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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

Effects of separation on kids

in the United States, and most of the Western Civilization, more than 90 percent of people marry. Healthy marriages are good for couples’ mental and physical health and also good for children. Growing up in a happy home decreases the likelihood of mental, physical, educational and social problems. Unfortunately, about 40 to 50 percent of married [...]

By |2017-11-09T19:16:35+00:00November 9th, 2017|Divorce, Lawyer, Partnership agreement|0 Comments

The Advantages of Adoption

Adoption affects the child, the birth parents and the adoptive families. It has become a blessing for thousands of families each year. More and more, women are choosing adoption. They understand the benefits of adoption and want what is best for their child. Because of open adoption, relationships can be ongoing between these women and [...]

By |2017-10-24T15:28:41+00:00October 24th, 2017|adoption info, Lawyer|0 Comments

Don’t forget to update your will

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 [...]

By |2017-10-18T15:42:28+00:00October 18th, 2017|modifications, Wills|0 Comments

What is Family Court like?

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, [...]

By |2017-09-13T18:43:20+00:00September 13th, 2017|adoption info, Custody, Divorce, Lawyer, Opinion, Wills|0 Comments
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