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Why you should sell your home before finalizing the divorce

Going through a divorce is one of the most difficult times in life. Despite this, knowing ahead of time that the marriage is over can be an advantage. When it comes to the marital home, you have a couple of options. One spouse can keep it and live in it with the children. Both spouses could choose to remain in the home. Or, you could sell the home and split the proceeds. Here's why you need to sell it before you get divorced.

The benefits of attending a divorce support group

Going through a divorce can be one of the most challenging parts of life. Everything you've come to know as a married person is being thrown upside down with the divorce. There's a great way to deal with the emotions of divorce during and after the process is finalized and that's to join a divorce support group in Louisville, Kentucky.

How inheritance can be labeled marital property in a divorce

For the most part, any inheritance received while you are married will be considered separate property when you file for divorce. This means that you will not have to divide this money with your spouse as part of the division of assets. But, there are some circumstances where an inheritance can wind up as marital property when divorcing in Louisville.

Your credit score and divorce

Getting a divorce is a serious decision that you should never make on a whim. You need to think it through because there will be a lot of implications on your personal life, especially if you have children with your spouse. One misconception about divorce is that it has a direct impact on your credit score. This is not true because your marital status is never listed on your credit report. There are indirect impacts on your credit score from divorce, however, and we will discuss them here today.

Only spend on the necessities when going through a divorce

If you have filed for divorce in Kentucky, or are preparing to file for divorce, you need to tighten your belt straps immediately. The excessive spending on items other than the basic necessities has to stop. If you continue to spend on things you truly don't need while going through a divorce you will upset your spouse and could hurt your chances of having a successful divorce.

Stay off of social media while going through a divorce

If you are preparing to go through a divorce in Louisville, you need to be especially careful when it comes to your social media use. Social media can be the downfall of your divorce case if you continue to post on it during your court proceedings. It might not seem like much, but a simple post of a picture or opinion on one of your social media pages can land you in a lot of hot water with your soon-to-be ex-spouse.

How to use child support payments for my child

There is a problem out there that many parents are feeding into and it is the misuse of child support funds. Some parents feel that they can use payments received for child support for their own pleasure. Even though no one monitors how child support is used, when a parent requests more and there have been no changes in the child's life, it is usually assumed that the parent is using it inappropriately. Below you will find how to use child support payments for your child.

What is parental alienation in a custody case?

Many divorced parents can't hide their negative feelings toward their exes from their children. Even though experts universally caution parents not to criticize one another in front of or directly to their children, they do it anyway. Sometimes they can't help themselves. Other times, they're hoping to be the favorite parent.

Why you need a prenuptial agreement if you own a business

The number of divorced people in Kentucky is a little higher than the national average, but still pretty low -- 3.8 people per thousand. However, if you're preparing to get married and you or your spouse own a business, a prenuptial agreement can help ensure that the two of you don't go have to go through the expensive, lengthy process of determining how that business will be divided if you do eventually divorce.

An alcohol monitoring system can get you more access to your kids

You used to have a problem with alcohol. It was one of the things that led to your divorce. Now you've been sober for awhile. However, your co-parent wants conditions placed on your ability to see your kids -- including use of an alcohol monitoring system to prove that you don't have alcohol in your system around your visitation times. Maybe they're asking that you submit to regular testing, whether you have the kids or not, to show that you're no longer drinking to have visitation or shared custody rights.

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