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Can either spouse be ordered to pay maintenance in a divorce?

When a Kentucky couple decides to divorce, there are many issues that will be considered as the proceeding moves forward. This is true whether the couple can negotiate and come to an amicable agreement or there is a contentious court case. Custody of children, property division and more will be considered. One part of the case that is frequently disagreed upon is spousal maintenance. Often, there is a belief that the male spouse will always pay maintenance to a female spouse. However, the law says that either spouse can be ordered to pay maintenance and there are multiple issues that will factor in.

Things to know regarding child support in Kentucky

If you've never been inside a courtroom, it can feel as though you've stepped onto another planet. When you face unfamiliar surroundings, it can cause you to feel nervous and stressed, which makes it even more difficult to navigate the circumstances. This is why it's always best to seek clarification of Kentucky laws ahead of time and to discuss any issue that causes you concern. If you expect to pay child support, it's critical that you understand how the process works as well as what regulations may impact your situation. 

What is irretrievable breakdown in a Kentucky divorce?

Certain terms in a Kentucky divorce might be confusing to many people who are considering moving forward with the end of marriage. These might be important to the case and how it is resolved. One such term is "irretrievable breakdown." The divorce will often hinge on the state of the marriage and if it is believed to be salvageable. Irretrievable breakdown and whether the situation has reached that point is important.

Kentucky judges now must default to joint child custody

Individuals who have had to deal with the family law courts of the state know that matters related to the custody of children can be difficult and emotional proceedings. In Kentucky courts hear countless custody matters that result from parental separations, break-ups and divorces. In some cases sole custody may be the result of a hearing while in others joint custody may prevail.