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November 2019 Archives

Signs that your divorcing spouse is toxic

A divorce can be heart-wrenching, stressful and guilt-ridden even when your partner is a collaborative and reasonable person. If you are dealing with a divorcing spouse who is determined to make life as difficult as possible for you, the journey to divorce will likely be a difficult road.

Sentimental property could put you at a disadvantage in a divorce

Most people have certain items that they hold an emotional attachment to. This could be a piece of furniture that you received as a wedding gift or jewelry that you bought to celebrate a key moment in your life. These items may not have a high market value, but to you, they are priceless.

Joint child custody helps dads stay involved

It is important to be an active and involved parent, especially when going through a divorce. Your continued presence is in your child's best interests. However, as a father, you are probably worried about how involved you will actually be. People generally assume that mothers always have primary custody, leaving fathers with a few weekends a month. The rise in joint child custody can dispel that misconception.

Understanding legal and physical custody

Child custody often becomes an issue when two parents go through a divorce or otherwise separate. Custody can either be joint or shared, meaning that both parents share responsibilities for the upbringing of their child, or sole custody, meaning that only one parent has the legal responsibility for the child. In cases of sole custody, the noncustodial parent may be able to gain visitation rights.

How is marital property defined in Kentucky?

When going through a divorce, it is important to have a good understanding of how assets are divided in your state. This is because there are differences regarding how assets are divided depending on the state of your residence. In Kentucky, community property is not recognized. This means that the legal theory of equitable distribution is used to determine how marital assets are divided in divorce.