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September 2016 Archives

Custody specifics in Kentucky

Divorce may happen all over the country, and throughout the world, but where the process takes place can greatly affect the aftermath of the split. This is especially true when it comes to child custody agreements. The State of Kentucky, like all states, has state-specific laws that determine how custody is distributed in custody agreements.

Your divorce lawyer should work to save your business

Divorce is notorious for being a difficult, emotionally draining process, but for business owners it can be even more devastating. Especially if the divorcing spouses did not have a prenuptial agreement, the division of assets within the business often mean the end of the business altogether. In many cases, this leaves not only the divorcing couple in dire straights, but also the company's employees. If you are in a divorce, and your business's survival is in jeopardy, you need to seriously consider who is going to represent you in the process.

What to expect from a first DUI offense in Kentucky

No one plans to drive over the legal limit, but sometimes it happens. Laws can vary from state to state, it is important to educate yourself on your state's drunk driving laws so you can make informed choices in the event of a DUI charge. In Kentucky, driving with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of more than 0.08 is enough to elicit a DUI (driving under the influence). For minors, the BAC limit is 0.02, and for commercial drivers it is 0.04. If you find yourself facing charges related to DUI, this is what you can expect for a first offense.

Kentucky to review decades-old divorce law

Since 1943, Kentuckians who have been deemed mentally incompetent have not been allowed to divorce their spouses, but all that could change soon. Kentucky's highest court is hearing a case that may overturn more than 70 years of legal precedent. Until the law is overturned, Kentucky will remain one of 10 states that prohibits the mentally incompetent from obtaining a divorce.