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Why would I use a postnuptial agreement?

Postnuptial agreements have gained popularity in recent years, as their cousin, the prenuptial agreement, has come back into public favor. But what exactly is a postnuptial agreement, and how can it help you? Postnuptial agreements do not have all the strength of a prenuptial agreement, but can still lay out ground rules for how property is divided, which can greatly alleviate tension in a marriage.

Why would I insure my child support payments?

As a parent, it can be difficult to know how to responsibly care for your children during and after a divorce. The process can be draining on your time, resources and mental bandwidth, making it very difficult to remain on top of every aspect of the process. One key piece of preparation when it comes to making sure that your family has what they need even if your circumstances change is to insure your child support payments.

Who should get the house in a divorce?

When working through a divorce settlement, there are several common points of major contention that can keep two divorcing spouses from reaching a fair resolution in a reasonable amount of time. One of the biggest is the matter of who gets to keep the house. Legally speaking, several factors go into determining which spouse should or can keep a house that the couple purchased.

The legal battle for your rights as a father

As the biological father of a child, you may believe that you have a rightful claim to custody, visitation and the ability to play an active role in the life of your child. However, if your child was born out of wedlock, you may not have these rights until you take the appropriate course of action to establish custody.

How can I protect my business in a divorce?

If you are a business owner facing a divorce, you are most certainly coming to terms with the fact that your business could end up chopped up and divided like any of your other assets at the negotiation table. For many businesses, this is a fatal blow. Like many business owners, you may be searching for a way to ensure that your business can survive your divorce and remain intact. Well, there's good news and bad news. The good is that it is possible for your business to weather the storm of your divorce and make it to the other side in one piece. The bad news is that it will likely require some significant sacrifices on your part.

What are the benefits of uncontested divorce?

If you and your spouse both want a divorce and can quickly and simply come to a fair agreement about your divorce settlement, you may be good candidates for an uncontested divorce. Unlike a contested divorce, the process is generally more efficient, less costly and can go from the initial phases to a final divorce decree in far less time.

Bill set to slow Kentucky divorces hits roadblock

A bill that would make it more difficult and lengthy for couples with children to get a divorce has been stalled by the House Judiciary Committee after hearing arguments for the proposed change and determining that there was "no consensus" on the matter among the lawmakers. While the bill is not dead yet, it is looking more and more likely that Kentucky divorces will proceed normally for the time being.

Even no-fault divorces need legal guidance

Divorce has become such a common occurrence that the public seems to think it is a matter as simple two people deciding that they no longer want to be married. While that may be enough to justify the action because Kentucky does recognize no-fault divorce, simply calling it quits is not possible in the eyes of the law. Many people seem to fail to realize that a marriage is essentially a business merger in the eyes of the law. If you are considering a divorce, you will have to follow some very specific procedures to ensure that your relationship is able to end as cleanly in the legal sense as you hope it will personally.

Spousal maintenance is not quite a thing of the past

If you and your spouse have decided to divorce, you may be wondering if you will have to pay spousal maintenance, better known as alimony. Alimony has been the source of jokes and arguments for generations, and some say it is one of the biggest sources of contention when a marriage ends.

Uncontested divorce still benefits from quality counsel

For couples who decide to divorce and believe that they can do so amicably, utilizing easily downloaded forms and attempting a Do-It-Yourself uncontested divorce may seem like the best way to go. It is true that there is no necessary need to turn a mutual decision into a lengthy litigation, but planning to go about this process without any kind of legal counsel is never wise.