Nov 20, 2020

Family Law

Shacking Up

Americans are marrying later in life and less often, and the number of divorces is on the decline according to Statista.Com.  This trend is very noticeable in my practice.  I regularly meet men and women with problems resulting from living with their romantic partner without getting married.  This can create legal nightmares. Owning property.  If […]

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. There are generally two types of POAs used for estate planning, a medical POA and a financial POA.  […]

Nov 16, 2020

Criminal Defense

What Do I Do If Pulled Over?

One of the most common questions asked of criminal defense attorneys is ‘what should I do if I am pulled over?’ If an officer turns on his emergency lights behind you, safely pull over to the side of the road and place your hands on the steering wheel. Wait for the officer to approach your […]

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 9, 2020

Family Law

Custody Rights

How do legal custody rights come about?  How does it differ from physical custody?  What is joint or sole custody?  What is shared parenting?  These are some of the most common questions that people ask a family lawyer. Custody is a legal right or responsibility that parents have over their children.  Every married couple has […]

How can I avoid Probate, and do I really need to?

People often think of Probate as a horrible process that needs to be avoided at all costs.  That’s not always the case.  Sometimes people may want the protection of the Probate Court to ensure their estate is handled properly.  We know who is going to cause problems after we die.  Sometimes the Probate Court can […]

Nov 4, 2020

Legal Corner

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 […]

Nov 2, 2020

Family Law

Let’s talk about coparenting

Coparenting is hard, especially after divorce.  It amazes me when I see parents actively choosing to behave in ways that negatively impact their children.  Here are what I believe to be the most common coparenting mistakes that negatively affect children: Children usually love both of their parents and believe they are protecting them, loving them, […]

Oct 28, 2020

Criminal Defense

Supreme Court case could have lasting impact on the fourth amendment

An upcoming Supreme Court case could have a lasting impact on the rights of people in Kentucky. The case, Torres v. Madrid, deals with the issue of when a person is considered to be seized under the Fourth Amendment when he or she is fleeing from the police. Background of the case Police officers in […]

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