Want to know why most people hire an attorney when they want a divorce? (Insert good lawyer joke here). The popular answer is because they want somebody to fight for them and protect their interests. While a good attorney will do that for you, there is a bit more to it.

Divorce is a complicated process full of legal jargon like “AB INITIO”, “PRO SE/PROPER PERSON”, and “QDRO”. Little mistakes can have big consequences. While I would never recommend somebody go through a divorce solo, I do think educating yourself on the process and terminology can alleviate some of the stress.

Here are some free resources for you:

Kentucky Divorce Laws

Divorce Terms and Definitions

How is Child Support Calculated?

How Are Assets Divided?

How is Alimony Determined?