A successful marriage in Kentucky generally requires commitment from both parties. According to a study published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, there are four common reasons why people decide to end their marriages. The study asked 2,371 heterosexual individuals with an average age of 45 why they chose not to remain married. Of those who participated, 44% started divorce proceedings while 40% said that their former spouse opted for divorce. Roughly four out of 10 respondents said that they had a low level of conflict in their splits.
Since Kentucky is an equitable division state, marital assets are divided equitably as opposed to equally. There are several factors that go into determining how marital assets are split, which may include the length of the marriage as well as how much a given item is worth. If a spouse chose to stay at home during the marriage, his or her contributions to the household may be considered when determining how to divide joint property.
Divorce may be the only viable way forward, but it is not easy. It untangles the complexities of a shared life that includes kids, finances, property, and even an attic filled with boxes. It can be stressful and emotional with decisions that can impact your life for years to come.