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House Bill 528 a KY First of it’s Kind

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 [...]

House Bill 528 took affect this month

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 [...]

By |2018-07-20T17:37:03+00:00July 20th, 2018|Custody, Divorce, Lawyer|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |2018-06-11T18:53:06+00:00June 11th, 2018|Divorce|0 Comments

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
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