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Nov 11, 2020

Legal Corner

Can We be Criminally Charged or Fined for Violating a Governor’s Order?

Kentucky, along with several other states, now requires citizens to wear masks and gloves at work and to encourage customers to wear masks.  The Order, issued by Eric Friedlander, the Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, reads as follows: “Businesses, organizations, and entities must ensure, to the greatest extent practicable, that their […]

Nov 4, 2020

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Constitutional Carry Law

On June 27, 2019 Kentucky passed a “Constitutional Carry” law.  Constitutional carry allows Kentucky residents of 21 years or older to carry a concealed weapon without a Carry Concealed Deadly Weapons (CCDW) permit. The name “Constitutional Carry” refers to the Second Amendment right of citizens of the United States of America to bear arms.  The […]

What is the Purpose of Probate?

By the time this article is published, our state will likely be coming out of isolation and reopening businesses.  Unfortunately, many people who have suffered the loss of a loved one will begin the process of managing the estate.  Part of this process involves filing a case for Probate.  In its basic form, Probate is […]

Mar 31, 2020

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What is the purpose of a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney, sometimes called a POA, is a document that allows another person to take action on your behalf. POAs are typically used for estate planning purposes but can also be used for other circumstances. Sometimes POAs become effective immediately and grant a wide range of powers. Other POAs only go into effect […]

Should I talk to Law Enforcement?

One of the most common questions encountered by Criminal Law Attorneys is, “Should I talk to law enforcement?” The question arises in multiple fact scenarios from being pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence to being contacted regarding witnessing an event. The most common answer to this question in many situations is simply, […]

Dec 12, 2019

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Getting Engaged? The Law Regarding Broken Engagements.

The holidays are upon us, and young hearts are dreaming of diamond rings under the tree.  Christmas and New Year’s Eve are some of the most common days to pop the question.  I don’t want to be the Grinch, but I thought it might be useful to discuss what happens if the engagement is broken. […]

Nov 7, 2019

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Do I Really Need a Will?

Yes!!  You really need a Will.  Now for the long explanation.  People often think a Will is unnecessary if their property if jointly titled and beneficiaries are named on accounts and policies.  Generally, this is correct, but what if both people die, or if there is no spouse, or you forgot to jointly title something? […]

Is Your Child committing a Felony?

Smartphones have not just revolutionized the way that humans share information and communicate with one another but have also changed the way teenagers romantically connect. Instead of spending long hours speaking on a land line, teens of today are more likely to flirt and arrange dates via text message or an app. Texting lacks the […]

Sep 8, 2019

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Collaborative Divorce: Separating Lives with Dignity.

Most of us have witnessed the dramatic implosion of a divorcing couple.  There are often threats of violence or financial ruin.  Children are used as pawns.  Reputations become ruined.  Through the traditional litigation approach, the parties place their lives and their dirty laundry before a Judge to determine their future.  The process is expensive, and […]

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