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Marriage is one of the strongest symbols of human optimism in Kentucky. Despite increasing divorce rates, many people continue to walk down the aisle, hoping for a lifelong commitment. Such a commitment is indeed possible, but it takes two to tango and sometimes your partner may be dancing to a much different tune.

Grounds for divorce in Kentucky

There may be any number of reasons why couples in Richmond choose to divorce. Yet as the laws regulating divorce have changed over the years, so too has the perception of the reasons why people separate. Most have likely heard the term "no-fault divorce" yet not have a strong understanding of what it means. A review of the shifting philosophy of what constitutes grounds for divorce in Kentucky may help to better define it. 

Handling stress over a family law issue

When two people decide that their marriage needs to come to an end, or one spouse has simply had enough and is determined to move on, many different challenges may lie ahead. These potential problems should not get in the way of a divorce when such a move is necessary, but it is smart to prepare nonetheless. Child support, property distribution and custody are just a few of the family law matters that some couples have to work through. Looking beyond the financial impact of divorce and post-divorce issues, other challenges can arise, such as high stress levels.

Former city council member's marriage is broken, says ex-wife

Many in Richmond may view the concepts of a "no-fault" divorce and grounds for divorce as being conflicting. Family courts do indeed require that a reason be given as to why a couple (or at least one member of a couple) wants a marriage to end. Yet in many cases, irreconcilable differences is cited as the reason. Irreconcilable differences indicate that a relationship is irretrievably broken, and that no amount of intervention will repair it. The no-fault concept comes into play in that no one party must be at fault for that breakdown. 

How is alimony granted?

When getting a divorce in Kentucky, one of the financial matters that you may have to deal with is the allocation of alimony, sometimes called spousal support. This is a payment made from one spouse to the other for the purposes of providing financial support after the divorce. According to the Kentucky Legislature, there are two reasons why spousal support is granted by the court.

Stop missing support payments as soon as possible

At the Grinnell Law Firm, PSC, we know that there are many reasons someone might miss a support payment or two. Temporary setbacks are part of everyone's lives in Kentucky, and sometimes these momentary hurdles get in the way of our clients' abilities to make good on their obligations to their former spouses or their children. 

How can I talk to my kids about divorce?

Among the many difficult aspects of getting a divorce, talking to your kids about the matter is probably the most challenging. While your children are bound to feel a range of emotions, you can lessen the blow by approaching the subject in the appropriate manner. Accordingly, Parents.com offers the following advice to parents in Kentucky to help them speak to their children about their impending divorce.

Can my tax refund be intercepted over back child support?

The divorce process can be difficult for many different reasons, such as the division of marital property and concerns about spousal support payments. However, child support is often an especially concerning issue for those with kids, from custodial parents who worry about their former partner's ability to make payments to non-custodial parents who fall behind on their obligations. If you have been unable to pay child support or worry that you will lose the ability to stay current because your job has been terminated, it is important to avoid falling behind and understand some of the consequences associated with back child support, such as tax refund interception.

Spousal support, taxes and agreements

Divorcing couples in Kentucky who are already embarking on the process of coming to an agreement on how to split their assets and debts know that there are many factors to take into consideration when making these decisions. One of these factors is taxes. Another may be the payment of spousal support. Some divorce settlements include provisions for alimony that may help offset other losses experienced by a particular spouse in another part of the agreement.

On recordkeeping when alimony is awarded

In our last post, we talked about spousal maintenance and the important role that this serves in the world of Kentucky family law. Often called alimony, this form of financial support for one of the spouses in the wake of a divorce is calculated based on a number of different factors. But today we want to talk about what each spouse should do after spousal maintenance is awarded. There are significant records that need to be kept and maintained so that both spouses can utilize the spousal maintenance situation properly.

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