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January 2017 Archives

Making sense of what a settlement agreement is

While it is not necessary to enter into an agreement before one separates or files for divorce, the sooner one does, the less potential there are for delays in a divorce case. When it comes to a dissolution of a marriage, a judge will require former spouses to agree and sign a settlement.

Kentucky pro-family judge makes divorce an effort in futility

Although more than 50 percent of marriages end in divorce in the United States, it's not something you plan on when you first get married. That being said, the issue can become further complicated when dealing with a judge who seems to be partial toward preventing someone from exercising his or her right to terminate his or her marriage.

The many child custody arrangements and how they are determined

Child custody agreements are an issue that face both married and unmarried couples. There are two types of child custody: legal custody and residential custody. Legal custody refers to which parent has the legal right to make decisions concerning a child's health, education and general welfare. Residential custody is an agreement that establishes where a child resides for the majority of the time.

Kentucky's property distribution laws in divorce

Although most people do not enter into a marriage anticipating its demise, issues such the distribution of assets in the event of a divorce can definitely make living in one state more advantageous than another. Each day across Kentucky, court battles are waged and won regarding property disputes that arise out of divorce proceedings given the state's common law approach to the division of assets.