5 Reasons You Should Create a Last Will

Melissa DossWills

family and last will and testament

Here is a good article from RocketLawyer on why you should have a Last Will and Testament. 5 Reasons You Should Create a Last Will Although Wills and estate planning laws do vary state to state, one rule holds true: if you don’t have a Last Will and Testament, the Government makes one for you. That means your assets and … Read More

The Truth About Domestic Adoption

Melissa Dossadoption info

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An adoptive mother dispels common myths about domestic adoption. by Eliza Newlin Carney When Katie and Jeffrey Davis set out to adopt a baby domestically, everyone close to the couple assumed they were in for an excruciatingly long wait. As it turned out, the Davises, who live in Baltimore, Maryland, were matched with a birth mother less than a month … Read More

Free Divorce Resources

Melissa DossDivorce

Free Divorce Resources

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 … Read More

Who gets custody?

Melissa DossCustody, Divorce

father custody

Have you ever heard that mothers always get custody of children in a divorce? It wasn’t to long ago that this was, for the most part, true. Most courts automatically presumed the mother was best suited to take care of their children. Most states no longer honor that presumption, however. (In fact, some states have passed laws stating that there is … Read More

Ten Things You Should Know About Divorce

Melissa DossDivorce

Divorce lawyer

Here are ten very real things to think about when considering a divorce. This article was written by Lina Guillen, Attorney. The whole article can be found here: http://bit.ly/1HKipTI These ten tips will help you ensure you have the right expectations to make your divorce as successful as possible. by Lina Guillen, Attorney When a marriage ends, spouses and their children … Read More

5 Things to Know (and Do) Before You Adopt

Melissa Dossadoption info

adoption

This article was originally published on Adoption.NET by Executive Writer Kathy Brodsky. It has some very useful information, tips, and common vocabulary that you should know when you are considering adoption. The original article can be found here: http://bit.ly/1nzlKSU   Choosing to adopt is a big and exciting decision. You most likely have a medical vocabulary and are knowledgeable of fertility treatments. … Read More

Do I really need a Divorce Attorney?

Melissa Dossnews

Divorce attorney

I get asked this question all of the time by potential clients seeking advice about a divorce. I usually hear “my spouse and I agree on everything, I’m not sure I need an attorney”.  Even if your divorce is friendly and you’ve reached a mutual agreement with your spouse about property and/or custody, obtaining help from an attorney is often … Read More

Do I Really Need an Attorney?

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By Melissa Doss I get asked this question all of the time by potential clients seeking advice about a divorce. I usually hear “my spouse and I agree on everything, I’m not sure I need an attorney”. Even if your divorce is friendly and you’ve reached a mutual agreement with your spouse about property and/or custody, obtaining help from an … Read More

Child Support in Kentucky: An Overview

Melissa Dossnews

Kentucky Child Support

By Melissa H. Doss, Attorney Child support can be a confusing topic. However, under Kentucky law, both parents have a duty to support their child or children, and both have a right to expect the other parent to assist with support. Child support is a payment made by a noncustodial parent for the care of his or her child. The Kentucky … Read More