Tasha Scott Schaffner, PLLC - Attorneys at law Tasha Scott Schaffner, PLLC - Attorneys at law
Call Today, Protect Your Rights
859-491-1011

THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT

Practice Areas Menu

divorce Archives

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.

Should Kentucky couples consider collaborative divorce?

These days, many Kentucky couples shy away from the traditional courtroom battles still used in Hollywood movies for dramatic effect when marriages end. The cost, time and emotional toll this divorce process can have on a family makes it undesirable. This is why many couples now turn to other options such as divorce mediation or collaborative law to resolve their issues in a less contentious, time-consuming and expensive way.

Is keeping the marital home in a Kentucky divorce a good idea?

Many Kentucky residents believe that their home is the most valuable asset they own. At first glance this may be true, but when things such as taxes, repairs and maintenance -- not to mention the mortgage loan payments -- are taken into consideration, that number can drop quickly. That may not necessarily mean anything right now, but in a divorce, the true value of the house could be crucial.

The choice of divorce attorney could make all the difference

Kentucky residents who are planning to end their marriages have many decisions ahead of them. One of them is to choose an attorney who will represent their interests and help them achieve the best divorce settlement possible. Even in an amicable divorce, the need for legal counsel does not go away.

Can the kids be kept out of the divorce?

When parents in Kentucky decide to end their marriages, it may not be possible for them to completely shield their kids from the trauma of the process. However, it may be possible, and even necessary, to protect them from as much of the negativity that may accompany a divorce. Regardless of what happened to the marriage, the kids, especially the young ones, still love both parents.

Tasha Scott Schaffner, PLLC - Attorneys at law

505 Centre View Blvd.
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Phone: 859-491-1011
Fax: 859-491-1899
Map & Directions

map