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June 2017 Archives

Woman saved from intoxicated driving during flood

The recent flooding in Elizabethtown almost claimed a number of victims, including a mother and her young daughter, after their vehicle was swept away while she tried to cross a flooded area. Fortunately, some members of the community saw the incident and called police, who were able to rescue the family. However, when firefighters arrived they noticed signs that the woman was intoxicated, further complicating the situation.

Do you qualify for alimony payments under Kentucky law?

During your marriage, you probably became used to a certain level of financial comfort. You and your spouse probably shared resources if you both worked even though one of you made more money. You may have opted to stay home with the children, so your household relied solely on your spouse's income. Either of these circumstances worked during the marriage, but now that you face a divorce, you wonder how you will support yourself.

Elizabethtown man faces 20 years in prison for fifth DUI

An Elizabethtown man may face up to 20 years in prison after a Hardin Circuit Court jury sentenced him for his fifth DUI conviction in eight years. The sentence clearly reflects the community's attitude toward those who repeatedly get behind the wheel after drinking, and the message is hard to miss.

Protecting inheritances in divorce

When you set about negotiating a fair division of property in divorce, you may worry that your inheritance is in danger of getting divided like the rest of your property. Fortunately, inheritances generally enjoy an extra layer of protection from property division, but there some important exceptions to consider.

Why would I use a postnuptial agreement?

Postnuptial agreements have gained popularity in recent years, as their cousin, the prenuptial agreement, has come back into public favor. But what exactly is a postnuptial agreement, and how can it help you? Postnuptial agreements do not have all the strength of a prenuptial agreement, but can still lay out ground rules for how property is divided, which can greatly alleviate tension in a marriage.

Why would I insure my child support payments?

As a parent, it can be difficult to know how to responsibly care for your children during and after a divorce. The process can be draining on your time, resources and mental bandwidth, making it very difficult to remain on top of every aspect of the process. One key piece of preparation when it comes to making sure that your family has what they need even if your circumstances change is to insure your child support payments.