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Dealing with a toxic spouse while getting a divorce

When some Kentucky couples decide to get a divorce, they are able to settle quickly and amicably. However, other couples are not able to do so, especially if one spouse has a high-conflict personality. These people often like to drag out court battles and create unnecessary arguments just because they thrive on this conflict. While having a spouse with a high-conflict personality may make the divorce more difficult, there are certain things people can do to make it less toxic.

A look at who may be most likely to divorce

According to data from the 2015 American Community Survey, those who have travel-intensive jobs or work in the nightlife industry are most likely to get a divorce. Conversely, those in Kentucky or elsewhere in the country are less likely to get divorced if they work as science or medical professionals. Additionally, the likelihood of a person getting divorced may also depend on how much he or she makes.

How people can protect themselves in divorce

Many Kentucky women who are going through a divorce earn significantly less than their husbands. On average, U.S. women still earn around 82 cents for every dollar that men do, and the financial setbacks that may accompany divorce can hit women particularly hard. After a divorce, the household income of women falls almost twice as much as men's does.

Why prenups are becoming more common

Kentucky residents might like to know about why the once taboo topic of prenuptial agreements is now becoming more commonplace. Since millennials are now more likely to marry older, they are also more likely to have careers, property and other assets when they finally decide to tie the knot. The desire to protect what one has built has led to couples to have frank discussions about prenups.

Who divorce mediation probably isn't for

Mediation may be an effective way for Kentucky couples to handle their divorce. However, for some, it may be easier to skip mediation and head straight to court. Skipping mediation may be best for individuals who aren't willing to negotiate in good faith and make concessions for the benefit of each other. The same is true for those who don't want to see things from the other person's point of view.

Why a prenuptial agreement may be a good thing

While the thought of divorce before the couple has even walked down the aisle may seem confusing, a prenuptial agreement can be beneficial for both parties. Those who have built a business or who have other separate property may wish to protect it. However, Kentucky residents should be ready for friends or family members to question the need for such an arrangement.

Dealing with the legalities of divorce

For many Kentucky couples who decide they no longer want to be married, getting a divorce may be the right decision. In fact, it is actually easy to dissolve a marriage now than ever before. This is due to the change in divorce legalities over the last few decades.

Military careers and the divorce rate

The marriages of people in Kentucky who are in the military might be more vulnerable to divorce than the marriages of non-military couples according to a number of studies. For example, one career website examined census data and found that of the top 10 professions in which divorce by the age of 30 is most likely, three were military jobs. The number one profession with the highest likelihood is first-line enlisted military supervisors. Air weapons and tactical operations were the other two military professions that made the top 10.

Divorces include elements of unpredictability

Although Kentucky state laws guide divorce proceedings, no one can predict the final terms of a divorce settlement in its entirety. Filing for divorce begins a process that could include negotiations, compromises, and court rulings on matters of property division, child custody and spousal support. When former partners cannot come to legally acceptable terms privately, a family court will intervene and rulings depend on interpretations of factors like the best interests of the child and the opinions of judges.