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Filing for divorce after the holidays

For many reasons, it is common for a Kentucky couple to choose to wait until after the holidays to file for divorce. The post-holiday season typically brings an increase in divorce filings, and no matter which party has filed or intends to file for divorce, it is useful to know how to effectively navigate the divorce process. After surviving the holiday season, it may be tempting to make decisions based on emotional victories.

During this time of transition, it is important to consult with a lawyer before making a major decision. Whether it is moving out of the house or purchasing a new home, a major financial transaction can have an impact on the final divorce agreement. When considering a big transaction, a lawyer should be consulted regarding the benefit and long-term ramifications of such a decision.

Social media is a wonderful tool, but it is not the place to expose the personal details of a divorce. Anything that is said on a social media platform could be used in court by the other party. This includes financial information, complaints about the judge or details of a custody situation.

Divorce is a difficult process for a Kentucky family, which is why people often choose to wait until after the holiday season is over to file. It is beneficial to consult with a lawyer, even before initiating the legal process, in order to understand options and learn what to expect in the weeks and months ahead. A person can get needed support and information by seeking a complete case evaluation.

Source: The Huffington Post, "10 Tips for Surviving the Post-Holiday Divorce Season", Joslin Davis, Jan. 15, 2016

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