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Do you know when assets are considered commingled?

If you plan to retain an attorney to file for divorce, prepare to discuss finances when you meet. Your legal counsel will likely ask you whether there's been any commingling of funds. This concept refers to a process whereby separate assets that you alone owned before or during your marriage get combined with your spouse's. Assets move from being separately owned to part of the marital property when this happens.

Plan carefully if you're divorcing a narcissist

Walking away from a marriage can be challenging because you might face some pushback from the other party. This is common when they don't want the divorce to happen, but there are instances in which your ex might wage a battle because they are a narcissist who feels they are losing control over you and the situation. This can be

Address emotional reactions to the end of your marriage

The emotions that come with a divorce can be strong. In some cases, they are unexpected. The fact is that the relationship you thought would last forever is ending, and you are probably going to grieve that loss. You'll likely go through this even if you're the one who pushes for the divorce.

Marriages often wear down slowly to lead to divorce

The decision to divorce is one that usually isn't made lightly. In most cases, people try to take every step possible to salvage the marriage with the person who they vowed to spend the rest of their life with. What shocks some people is that the reason for divorce isn't always a sudden event. Instead, there's likely a slow series of things that's wearing the strength of the marriage down.

Know how to handle property division matters in divorce

Kentucky uses the principle of equitable distribution for property when a couple divorces. This means that things are divided based on what's fair without consideration about whether the terms are equal for both parties. While it might seem as though one party might get a worse deal that the other person, this standard usually makes it easier to work through these matters without having to go through a divorce trial.

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.

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    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.

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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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    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

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

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    Elizabeth M. Jenkins

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

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

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

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