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Kentucky Law Blog

How we help our clients with divorce issues

Divorce is seldom an easy process. It becomes contentious quickly. This is why, at our firm, Pearson & Paris, P.S.C., in La Grange, we are the comprehensive provider of family law services, including divorce services. One-on-one client services During our free initial consultation and ongoing throughout the divorce, we intently listen to our client’s goals, fears and expectations. This allows us to develop a customized and individualized action plan to implement a legal strategy designed to achieve our clients’ goals and objectives. What we can help with Let’s face it, this time is going...

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Invalidating a prenuptial agreement in Kentucky

Many couples in the Louisville area sign prenuptial agreements before they marry. While such agreements often appear to be the antithesis of the romantic intentions that caused couples to marry, such agreements are widely acknowledged to benefit both parties in the event that they should decide to end their marriage. Many people put the prenuptial agreement out of their minds after the document is signed, but the approaching end of a marriage may cause some painful reflection on why the agreement was accepted in the first place. Persons entertaining such doubts often wonder whether a...

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On offre des services juridiques aux clients francophones en Kentucky

Selon une enquête de l’Institute Urbaine de Louisville, dans la région de Louisville, Kentucky, la population d`immigrants à Louisville s`agrandisse et constitue un élément important pour des activités commerciales et financières.  Leurs enfants deviennent un segment de la population étudiante en croissance rapide.  Pourtant, la population d`immigrants souvent sont incapables ou réticentes à rechercher et trouver les services juridiques ou se défendre eux-mêmes contre un procès compliqué. Les barrières linguistiques aggravent l`accès aux tribunaux, particulièrement pour ceux qui n`ont pas le...

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What is required to get a divorce in Kentucky?

Divorce is an emotional process, but it is also a legal process. To legally end a marriage in Kentucky, individuals must meet certain requirements and fulfill specific conditions. This post will introduce some of the important steps that individuals must complete in order to legally end their unions, but as with all the posts on this blog, no part of this post should be used as legal advice. A dedicated family law attorney can provide their client with all the answers they need about their specific divorce case. Grounds for divorce Individuals who wish to divorce must provide legal bases in...

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Protecting your business in a divorce

It takes a lot to own a small business. Many small business owners pour their life savings and countless hours into their business, only to have to share it with their ex-spouse in the divorce. Kentucky is an equitable distribution state, meaning that any property acquired during the marriage is considered marital property. Businesses started during the course of the marriage, and businesses started prior to the marriage but that increase in value during the marriage, may also be considered marital property and can be divided between the two spouses in a divorce. There are a few ways you can...

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Easing the impact of divorce on children

Divorce is stressful for everyone involved, but especially for children. While each child is different, many kids recover faster than others. The positive news is that when Kentucky parents work in unison to reduce the effects of divorce, those efforts can pay dividends in helping kids adjust to their new family dynamic. How do kids react to divorce? While each child is unique, the psychological impact typically fosters common feelings among children in these age groups: Preschool: Very young kids are often confused about why they are living in two separate households. They can wonder if mom...

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Is your spouse hiding assets during a divorce?

During a marriage couples in Kentucky share a life together. However, if they divorce they must split that life they shared together. This is not always an easy process and often it is also an emotional time in everyone’s lives which can make the process even more difficult. Despite this fact couples still do need to divide all of their marital assets they acquired during the marriage during the divorce. This process starts with determining the amount and types of marital assets the couple have in their possession. The assets people need to determine can be bank accounts, retirement...

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What are three tips for a happier marriage?

For those in a loving relationship after the last 12 months, congratulations! However, for those couples who are not currently in marriage bliss (and, if media reports are any indication, are in the vast majority of married couples), we have three tips to help craft a happier marriage. Support, support, support Many think that one of the top reasons for a divorce is infidelity. After all, infidelity is a hot topic that makes for good television, but often, divorce is tied to some major (often, catastrophic) life event. These major life events, like deaths and major illnesses, test marriage...

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Requesting a child custody modification in Kentucky

Once a child custody order is in place, former couples are legally required to abide by the terms of that order. If you violate a custody order, you may be held in contempt and the judge may require you to serve time in jail, especially if it is not your first violation. So what should you do if you can no longer abide by the original terms of your custody order? Your best option is to file a request for modification. Should I request a modification? Once a child custody order is finalized, courts will not permit you to make changes to that order without good reason. According to Kentucky...

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2020 has influenced divorce and family life in myriad ways

Family matters are always complex, but for people in Kentucky and across the nation, the ongoing health crisis has stoked fundamental changes in the way many people live. Not only have finances been strained and work life radically altered, but children are impacted and the overall lifestyle is substantially different. Recent research has assessed how people are coping with the circumstances and how it might impact the future. People who are dealing with their own challenges at home might want to consider the analysis. Divorce rates have seemingly declined, but that might be circumstantial...

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