Facts about Marsy’s Law

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Jessie Balmert, jbalmert@enquirer.comPublished 2:10 p.m. ET Oct. 9, 2017 | Updated 10:31 a.m. ET Nov. 2, 2017 COLUMBUS – Issue 1, also known as Marsy’s Law, seems like a slam dunk. After all, who would vote against a crime victims’ bill of rights? “Supporting victims of crime is something that we all can agree on because it is about doing the right … Read More

What is ‘Marsy’s Law’ on Kentucky ballot?

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Marsy’s Law will be on the ballot in a couple of weeks and you should know more about it before you sign on the dotted line. All versions of Marsy’s Law on the ballot this year would make it a state constitutional right for people directly harmed by a crime to request and receive notification when the alleged perpetrator is … Read More

Adoption, foster care reform committee has initial meeting

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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 moving the adoption foster care … Read More

House Bill 528 a KY First of it’s Kind

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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 a shared parenting starting point … Read More

Law firms in Walmart?

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It’s true. I suppose you can’t be surprised to see this, but it is nice to see people finding new ways to getting their legal needs met. Law firms are already inside some US Wal-Marts “When Evan Kaine, a personal injury attorney in Atlanta read a story in the May 2016 issue of the ABA Journal about Axess Law opening up … Read More

What happens when…

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same sex marriage

Same sex marriages are being legalized in almost every state as the opposition dwindles. An interesting question has since come up: What happens if a former spouse that is receiving spousal support is now cohabitating with a same sex partner? In the past, the law was usually pretty cut and dry that if you were cohabitating with a person of the opposite … Read More

Do I really need a Divorce Attorney?

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Divorce attorney

I get asked this question all of the time by potential clients seeking advice about a divorce. I usually hear “my spouse and I agree on everything, I’m not sure I need an attorney”.  Even if your divorce is friendly and you’ve reached a mutual agreement with your spouse about property and/or custody, obtaining help from an attorney is often … Read More

Do I Really Need an Attorney?

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By Melissa Doss I get asked this question all of the time by potential clients seeking advice about a divorce. I usually hear “my spouse and I agree on everything, I’m not sure I need an attorney”. Even if your divorce is friendly and you’ve reached a mutual agreement with your spouse about property and/or custody, obtaining help from an … Read More

Child Support in Kentucky: An Overview

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Kentucky Child Support

By Melissa H. Doss, Attorney Child support can be a confusing topic. However, under Kentucky law, both parents have a duty to support their child or children, and both have a right to expect the other parent to assist with support. Child support is a payment made by a noncustodial parent for the care of his or her child. The Kentucky … Read More

New Connecticut divorce law offers few real benefits

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A new Connecticut law that went into effect Oct. 1 offers residents an opportunity to part ways with their spouses expeditiously without the red tape that can tie up divorces for months. The new law is called the Nonadversarial Dissolution of Marriage and offers two simplified ways spouses can obtain a divorce. With one process, those who are eligible can … Read More