Don’t forget to update your will

Melissa Dossmodifications, Wills

Many people are afraid to face their own mortality but that shouldn’t be an excuse to put off getting a will. Consider this, who would you rather decide custody of your children should something unthinkable happen to you: you or the government? Obviously you want to determine custody. I believe you will feel the same about the division of your … Read More

What is Family Court like?

Melissa Dossadoption info, Custody, Divorce, Lawyer, Opinion, Wills

I get asked all the time what family court is like? Does it feel like a criminal court? Can I plead the fifth? Guilty or not guilty? Family court in Kentucky is different than other courts and uses a case management system. It’s focused on one family, one judge, and one court. According to Ky.gov, “Family Court is involved in … Read More

Common Questions About Estate Planning

Melissa DossLawyer, Wills

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I think Estate Planning is often one of the most overlooked necessities. We always seem to come up with higher priority items like college savings plans, retirement plans, what kind of coffee to get on the way to work. Well, it’s important. That’s why I am sharing a great resource from the folks over at Edward Jones. It’s just about … Read More

What is “Power of Attorney”

Melissa DossWills

Maintaining our ability to make sound decisions is something we would all like to think we’ll be able to do forever. The truth however is that their are numerous situations where it would be helpful to have somebody there to make decisions for us that are in our best interest. For instance, if you are out of the country, incapacitated, hospitalized, etc., Power … Read More

Prince demonstrates why a will is important

Melissa DossWills

Prince official 1999 video

This article demonstrates why having a will is so important! His rumored lack of estate planning is going to be leaving a nightmare for his family. Prince’s apparent lack of planning may cost his estate Kelley Holland | @KKelleyHolland As an artist, Prince was fiercely protective of his music. “If you don’t own your masters, your master owns you,” he said … Read More

Getting a Will: Six Common Questions

Melissa DossWills

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By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD Let’s assume that you’ll live to a ripe old age and die peacefully in your sleep. Or not. And if not, isn’t it time to think about getting your will done? It’s one of those tasks that many people tend to put off, for obvious reasons. But at least one responsible parent is on the case: A … Read More

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