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March 2017 Archives

When a child's custodial parent dies

If a Kentucky parent who has primary physical custody of a child dies, the other parent may apply for custody. If that parent is a father, paternity must have been established with either the father's name on the birth certificate or by an acknowledgment of paternity form signed by the father and filed with the court. If neither of these are in place, the father may have to establish paternity before beginning the process of seeking custody.

Medication side effects and DUI

Many people in Fort Mitchell are aware of the dangers of driving while intoxicated by alcohol, but many of them are not aware that the use of certain medications can lead to DUIs. The effects of some prescription drugs can make some vehicle operators just as lethal as inebriated motorists. Drivers must stay alert, responsive and mentally capable. Some prescription drugs have side effects that can interfere with the way people see, act and think. Some over-the-counter medications can cause similar reactions. People who plan to drive after taking their medications should learn about how their decisions may lead to DUI charges.

Prison sentences possible for deadbeat parents

Law at the federal level is designed to meet the needs of parents in Kentucky who are owed child support by people who have moved out of state. Known as the Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act, the law establishes that people willfully avoiding child support obligations can face prison sentences and be required to pay the outstanding balances owed to their children.

Family court ruling may not trump a bankruptcy court's order

When Kentucky couples decide to divorce, they should be aware of how a bankruptcy may affect their property division. A case that was decided by a federal bankruptcy court in Georgia demonstrates that family court orders that state property divisions are not subject to bankruptcy may not override a bankruptcy court's ruling.

5 reasons why you need a DUI lawyer

It is almost baseball season across the river, but it can feel as if there is always some sports venue going with one activity or another. And sadly, it is quite easy to drink too much when you are at a game or event and then get behind the wheel of your car. The penalties for a DUI/DWI are severe, no matter where the charges are from. Even for your first offense, it is a good idea to speak to an attorney. Here are five reasons:

Baby boomers still driving up divorce rate in Kentucky

During their youth, individuals in the Baby Boomer generation, who are currently between the ages of 51 and 69, had high divorce rates. This trend appears to be continuing as the rate of divorces for people who are at or over the age of 50 has doubled between 1990 and 2015 according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics.

How to focus on the children during divorce

March is often a peak month for couples to file for divorce. This is according to a study done by the University of Washington. For Kentucky parents, it is important that they make their divorce one that is focused on their children. This may meant that the summer months may be easiest for the kids because parents can spend more time helping them adjust.