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Is a collaborative law divorce right for you? Points to consider

If you are thinking about getting a divorce, you have probably already heard about how difficult the process can be on an emotional level. We do not want to rehash all of those things that you have already considered. Instead, we like to focus on providing our Kentucky readers and clients with solutions. With that goal in mind, we want to take this opportunity to introduce you to the collaborative law approach to divorce.

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'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.

Planning for probate during the divorce process

For some people, it's all they can do to get through a divorce process and move on with their lives. It's important, though, to think about the rest of your life and how you want to move on. To protect yourself and your heirs now and throughout the future, it helps to be able to think ahead all the way to end-of-life decisions as you make divorce arrangements.

How do you manage ongoing parental expenses after divorce?

A collaborative divorce can be a very freeing thing. If you and your ex can work together to make major decisions in a civil and cooperative manner, you might find that divorce is less stressful than it could be and that you are both happier with the outcome. While that's not the case for everyone -- and not every situation supports a collaborative effort -- when you can make it work, it sets the stage for continued collaboration.

Dividing business assets after divorce

We've often talked about the need for collaboration during the divorce process. When collaboration is possible, it can reduce the in-fighting and stress of the entire process, and it can make it easier for you and your soon-to-be ex to make decisions that are better for everyone involved, especially if children are a factor. While we know that collaboration isn't possible in every case, one area where it becomes almost critical is when two people own business assets together.

Study shows some money matters less important in marriage

A recent study sought to find out whether the financial roles of men and women in marriages were related to higher or lower chances for divorce. The study found that some factors did increase a risk of divorce while others didn't seem to have an impact at all.

How does a collaborative divorce work?

With more and more studies showing that high-conflict divorces can take a huge toll on both parties and their children, there has been an increased interest in collaborative law. The collaborative process allows you and your spouse to work together instead of being on opposing sides at a trial in family court.