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Privacy during a divorce is a rare privilege

Why would a person want a private divorce? Someone may feel like their financial or career future is in jeopardy because of the end of a marriage. More acutely, someone may feel unsafe in a relationship or a community because of a marriage or its impending end. Either way, it's a relatively simple matter to hide a divorce away in records, although it's not necessarily easy for people who want that option.

How do I communicate effectively during divorce?

Filing for divorce does not have to be as difficult as everyone makes it out to be, especially if you know how to communicate effectively with your soon-to-be former spouse. The way you communicate with your partner during the divorce process will determine if things will go smoothly or take a different path. So, how can you communicate effectively during divorce?

The emotional impact of divorce on children

Some couples will stay in a failing marriage because they have children. Other couples will end the marriage even if they have children because they don't want to lie to their children or cause them any further emotional harm. Either way, it's a difficult decision for parents to make and one that must be considered deeply. Today, we will discuss the emotional impact of divorce on children.

Tips for co-parents and the new school year

The new school year is upon us and parents all across Kentucky are sending their children back to school. There are so many emotions parents and children experience at the start of a new school year. Many of those emotions can be tempered when co-parents have a plan in place to make the year the best one yet for the child. Here are some tips co-parents should follow this year.

How do I handle the end of my marriage?

It's not easy when you come to the realization that your marriage is no longer viable. When you finally admit to yourself that there's no saving your relationship, it can make things a little bit easier on you and your spouse when headed for divorce. So, how do you handle the end of your marriage? Dealing with the emotions of divorce is never easy. Let's explore different ways to handle this stressful situation in today's post.

Reasons to sign a prenuptial agreement

The day you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with your significant other is an exciting one. You buy a ring, plan the proposal and begin to plan your shared life. But, what if you have substantially larger assets than your future spouse? How can you protect your resources if things later go south in your marriage? One way is by signing a prenuptial agreement.

Examining the parental relocation hearing

Going through a divorce is tough enough. To make matters worse, the ensuing child custody battle won't be much easier, especially if you truly do not get along with your former spouse. Even though you need to do things in the best interest of your children, it can be difficult to overlook how you were hurt by your former spouse. Let's examine the parental relocation hearing in today's post.

How will a divorce impact my mental health?

Moving on with your life after finalizing a divorce is never easy. Even if you knew your marriage was not going to survive another day, it can still be difficult to accept that you must now go back to living alone. It can be even more difficult when there are children involved in the equation. So, how does a divorce impact your mental health?

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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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  3. Tacasha E. Thomas

    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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    Gwendolyn Chidester

    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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