Who takes care of children when their biological parents cannot? Usually, extended family members step up to care for children. And in some cases—especially cases involving substance abuse in the family—that person might become the full-time caregiver of that child.
In the last post, we discussed why divorce is so stressful for so many people. And while stress may always accompany significant life changes—like divorce—that does not mean that people have to suffer the consequences of it.
Experts and couples alike often say that divorce is one of the most stressful events anyone could experience. And they are not wrong. The Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory ranks divorce and separation just below the stress of losing a loved one—which is at the top of the list.
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.
USA Today likes to make lists. The newspaper makes lists of everything, from beer to presidential tweets.
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.