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Dealing with a late-in-life divorce

Many Kentuckians assume that once a couple has been married for 20 years or more, it is unlikely that they will divorce. While it is true that chance of divorce can decline over time, more and more couples are deciding to separate in their senior years.

How to plan for children's college educations after divorce

How to pay for a child's college education may be a worry for many parents in Kentucky, but those worries might grow if the parents divorce. An Ameritrade study found that although around 40 percent of marriages end in divorce, about two-thirds of couple lack a financial plan in case of divorce or the death of one of them.

The process of establishing paternity

The issue of establishing paternity is a common one. Many birth parents in Kentucky and across the country struggle with the issue of establishing paternity, including questions about if they should do it and how establishing paternity can be accomplished. In a best-case scenario, a father will voluntarily acknowledge his children. In other situations, it will take court intervention to establish paternity.

Why many entrepreneurs find themselves facing divorce

Being an entrepreneur is not likely a profession that most Kentucky residents would associate with high divorce rates. This may be due in part to the fact that there are no hard and fast statistics outlining divorce rates for entrepreneurs. However, there are certain characteristics inherent to most entrepreneurs and the circumstances they face that may account for higher divorce rates.

How Kentucky parents can deal with divorce

Going through divorce can be difficult for both parents and their children. That's why Kentucky parents should make sure that they are there for the kids throughout the separation process. Divorced parents may want to look out for any signs of sadness or depression in their kids. This may involve asking teachers and other adults about their children's progress.

Recommended financial steps to prepare for divorce

Ending a marriage in Kentucky requires spouses to split financially. Spouses should consider their circumstances and attempt to prepare for the consequences of the divorce before actually filing the legal paperwork. To survive the initial upheaval of the split, individuals should save enough money to cover legal and living expenses for at least three months after separating.

Splitting 401(k) funds for a divorce

One of the issues divorcing couples in Kentucky may have to address is the separation of the assets, including retirement money. Couples should take care with how they divide their retirement accounts, such as 401(k) funds, as the different types of retirement accounts are governed by different rules. Dividing the money the wrong way can result in one ex-spouse receiving a bigger portion of the funds than the account holder wanted. It can also result in the parties having to pay high penalties and a large tax bill.

Transitioning to post-divorce financial health requires planning

Kentucky couples navigating the sometimes challenging process of getting divorced typically view the signing of the final decree as the end of the line. For most couples, however, there is still work to be done after everyone agrees on the final terms of the marital dissolution. While they may be eager to say goodbye, ex-spouses must continue to work together in order to finish the process.

Marriage myths that can result in divorce

When a Kentucky couple ties the knot, their family members and friends often talk about how healthy, long-lasting marriages should be. There are often some common pieces of advice: that spouses should actively listen to each other and that marriages should always be equal. However, these two ideals can actually cause marriages to fail.

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