House Bill 528 a KY First of it’s Kind

Melissa Dossadoption info, Custody, Divorce, Lawyer, news, Partnership agreement

Jason Griffith, Opinion contributor for Cincinnati.com provided an insightful piece on this new legislation that took affect this month titled “Opinion: Black fathers benefit from Ky.’s new joint custody law“. House Bill 582 makes Kentucky the first state to have a shared parenting from the beginning. On July 14, Kentucky became the first state with a shared parenting starting point … Read More

House Bill 528 took affect this month

Melissa DossCustody, Divorce, Lawyer

House Bill 528, signed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin in April, states that there will a presumption that joint parenting and equally shared custody is in the best interest of the child. If one of the parties involved believes custody should be different form that, they will have to prove it. Manda Barger and Chris Yu from Channel 6 break … Read More

New child-custody law lets Ky. children win with shared parenting

Melissa DossDivorce

BY MATT HALE – Original article  April 12, 2017 04:50 PM Monday, Gov. Matt Bevin signed a revised law affecting temporary child-custody orders — the starting point for divorces. Kentucky’s House and Senate unanimously approved the law, which creates a presumption of joint custody and equal parenting time. The new law, House Bill 492, answers many Kentucky children’s prayers. The Easter … Read More

How will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affect you?

Melissa DossDivorce, Lawyer, modifications

IRS overhaul throws divorce calculations into turmoil BY KATE ROCKWOOD – original article here In the often messy financial negotiations that are part of divorce, one rule has always been clear across state lines for 75 years: Alimony was deductible for the payer, and the recipient paid income tax on it. Now, President Donald Trump’s tax code overhaul has thrown … Read More

What is Lasting Power of Attorney?

Melissa Dossguardianship, Lawyer, modifications, Wills

You may not realize it, but a Lasting Power of Attorney is probably as important a document as a Will. What’s a Lasting Power of Attorney? A Durable Power of Attorney is a legal document that authorizes one person to act on behalf of another person in financial and legal matters. It is called “Durable” because it remains valid after … Read More

Summer break is approaching!

Melissa DossCustody, Divorce

If you are recently divorced with children, here is a review of the Kentucky Court guidelines for time sharing as the 2018 school year comes to an end. The full document can be found HERE. The following schedules are suggested as guidelines for the parents and the court establishing time-sharing/visitation schedules. Each case will present unique facts or circumstances which … Read More

Divorcing your Business Partner

Melissa DossDivorce, Lawyer

When people get married, they always hope for ‘happily ever after,’ the sad fact is that 52 percent of all first marriages and 70 percent of second and third marriages end in divorce. Divorce is difficult for everybody involved. When one or both spouses own a business, the process can be that much worse. Your business is your baby. You … Read More

6 Things to do Before Filing for Divorce

Melissa DossUncategorized

By Lisa Helfend Meyer The original posting can be found on the Huffington Post website here. Make no mistake about it, divorce is hard. Even if you and your spouse expect to have an amicable dissolution, the emotional and financial challenges that come with divorce can make it one of the most difficult things you’ll ever go through in your … Read More

Social Media’s Impact on Divorce

Melissa DossDivorce

There are over 2.1 billion smart phone users. There are over 2.2 billion Facebook users. It’s not hard to imagine the number of people snapping pictures of their kids, games, dates, family, pets, or other personal information on social media. People considering divorce should use caution. In a divorce case social media can provide evidence that can be used against one … Read More