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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.

How To Lower Some Costs In Your Divorce

One of the first questions you may have when you start a divorce proceeding is - how much is this going to cost me? Anyone familiar with the process will tell you that the cost of your proceeding depends on a number of factors. What many people don't know is that they have some control over their legal fees and costs. Here are some of the things you can do to make the process more cost-effective.

Military divorce challenges can last a long time after the divorce.

Most military service members, officers and other military personnel understand that the process of going through a divorce in the military can be extremely complicated. Matters of jurisdiction, deployment, custody and other complex issues make the military divorce process much more difficult than most civilian divorces.

The five most pressing concerns in military divorce, and why you should not fear

Most informational websites discussing military divorce focus almost exclusively on the challenges involved. The difficulties involved with the legal process, the division of military benefits, parenting plans and other challenges get plenty of attention.

Four reasons to consider divorce mediation

When divorce comes to mind, you may think of long bitter fights over custody of children, division of property and alimony. Although this type of battle sometimes happens in certain divorces, it does have to be this way. If you are able to cooperate with your spouse in finding solutions that would be mutually beneficial, you can use mediation to make your divorce a quick and fairly painless process.

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