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Kentucky spousal support during and after a divorce

Every state has its own approach to how former spouses can be provided for once a marriage ends. Kentucky is no exception and has laid out its own regulations concerning the subject of alimony both during and after a divorce. Each situation is different, however, and requires a specific agreement tailored to an individual's needs.

Those headed for divorce may do well to avoid some poor advice

The end of a marriage often sends unhappy spouses looking for advice and support. Unfortunately, some of the well-intentioned advice about a divorce is not only off base but may also cause further financial or emotional harm. Kentucky residents who are contemplating taking this step may benefit from avoiding some of the more common misconceptions.

Garage sale; dress burning helps woman celebrate divorce

There are many life events that people enjoy celebrating with family and friends. While a divorce may not be the first occasion that comes to mind for a celebration, there may be many reasons why a former spouse would want to formally note his or her new-found freedom. Kentucky residents who are hoping for a fresh start after an unhealthy marriage may find their own ways to mark this life-changing moment.

Suggestions that may make divorce court less intimidating

When the marriage vows were exchanged, the focus was more on making the event memorable and joyous. When it comes time to make an appearance before a divorce judge, the focus is more about getting through the process as smoothly as possible. There are some suggestions that may prove helpful for Kentucky residents who are preparing for their own day in court.

A divorce can be letting go, not giving up

Every engaged couple hopes for the best when they decide to say the vows that are meant to join them for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, life can take many twists, and the "I do" may become an "I cannot." Regardless of what may have changed, many Kentucky families may have learned that a divorce is not always an end, but possibly a beginning.

Creditors are not bound by your divorce settlement

During a marriage, many Kentucky couples take out debts such as car loans, mortgages and credit cards together. While there may be combined financial resources to cover these debts, this may not be an issue. However, in a divorce, those joint debts can have significant impact on each party's future.

Planning to split a retirement account in a divorce? Read on

Planning for retirement is often a main focus for many Kentucky couples. Not only do they dream of days when they can travel, spend more time with family or just stop working, but they also focus on how they will get there. This is where building retirement funds comes in, and during the marriage, both parties may concentrate on building this nest egg. However, in a divorce, that nest egg can become a point of contention.

Getting through the holidays after a divorce

The holiday season is once again on the horizon. Ordinarily, this is a time of parties, family gatherings and presents. For Kentucky parents who are entering the holidays for the first time after a divorce, it could take some work and adjustments to make the season enjoyable, especially for the children.

The many reasons why people file for divorce

Every year, numerous Kentucky residents choose to end their marriages. It happens, even to the couples that everyone thinks will last forever. At the end of the day, why a marriage ends in divorce is a private matter. However, according to a recent report, there are several main reasons as to why couples choose to call it quits.

What seems to be behind the surge in gray divorce?

Starting life over again without a spouse after the age of 50 might seem like a frightening prospect, but that has not stopped numerous couples here in Kentucky and across the country from doing just that. In fact, so many have taken this leap of faith that the term "gray divorce" was coined to describe it. This may leave many people wondering what is behind this phenomenon.

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