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Premarital cohabitation could be linked to divorce

The vast majority of Americans in Kentucky and across the country think that it is a good idea to live together before marriage. However, one study indicates that couples who move in together before getting married may be at a higher risk for divorce. Various studies in the past have indicated that couples who live together before marrying may be more likely to divorce, but some social scientists have speculated that the effect may decrease over time as premarital cohabitation becomes more socially accepted. However, this study indicates that people who lived together may actually be more likely to face marital difficulties.

How having more money could make a divorce more likely

When couples in Kentucky have similar credit scores, their relationship may also be more likely to last. This was one of the findings of research by the Federal Reserve Board. People with higher credit scores are also less likely to leave committed relationships. However, money can be a worry for many couples. A SunTrust Bank survey found 35 percent of respondents said it was the main issue in their marriage, and attorneys report that wealthier couples could be more likely to divorce.

Study suggests certain occupations may increase divorce risk

It's not unusual for stress related to work to be a factor that contributes to the end of a marriage in Kentucky. However, there's new research suggesting that certain occupations may result in workplace situations more likely to adversely affect marriages. A previous study on relationships and the availability of possible partners of the opposite sex found that men living in communities with higher populations of women were more likely to have shorter marriages. The more recent study focuses on gender ratios where people spend most of their day: at work.

Tips for older adults going through divorce

A 2012 study done by researchers in Kentucky found that divorce for people 50 and older had doubled since 1990, and researchers say several factors may account for this. Rising longevity, a shift in expectations about marital satisfaction and women's increased economic independence all play a part. Since second or third marriage are more than twice as likely to end in divorce, this may also be a factor.

Reasons to consider a prenuptial agreement

Soon-to-be spouses in Kentucky might want to consider getting a prenuptial agreement, particularly if they are part of a blended family, are marrying for a second time or own a business. A prenuptial agreement can protect a business owner from losing or having to share the business with an ex-spouse in the case of divorce.

Lawyers say more millennials want prenups

Millennials in Kentucky who are getting married may want to get a prenuptial agreement. The number of prenups has significantly increased over the past 20 years, but according to a survey by the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers, there has been a more recent increase in prenups among millennials.

Co-parenting successfully after a divorce

Kentucky parents who have to co-parent with their ex-partner may find that navigating the relationship can be very difficult, even for co-parents who have a friendly relationship with their ex. Co-parents have to practice emotional maturity in order to deal with different styles of parenting that may directly conflict with their own or with the jealousy they may feel if the other parent enters a new romantic relationship with someone else. For parents who are wondering whether they can co-parent with their ex successfully, there are some steps they can take to improve their chances.

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