Divorce is difficult, and one of the most difficult portions of the process is the hearing. Even if the negotiations between spouses go swimmingly, a hearing before the court is necessary and the couple’s faults and failures are laid bare.
Last spring. Gov. Matt Bevin signed a law that made Kentucky one of the first states to require each divorce hearing to start with the presumption of 50-50 co-parenting.
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A review of towns across the U.S. with populations of between 10,000 and 70,000 finds four in Kentucky ranked in the top 20 for divorce.
Kentucky is at the forefront of a movement to presume that parents should have equal custody of their children after a divorce.
For decades, every state in the country considered a driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent to be at the legal limit for driving drunk. The first state to establish that limit was Utah in 1983.
Family guardianship could take a step ahead in the 2019 Kentucky legislature with a bill that would amend the law to include fictive kin in the kinship care law.
Divorce is stressful and difficult, even under the best of circumstances. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the process, and even by the aftermath once the proceedings are done. Following these tips can make divorce a bit easier.
Research shows that couples over the age of 50 are divorcing at a rate double what they did just a generation ago. For couples over the age of 65, that number is even higher, as these marriages are ending three times more often than they did in 1990. This is in spite of the fact that the overall divorce rate remains steady at about 50 percent of first-time marriages ending in a split.
A prenuptial agreement, commonly referred to as a “prenup,” is a document that divides and apportions assets and debts in the event of divorce. In prior years, prenups were common mostly among the very wealthy, but the economic – and social – stigmas associated with them have largely disappeared. Nowadays, couples of all economic levels may find prenups helpful.