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Divorce in the New Year

The start of a new year is often a time for reflection, and for many people, this reflection leads to the decision to divorce. While the rate of divorce tends to be highest in January, it is important to remember that divorce can happen at any time of year. If you are considering divorce, there are a few things you should keep in mind.


First, it is important to understand the divorce process. This process can be different in every state, so it is important to do your research and understand the laws in your state. Kentucky has statutes in place that specifically address the divorce process and requirements to get divorced, including a residency requirement. You will also need to decide how you will handle your finances during the divorce, and this may include deciding who will stay in the family home or if both people will stay in the family home, how to divide your debts, and how to split up your assets.


Second, you need to be prepared for the emotional impact of divorce. This includes dealing with the pain of the breakup, as well as the anger, guilt, and sadness that can come with it. If you have children, you will also need to deal with the challenges of co-parenting. This will be a big change for your children as well, and it is important to consider their needs at the forefront of your decision-making on how you will co-parent.


Finally, you need to be realistic about what to expect after the divorce. This includes understanding that you may not be able to stay friends with your ex, and that your financial situation will likely change. If you are not prepared for these changes, you may find yourself struggling after the divorce. That is why it is so important to hire a family law attorney who can guide you through not just the process of divorce itself, but also be forward-thinking so you will be in the best position possible after the divorce is complete.


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