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Divorce conversations can be difficult for both parties

Living in an unhappy marriage is emotionally draining. Once you've had enough, you may decide that you need to end the marriage. How you share this news with your spouse can have a direct impact on how the divorce goes. It can be rather challenging to keep things calm during this discussion, but doing so can be beneficial.

Prepare for the changes that divorce brings

The loss of life as you know it is a common worry for people who are divorcing. Dealing with these worries can be rather difficult, so you need to do what you can to prepare for them. The emotions you experience might be intense, and they may come on suddenly. You may not think that you will feel these sudden surges of self-doubt and sadness if you wanted the divorce, but you still may.

Divorce or divorce from bed and board possible in Kentucky

Realizing that your marriage isn't working means that you have to decide what you're going to do. You can either try to work things out, or you can call it quits. In Kentucky, you also have a third option, which is known as divorce from bed and board, which is a legal separation.

Ensure you focus on emotional healing after divorce

Thinking about divorce, most people focus on the legal aspect and the division of things obtained while they were married. This is understandable because these factors can impact the remainder of your life. You should also remember that you will have another facet of life to deal with – your emotional healing.

Common prenuptial agreement mistakes that can haunt you

Before you walk down the aisle, you need to think about how you are going to protect yourself in case anything happens, and the marriage doesn't last. One way that you can do this is to get a prenuptial agreement signed. This isn't something that you can do at the last minute. Instead, it has to be done at a time when your betrothed will have ample opportunity to review the terms.

Integrative mediation can help come to terms for divorces

When you are going through a divorce, you might opt to go through mediation to come to the agreement about the terms with your ex. While traditional mediation uses only a mediator during the proceedings, a newer form of meditation is becoming more common.

Does a spouse's age impact how divorce proceedings go?

A common question that divorce attorneys are asked by spouses when either one or both are of advanced age is what impact that factor may have on how their divorce proceedings will go. The truth is that age can impact many different aspects of your Kentucky case from how child custody and support are handled to how alimony awards are made and how property division matters are settled.

How can I manage a Kentucky divorce?

Many people with experience in relationships will say that deciding who you marry is the most important choice you will ever make. This may feel especially true during a divorce, as the wrong person can cause a lot of heartache and trouble toward the end. Fortunately, getting a divorce in Kentucky is not necessarily the most difficult experience you will have to encounter.

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  1. Charles W. Dobbins, Jr.

    Charles earned his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia in 1974

    He was graduated from Washington & Lee University in 1970 with a B.A. with Distinction

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    Mark W. Dobbins

    Mark earned his B.A. from Emory University.

    He earned his J.D. from the University of Louisville.

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    Patrick T. Schmidt

    Patrick earned his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Kentucky in 1989.

    He earned his J.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1992.

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    Terrence L. McCoy

    Terry earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1964.

    He earned his J.D. from Duke University in 1967.

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    Lisa Koch Bryant

    Ms. Bryant has extensive commercial litigation and bankruptcy experience. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Bryant served as head of litigation for the Federal Land Bank of Louisville.

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    Thomas graduated from the University of Louisville Business School with a B.A. in 1973

    Thomas earned his J.D. degree from the

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    Sandra F. Keene

    Sandra earned her Bachelor of Health Science degree, with Honors, from the University of Louisville in 1982.

    She earned her J.D. degree from the

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    Elizabeth M. Jenkins

    Colgate University, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 1983

    University of Virginia, J.D., 1992

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    Edward L. Galloway

    Ed graduated from Indiana University in 1967 with a degree in history.

    After obtaining a master’s degree in political science from the University of

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    Thomas G. Karageorge

    Thomas graduated from the University of Louisville Business School with a B.A. in 1973

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    Tacasha attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts during the summer of 2001, where she studied courses in law and psychology.

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    Ayala Golding

    Ayala received her J.D. in 1994 from the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky, where she was a member of the Brandeis Family Law Journal, and

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    Kacie A. Wilkinson

    Kacie A. Wilkinson recently joined Tilford, Dobbins & Schmidt, PLLC, where she practices in the areas of business law & transactions, real estate, estate planning and probate.

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    Gwen recently joined the Firm after being employed by notable Louisville companies for over 15 years in a variety of capacities including Corporate Counsel, Director of Human Resources, and Risk Manager.

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    William A. Buckaway, Jr.

    Bill earned his B.A. from Centre College in Kentucky in 1956.

    He earned his J.D. from the University of Louisville in 1961 where he was a

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    Terrell L. Black

    Terry earned a B.S. in Social Science from Campbellsville College in 1966.

    In 1969, he attended graduate school at Eastern Kentucky University focusing on

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    John A. Wilmes

    John was admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1977 and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in 1979.

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