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Understanding Kentucky’s domestic violence laws

In Kentucky, domestic violence can be physical injury, assault or sexual abuse, or it could refer to causing fear of impending physical injury, if these acts occur between family members. As FindLaw explains, a family member means a spouse or former spouse, a relative, a person who is or has been in an “unmarried couple” relationship with the alleged abuser, a person who has a child with the alleged abuser, or any person who lives in the same household as the alleged abuser.

Why it is important to have a will

Many Kentucky residents have a Last Will and Testament specifying to whom they wish their various pieces of property to go when they die. Others put off drafting a will, preferring not to think about their own mortality. They may wish to reconsider, however, when they discover that if they die without having made a will, they will be considered to have died intestate. In such a case, Kentucky’s intestate succession laws will determine to whom their property goes, possibly resulting in distributions to people the decedent would not have desired receive any of his or her property.

How to tell your children about your upcoming divorce

If you and your spouse are considering a divorce, you are probably feeling a great deal of conflicting emotions right now. You might be angry at your spouse, sad the marriage is over and relieved at the chance of starting a new life. However, at Lonneman & McMahan PLLC, we understand how important it is for you and other Kentucky residents to also consider how a divorce will impact your children emotionally. Breaking the news of an impending divorce requires empathy and sensitivity.

Creditor collection calls and how to stop them

Kentucky residents who are in debt will likely have to suffer through the ever-persistent, ever-irritating creditor collection calls. These calls can get invasive and downright frightening in some cases, leaving the sufferer wishing for an out. Fortunately, there are ways to shake creditors off and escape from the threats, calls, and harassment.