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December 2016 Archives

Understanding what alimony is and how it is awarded

When a couple decides to go their separate ways and dissolve their relationship, among one of the reasons each of the partners in the marriage will rush to hire their own attorneys is to protect their access to the lifestyle they are accustomed to living. While some couples have prenups in place that pre-determine what becomes of a relationship should it come to an end, those who don't inevitably end up fighting it out in court.

Establishing paternity and collecting child support in Kentucky

In Kentucky, in cases where a child is born out of wedlock, the mother's name, by nature of being the person who gives birth to the child, is automatically placed on the child's birth certificate holding her financially responsible for providing for her child.The father's name, however, is not automatically added to their child's birth certificate.

Finding hidden assets in your divorce

One of the most tragic side-effects of getting a divorce is that it can bring out the worst behavior in otherwise kind individuals. Hiding assets from a spouse is one of these behaviors, and it is always against the law. Most of the focus in hiding assets is placed on the husband, but in truth, both women and men can try to hide assets while getting a divorce.

How child support speaks to your child's basic human rights

Did you know that in many countries there are international laws governing a child's basic human rights? In 1989, these laws—established in the Convention on the Rights of the Child—were embraced by the United Nations General Assembly. Unfortunately, the United States has yet to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child, but knowing these rights can help parents focus on the health and well-being of their children when divorcing.