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November 2016 Archives

What is the Standardized Field Sobriety Test?

With all of the technological advancements that have been made in the last 50 years, one might assume that law enforcement would long ago have retired the Standardized Field Sobriety Test. This has been in use throughout the country since the 1970s. While police have adopted many advancements into their work, the SFST is still a regular feature of a run-of-the-mill DUI stop.

Pursuing fathers' rights in Kentucky

Becoming a parent does not always happen in the way one might expect, but this does not mean that your rights as a parent are any less legitimate. For fathers in Kentucky, parental rights are well worth fighting for, but must be sought in specific ways to guarantee the highest likelihood of success.

Family court judge proposes slowing down Kentucky divorces

A Kentucky judge is taking action to defend the institution of marriage against the ones who most often oppose it — married couples seeking a divorce. The judge met with state lawmakers last week to urge them to consider placing some new restrictions on the pace at which a couple can obtain divorce in the state of Kentucky, noting in a statement that he believes divorce in the current era has become "a superhighway with no off-ramps and no speed limits."

How to talk to your children about your divorce

While a divorce can seriously change the life of both spouses, there may be no one more affected than children. According to the CDC, there are 3.2 divorces per 1,000 people in the population, highlighting the fact that divorce is something people deal with every day. With 50 percent of the population in Kentucky being married, over 13 percent of the population is also divorced, meaning the state was tied for the 7th most divorced state in the nation in 2014. Startling statistics like these show how prevalent divorce is and why it's so important to talk to your kids about divorce in the right way.