Due to precautions related to COVID-19, we have expanded our options for remote consultations. Please contact our office to discuss whether a full phone consultation or video conference is appropriate for your situation.

Serving Families In The Bluegrass Since 1993.

Putting You At Ease, Protecting Your Rights

Getting the best out of your divorce

| May 2, 2021 | Divorce

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 dos 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.