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January 2017 Archives

The court can help you defend your rights as a grandparent

Grandparents are often an overlooked victim of divorce or acrimonious custody battles, leaving them without much or any opportunity to spend time with grandchildren whom they love. For many grandparents, their child's deteriorating relationship with the grandchild's other parent leaves them with little or no recourse for building or maintaining a strong bond with their grandchild. Fortunately for grandparents in the state of Kentucky, the law does make some provisions for grandparents' rights to a relationship with a grandchild.

Even no-fault divorces need legal guidance

Divorce has become such a common occurrence that the public seems to think it is a matter as simple two people deciding that they no longer want to be married. While that may be enough to justify the action because Kentucky does recognize no-fault divorce, simply calling it quits is not possible in the eyes of the law. Many people seem to fail to realize that a marriage is essentially a business merger in the eyes of the law. If you are considering a divorce, you will have to follow some very specific procedures to ensure that your relationship is able to end as cleanly in the legal sense as you hope it will personally.

Man faces many charges after alleged DUI accident

Any time you get behind the wheel, there is the possibility that you may be involved in an accident, even one that could end in tragedy. The likelihood of this only increases when there is alcohol involved. These harsh realities became all too real for several individuals in Louisville after a man careened through a stop sign and struck another vehicle, resulting in several fatalities.

Spousal maintenance is not quite a thing of the past

If you and your spouse have decided to divorce, you may be wondering if you will have to pay spousal maintenance, better known as alimony. Alimony has been the source of jokes and arguments for generations, and some say it is one of the biggest sources of contention when a marriage ends.

Will Kentucky legalize marijuana in 2017?

By now, most everyone has heard some pundit or another say something along the lines of "the big surprise winner of the November elections is actually marijuana!" It is true that, despite the majority of the news cycles focusing on the presidential race, several states voted to legalize the use of marijuana, either recreationally or for medical use.