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Kentucky Law Blog

In Kim-Kanye split, how can Kim own the land and Kanye the house?

At this point, most of us have heard the big news from Tuesday night, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are heading for divorce. This is sad, but not entirely, unexpected news. Though, some may have noticed that their primary residence is not owned jointly by Kim and Kanye, which could prove problematic in their subsequent property division process. Bifurcated property In this case, Page Six reported that Kim owns the land under their Calabasas house, as well as the surrounding properties, but Kanye owns the home itself and all improvements. Though, reportedly, both Kim and Kanye have spent a...

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Property division and exceptions to the law for marital property

When a Kentucky couple decides to divorce, there are a litany of issues that will be part of the process and may be in dispute. Although children will come to the forefront with custody and visitation and spousal maintenance will be a concern, property division can be a major topic about which the sides may disagree. The disparity between marital property and non-marital property can be a source of confusion especially if certain items were accrued after the couple were married. Having legal assistance in these circumstances may be essential to address any property disputes. Determining what...

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What is an annulment and when is it appropriate?

For some people who want to end their marriage, a divorce is not enough. Your marriage might have happened in circumstances that could invalidate it, and you may believe a divorce will not do enough to disconnect you from your spouse. In this case, you may feel compelled to pursue an annulment instead. Before seeking one, though, you must understand the situations in which doing so is appropriate. How annulment works An annulment is different from a divorce because it treats your marriage as if it never happened. This may seem like an enticing way to end your marriage if the relationship...

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The role of the child custody evaluation

If your children are the most important thing in your life, then a child custody dispute might have you feeling stressed and overwhelmed. That’s understandable given the stakes involved. After all, the outcome of a child custody matter can have a profound impact not only on your relationship with your child, but also potentially on your child’s safety and well-being. That’s why you want to be as prepared as possible before presenting your arguments to a judge who may have the ultimate say in these matters. The importance of a child custody evaluation One way you might be able to generate...

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Property division during divorce in Kentucky

There are few events more difficult in life than divorce, and it is important to understand the financial implications as well. While property division will depend on the state in which the couple resides, there are a few basic laws to be aware of before beginning such a proceeding in Kentucky. Kentucky is a “no fault” state, meaning that no proof of wrongdoing is necessary to claim that the marriage is irretrievably broken. Either spouse must be a resident of Kentucky for at least six months before filing, and also a resident of the county in which they are filing for divorce. The couple...

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The basic of a no-fault Kentucky divorce

Divorces happen each day for more reasons that this post can list. While some Kentucky residents leave their marriages due to the wrongful acts of their partners, others choose to terminate their marriages because they simply do not enjoy being committed to their partners. Individuals do not need specific reasons to get divorced because the state includes no-fault divorce among its laws. A no-fault divorce is not based on bad or unlawful conduct. This post will explore what no-fault divorce means and how individuals can use it to achieve their divorce goals. This post is not provided as...

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Steps to take when leaving an abusive spouse

Domestic violence in a marriage affects not only the abused partner but also the children and extended family. Domestic violence is too often a chronic pattern of behavior from the abuser that family members learn to tolerate. Experts estimate that domestic violence affects 10 million Americans each year, and that many more cases go unreported. The abuse can range from physical, psychological, sexual or emotional trauma, to economic hardship. When children witness or are victims of domestic violence, the cycle of abuse can cause lasting emotional scars and carry on into their adult...

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Consider Kentucky Law Before Relocating with the Kids

Since your divorce, you have been working hard, focusing on your career while guiding your children through school. Things have been tough, but you have been happy. In fact, your company just recognized your effort and wants to promote you. There is just one catch — this new opportunity requires you to move out of Kentucky with the kids. For single parents, Kentucky law does not limit where or when you move. If your children’s co-parent is still in the picture, though, the state courts might weigh in. Understanding how a court makes its ruling will help parents make their case and do what is...

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Take care of yourself emotionally during a divorce

Regardless of whether you initiate it, divorce can be a complex emotional and financial transaction that can have serious ramifications for years, perhaps even decades, to come. But there is a path forward. It might not sound possible right now, but there are things you can do to protect yourself, your children, and your future. It all starts with taking care of yourself. Know how to cope with divorce The emotional toll of divorce can send shockwaves across nearly every aspect of your life. As such, you need to know how to cope with divorce in an emotional way that allows you to find...

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