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How will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affect you?

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 [...]

By |2018-06-11T18:48:35+00:00June 11th, 2018|Divorce, Lawyer, modifications|0 Comments

What is Lasting Power of Attorney?

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” [...]

By |2018-04-25T15:44:08+00:00April 25th, 2018|guardianship, Lawyer, modifications, Wills|0 Comments

Summer break is approaching!

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 [...]

By |2018-04-25T15:29:15+00:00April 25th, 2018|Custody, Divorce|0 Comments

Before You Use DIY Legal Sites, Consider These Risks

I get a lot of people that ask me to review legal documents that they have purchased online or borrowed from a friend. I almost always find areas for improvement or subject matter that is just plain wrong. I came across this article on Entrepreneur.com an had to share it. By Autumn Gentry and Keith Dennen [...]

By |2018-03-15T17:41:53+00:00March 15th, 2018|Lawyer, modifications, Opinion, Uncategorized|0 Comments

6 Things to do Before Filing for Divorce

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 [...]

By |2018-02-19T18:44:23+00:00February 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Social Media’s Impact on Divorce

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 [...]

By |2018-02-19T18:35:14+00:00February 19th, 2018|Divorce|0 Comments

Is a Prenup Right For You?

Did you know that Prenuptial Agreements were not enforced in Kentucky prior to 1990? The courts maintained that Prenuptial Agreements promoted divorce. Thankfully times have changed and prenuptial agreements are very common in today's marriages. Once thought of as the "get out of jail free cards" of the married world, these commonplace agreements are used [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:37:28+00:00January 15th, 2018|Divorce, Lawyer, Partnership agreement|0 Comments

How much does it cost to adopt?

While some private adoption agencies charge for the approval process, training and evaluation, the states social services foster and adoption services are free. In some cases, a fee may be required for a physical evaluation. Regardless of agency, according to adopt.ky.gov, In Kentucky, "there are 8,084 ​children in out of home care with an average [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:50:53+00:00December 19th, 2017|adoption info, Custody, guardianship, Lawyer|0 Comments
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