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Subsequent divorces may come with a unique set of challenges

If you are going through the end of a marriage, you may be facing a variety of difficult decisions. Since the outcome of your divorce will likely have a substantial impact on your life, even if only temporarily, you may wish to cover every crucial aspect associated with the process when preparing for negotiations.

If this isn't the first time you have been through a similar life change, you may feel that your previous experience will prove helpful during what comes next. However, this might not always be the case, as there are some issues to address that might be unique to a subsequent divorce.

Unique issues

While understanding the issues that may arise during a second or third divorce could prove vital to preparing for the subsequent process, it can also be a challenging task. Some of the issues you may encounter might include the following:

  • Kids from different marriages: If you have children from different marriages, reaching an acceptable parenting plan could prove somewhat complex. In addition, any existing custody agreements from a previous marriage could also influence the process.
  • Visitation with step-kids: During marriage, you might develop a healthy relationship with a stepchild, and addressing issues pertaining to visitation with stepchildren could prove vital.
  • Growing pool of assets: As you age, your pool of assets may only continue to grow, and the presence of additional assets could make the subsequent process more complex.
  • Previous arrangements: Financial arrangements from a previous marriage, such as alimony or child support agreements, could also have an impact on your current situation.
  • Emotional concerns: Divorce can be an emotional process, and any feelings you might experience may only increase in magnitude with a second or third experience.

With a variety of factors to address during a potentially stressful period, you could be feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the process and in need of guidance.

Guidance for what comes next

Going through the end of a marriage can be stressful under any circumstance. If you are facing a similar life change, it could be in your best interests to seek guidance from someone with intricate knowledge of Kentucky state divorce and child custody laws early in the process. This type of guidance could help you better prepare to pursue the most favorable outcome achievable during legal proceedings and help you enter a new chapter in life with piece of mind.

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