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January 2017 Archives

Do you need an estate plan?

Many people in Elizabethtown and much of the surrounding area may not think they have much need for estate planning. They may believe they should have a will, but beyond that, they think they are fine. But an estate plan can and should do more than just contain a will that transfers property after your death. An estate plan should take a comprehensive look at your future and help you plan for both the unexpected and inevitable.

Is divorce right for me?

Many married couples in Kentucky who are experiencing turmoil and conflict in their relationships find themselves ready to call it quits and file for divorce. There may be plenty of reasons why some of those people decide to do so and why some do not. If your marriage is on the rocks, you may find yourself ready to separate from your partner. A careful deliberation of feelings and the situation is necessary to ensure that the decision to divorce is not rushed. If you are not sure if you want to stay married to your spouse, you should take some time to learn if divorce is the right thing for you to do.

Bankruptcy may be the only way out

When you have debt that has risen to a level where you have to make choices between paying for your housing or your food, you know you need to take action. For many in Kentucky, the first thought would be to find another job with better pay. Or maybe work a second job.

Traffic stop often leads to more charges

A recent traffic stop of a Kentucky man provides a cautionary tale of how a simple traffic offense can expand to a great number of charges. The man was facing 16 charges, from traffic violations and misdemeanors to seven felonies. The charges included speeding, open container, DUI second offense, seatbelt violation, lack of insurance, driving on a DUI suspended license, resisting arrest, wanton endangerment (three counts), identity theft and evading police.

How a parenting plan can help after your divorce

If you have children and you are working on a divorce, you know one of the most difficult aspects of that divorce will be developing a parenting plan. In Kentucky, a parenting plan will control the custody and visitation rights of your children, and a thoughtful and carefully constructed parenting plan can help build the structure your "new" family will have to work with after the divorce is final.