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January 2018 Archives

Do grandparents' rights include face time with their grandkids?

Divorce is difficult on everyone, including extended family. Kentucky grandparents may have to fight for the right to have visitation with their grandkids. In some cases, exercising grandparents' rights may involve some technological options.

Divorce mediation can help create a court-approved settlement

Nowadays, more Kentucky couples are bypassing the traditional adversarial court process when ending their marriages. Instead, they work together to reach a mutually satisfying settlement on their own. Many such couples turn to divorce mediation not only for help in structuring their settlements, but also to help ensure that the agreement ultimately meets with the court's approval.

High asset divorce filings could get interesting in 2018

Proponents of the new tax law that recently passed say that it will be a good thing for most Americans, including many here in Kentucky. However, not every provision contained in the new tax law provides an advantage. One area that is causing concern for some people is the fact that the tax deduction for alimony goes away on Jan. 1, 2019. On that date, those who receive alimony will no longer have to count it as income either. This could make things interesting for people anticipating a high asset divorce in 2018.

Is there such a thing as privacy in a high asset divorce?

Technology has exploded in the last few decades. You can now hold in your hand a faster and more efficient computer than it took to put a man on the moon. While these technological advances make the lives of Kentucky residents better, there always seems to be a downside. One of them could be their use to invade a soon-to-be former spouse's privacy during a high asset divorce.

Recent ruling changes property division for attorneys in divorce

Divorce involves a number of financial decisions from both of the parties involved. The only issue that may consume more time than property division is child custody. In some instances, the decisions made by a trial court end up being appealed all the way to the Kentucky Supreme Court.