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How to handle child custody before the divorce

When people with children get a divorce in Kentucky, there is an interim period after they agree to divorce but before the divorce is final, when their custodial rights are equal. This means that, for example, either parent could take the child out of state.

Keeping secrets at work places military marriages at risk

While many find it better to leave their work at the office, successful marriages often include sharing those day-to-day events. In fact, very few can completely turn off their work life when they come home, and the ability to talk about daily stresses and complaints with a loving spouse somehow makes them easier to bear.

Military personnel may have right to stay hearings

Military personnel living and working in Kentucky should be aware of their rights under the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act of 2003. The act covers all active duty service members, and the protections it offers remain in force, generally speaking, until between 30 and 90 days after the date active duty terminates with discharge. In some cases the protections may last longer.

How will my military service affect child custody?

Military life is hard on a family. Unfortunately, many couples in Kentucky and elsewhere end up getting divorced because it can all be too much to bear. While going through the dissolution process may be the best thing for the couple, if they have children, it can take a real toll on their little lives. This is especially true if you have to deal with frequent deployments or moves. How does child custody work when military service is a factor?

What you should know about the USFSPA and how it affects divorce

Military and civilian divorces share common ground that includes child support, child custody, alimony, property division and other aspects of marital dissolution. However, marriages ending where one spouse is serving in a branch of the military present unique and significant complexities.

Establishing paternity and knowing your rights if you're deployed

The challenges a deployment present a soldier depend heavily on that soldier's situation. Take for example a soldier, recently divorced or separated from their child's other parent. For an individual in this situation, challenges can go beyond missing time with a child. A deployment can also mean missing important court dates or not being able to address court actions when needed.

Military’s adultery law seen as an unjust invasion of privacy

As previous posts in this blog have explained, military divorce can be vastly different from civilian family law. Many of the issues and disputes experienced by civilians are the same for Northern Kentucky residents serving in the military, but they can be handled in an unexpected way by a military court. In some cases, military family law could be seen as unfair or outdated.

Filing for divorce is more complicated with military life

Divorce is rarely straightforward, no matter where you are in life. If you or your spouse is in the military, ending your marriage may involve even more complications. We understand the many nuances of military divorce at Blankenship Massey & Associates, Attorneys at Law, and are prepared to answer your questions regarding filing for divorce in Northern Kentucky or another state.

PTSD affects numerous service men and women across the nation

For military families in Northern Kentucky, watching loved ones suffer through post-traumatic stress can be a highly distressing experience. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs lists some sobering statistics on the rates of PTSD among the military, whether due to time spent in combat or other situations common to the military lifestyle.

Facing military family law concerns? We can help you.

Military families provide a great service to our country, but they may face complex legal situations when family law matters overlap with their career. As serving in the armed forces will have an impact on many areas of your life, you may benefit from the counsel of a Kentucky lawyer with experience in military family law issues. We can explain your options and rights when divorce and military service collide.

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