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Kentucky divorce rate may have many considering child custody

It is common for most people to know someone who has gotten divorced. In fact, many Kentucky residents may be facing divorce themselves. If they have children, they may worry about making child custody decisions, and dealing with the substantial changes that may come along with making such choices. However, for many, ending a marriage may be the best move for the circumstances.

For individuals in Kentucky, the statewide divorced population is approximately 13 percent. While that may not seem like a lot, it still makes up a considerable amount of the population. In particular, Lawrenceburg stands as the city with the highest divorced population in the state. This statistic shows a 22.2 percent divorced population for the area. 

Details on how many of those divorced couples had children were not given in the report. However, it was mentioned that ending a marriage can have considerable impacts on children, and some kids may face issues that follow them for the rest of their lives. Therefore, parents will undoubtedly want to do their best to ensure that they do not make the situation unnecessarily difficult, especially on the children.

If Kentucky residents feel that moving forward with divorce could be in their best interests, they may wish to find out more information on the process itself and their child custody options. Because coming to custody terms can often prove difficult, understanding the available arrangements may be beneficial. Concerned individuals may also wish to enlist the assistance of knowledgeable family law attorneys who may be able to provide specific insight and advice throughout the process.

Source: USA Today, "Broken hearts: The divorce capital of every state", John Harrington and Cheyenne Buckingham, Feb. 2, 2018

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