Adoption, foster care reform committee has initial meeting

By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – A new committee created as part of the adoption and foster care reform legislation passed in the spring met for the first time on Monday. The committee selected co-chairman – Sen. Julie Raque Adams and Rep. David Meade – by acclamation. Meade, who was instrumental in [...]

By |2018-09-10T14:27:38+00:00September 10th, 2018|adoption info, Lawyer, news|0 Comments

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

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

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

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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