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Reacting when your children ask difficult questions about divorce

When you and your spouse start the process of getting divorced, the significant changes that are being made will not go unnoticed by your children. The new challenges you are facing will likely require that you or your spouse relocate, it may require that your children change schools and you will be faced with having to make difficult decisions about custody. At Hensley Law Office, we have helped many families in Kentucky to work through the most challenging aspects of settling a divorce. 

What happens with issues regarding children in a divorce?

One of the most contentious parts of a Kentucky divorce is often child custody. Obviously, you want what is best for your children, but what you feel is best, your spouse may not. Coming to an agreement is often difficult. The court will step in and make the final call if needed, but before it gets to that point, you do have some rights to make requests for certain things that may help the court, your children and you.

Is there standard visitation schedule?

If you are headed to court to determine a visitation schedule for your children after your divorce in Kentucky, then you are likely wondering what to expect. While the main goal of the courts is to keep both parents involved equally in a child's like, that is not always possible. If you are your ex-spouse did not come to an agreement on a visitation schedule, the court does have a standard schedule that it may use.

Are there different types of guardians in Kentucky?

If you are considering applying for a guardian to take care of your disabled relative, you might have heard a number of different terms for a guardian. You have been told various words like “conservator” and “personal guardian,” but you do not know what they mean. Are they all terms for a guardian, or are they different roles completely? Fortunately, they are not hard to understand. These terms all refer to various types of guardians under Kentucky law.

What are the requirements to adopt in Kentucky?

Adoption is a wonderful gift for everyone involved. You get a child who you can love and care for. The child gets a loving and attentive home. Regardless of whether you adopt a baby, a toddler or an older child, it is a situation that can be really great. However, the state of Kentucky takes huge responsibility for children before they are officially adopted. Due to this, the state has some strict guidelines for who can adopt. It is important for such regulations to ensure the children being adopted are going to good homes where they will get proper care and be loved.

How is property divided in a Kentucky divorce?

Whether you have just filed for divorce or you are considering legal separation, you may be faced with the task of dividing your marital property. In some cases, distributing everything you have accumulated during your marriage can be daunting and a bit emotional. You may have become attached to certain items and it can be hard giving those things away. It is important for you to understand how property division works to ensure you receive everything you are entitled to in the divorce settlement.

Is it too late to make a prenuptial after I get married?

The idea of making a prenuptial agreement before your marriage in Kentucky might have seemed too distasteful at first. Perhaps you thought your spouse would be insulted by bringing up the subject, or your spouse would figure you did not believe the marriage would work out. Whatever the case, you might have decided to go ahead with an agreement now, but having said your vows, you might fear it is too late to make such an agreement. Fortunately, that is not the case.

What is the basic divorce process in Kentucky?

There may come a time in your marriage when you feel like things are at an end. Regardless of what has led to this decision, your next step is to file for divorce in a Kentucky court. This process can be confusing, so knowing how to do it can help make things easier for you. After all, divorce is a tough enough situation for anyone.

When may the court grant alimony?

If you are getting a divorce in Kentucky, you may be ordered to pay alimony to your ex-spouse. Alimony or spousal support is a payment to help that person with their living expenses and to help him or her maintain a quality of life that is similar to that of when you were married. Not every divorce case involves alimony payments. 

How is paternity established?

When a baby is born in Kentucky, there is no doubt as to who the mother is, but the same cannot be said for the father. If you are the father of a child and need to establish paternity, Kentucky.com explains you have a few options. You can either establish it voluntarily or go through the court system.

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