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Power of Attorney – be sure to get it right!

A couple of days ago I wrote about a special needs trust mechanism provided for by law. While it primarily is an estate planning tool, it certainly falls into the realm of family law as well. Today’s post is about … Continue reading

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Child Support and Emancipation

Ordinarily, child support is ONLY modified if one party files a motion. And there is only a presumption of changing the child support if the new financial circumstances would cause a change of 15% increase or decrease in the amount paid. However, a recent Court of Appeals case, Seay v. Seay, 2012-CA-001786 (July 5th 2013) highlights one even that mandates a review of the child support regardless. The change can only date back to the date the motion was filed…. Continue reading

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Help is available for foreclosures

Since financial matters impact families so profoundly, and none more than the threat of losing one’s house, I encourage you to take a look at this post on my Kentucky Bankruptcy blog if this is a stress facing your home.

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The Cabinet for Health & Family Services encounter a limit on their authority

The Cabinet can no longer base a finding of abuse or neglect merely on refusal to sign a plan and parents should not cave to the threat of legal action for mere refusal to sign. Instead, “the risk of harm must be more than a mere theoretical possibility, but an actual and reasonable potential for harm.” Make no mistake: I want parents to be held accountable and for the Cabinet to be able to keep children safe from abuse and neglect, but they cannot have unchecked power and discretion in pursuing their mandates. Parents do have rights in this country. Continue reading

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Originally posted on Kentucky Bankruptcy Law:
First, a shout out to Ben Carter, a former classmate of mine and one fine presenter with a flair for fashion. Thanks Ben for helping make sense out of foreclosure mayhem. So much has…

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Bankruptcy is also just a beginning

I know, not terribly original of me, but I realized some similarities in how folks looked a bankruptcy as an end just as many look as divorce as an end. So, I wrote a post entitled “Bankruptcy: Just the beginning” … Continue reading

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Domestic Support Obligations and Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy of an ex-spouse after the entry of a divorce decree (the dissolution of a marriage) can have substantial implications of obligations owed by that ex-spouse to you.  I’ve written a post regarding domestic support obligations in Chapter 7 as compared … Continue reading

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Need debt relief? Beware of advertised debt solution centers

Check out this post at Kentucky Bankruptcy Law to avoid being ripped off. Continue reading

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Improving Child Protection in Kentucky (Moment of Silence) postscript:

I followed up regarding my concerns, posted here, about Representative Stan Lee’s sweeping and innaccurate portrayal of ALL the family court judges in Fayette County being against ALL of HB 151. I have confirmed from a very knowledgeable and reliable … Continue reading

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