to a Kentucky divorce

There is more to ending a marriage than simply physically and emotionally separating from a spouse. Kentucky couples more than likely have several financial endeavors together that make up the marital estate. Each party ought to consider getting their financial affairs in order prior to filing for divorce.

Overcoming the pain of divorce like Gwyneth Paltrow is possible

Even under the best of circumstances, overcoming the pain associated with ending a marriage can be a challenge, especially if children are involved. The bigger challenge for Kentucky couples, however, is moving past that pain to focus on what is truly important, which is working together as a team to make the transition of divorce as painless as possible for the children. According to actress Gwyneth Paltrow, that involves coming to some hard realizations even as the parties acknowledge their pain.

How can an attorney help save your business in a divorce?

You more than likely spent a great deal of time, money and effort growing your business into something you are proud of and is successful. Now that you face a divorce, you may be concerned that your soon-to-be former spouse may receive a portion of your business, which could potentially jeopardize the futures of you and your business. A Kentucky attorney can help you protect your interests when it comes to your business.

Coming out of a gray divorce with some financial security

Yes, it is possible. After relying on each other for decades for financial support, ending the marriage can cause a significant amount of stress regarding how to make ends meet after the divorce. With some planning and guidance, a Kentucky couple who falls into the "gray divorce" category could still come out of the process with some financial security.

"Gray divorce" becoming more common among baby boomers

There has been a shift in marriage statistics regarding older Kentucky residents and others in the nation, according to a recent study by a research group that focuses on demographic trends. Adults over 50 years old are not necessarily following the traditional relationship norms they once did. The study, which addressed divorce and marriage trends, was based on data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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