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Study finds fathers often favored in child custody disputes

Some people in Kentucky may assume that in a custody battle between parents, the mother always gets preference over the father. However, research conducted by a professor from the George Washington University Law School suggests that this is not the case. The professor examined 2,000 child custody cases that involved parental alienation, child abuse and domestic violence. The professor found that a mother's claim of child abuse was never substantiated in court if the father's claim of parental alienation was accepted.

Why divorce later in life can be problematic

In 2010, roughly a quarter of all those who were divorced in the United States were over the age of 50. In 1990, only about 10% of those who were divorced were over the age of 50. While a divorce can have financial ramifications for most Kentucky couples, those that occur later in life may carry especially significant circumstances. This is because there is less time to replenish a 401(k) or any other assets that were lost when a marriage ended.

Dealing with finances during a divorce

When a couple decides to divorce in Kentucky, both partners may be concerned about protecting their assets. Going from a shared to a single lifestyle can place a major strain on everyday finances. This may be exacerbated when there are higher levels of conflict during the divorce. While divorce is an emotional time, it's important to remain as clear-headed as possible when negotiating financial settlements. This can help to protect a person's future financial stability and well-being.

Lack of trust and intimacy contribute to divorce

The results of a survey consisting of 2,371 individuals who were recently divorced was published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy. It found that there were four common reasons why Kentucky residents and others were most likely to end their marriages. One of these four reasons was a lack of communication in the relationship. If couples don't talk to each other on a regular basis, it can cause stress that weakens the bond they once had.

Successfully managing finances while co-parenting

In the United States, about 40 to 50% of married couples divorce. This means that many Kentucky parents are co-parenting. While many co-parents deal with difficulties surrounding decisions that need to be made while co-parenting, financial stress can be minimized when the following steps are taken.

Considering your circumstances when going through divorce

Getting a divorce is a complex process. Though you and many other Kentucky residents may wish you could just decide to no longer be married and end the situation there that is not the case. Over the years, you and your spouse have entwined your lives, and now, you will need to work to separate the many facets of your lives to once again live as single individuals.

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