Whether someone was anticipating the demise of his or her marriage or it came as a surprise, the process of ending things can be overwhelming. Most people in Kentucky are not familiar with the divorce process until they are actually embarking on their own journey. While this can certainly be overwhelming, there are a few basic do’s and don’ts that some people might find helpful.
What to do during divorce
Perhaps one of the best ways to make the divorce process easier and quicker is to be open to cooperation. Of course, this also requires the other spouse to be reasonable and cooperate as well, but if both parties are onboard then one can expect things to go much more smoothly. It is also a good idea too:
- Be supportive of children
- Communicate when and where one will be spending time with the children
- Fully disclose assets and property
- Research options for child and spousal support
What to avoid during divorce proceedings
Divorce can be a turning point for some people, but this does not mean it is a good idea to accept a new job out of state or make plans to move to a new country before everything is finalized. Not only could these plans interfere with the divorce, it can also complicate things if there are children involved. It is also never a good idea to hide property by giving things to friends and family with the expectation that they will return everything once the divorce is over.
Kentucky family law can be complicated, especially for those who are not already familiar with things like property division, child custody or spousal support. That does not mean that someone should stay in an unhappy marriage, though. Instead, when faced with divorce it is often helpful to take the time to learn as much about these processes as possible.