Undue Influence is when someone pressures another in such a way that the person being influenced is not acting by their own free will; they are being coerced into taking a certain action. Undue influence often arises when a friend or family member falls ill. For example, mom has been … [Read more...] about What is Undue Influence?
We have all heard the horror stories of someone badly injured in a car wreck by a person with minimal insurance or none at all. As the victim’s medical bills mount, the negligent party’s state minimum insurance policy is quickly exhausted leaving the victim on the hook for the balance. To avoid this … [Read more...] about UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED MOTORISTS
By: Dustin Humphrey How do you prepare for the future? Do you need a will or a trust? There are so many options these days it can often become overwhelming. Our team at Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson and Humphrey wants to provide you with a basic breakdown between these two common … [Read more...] about WILLS VS. TRUSTS: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
Kentucky drivers are required by law to carry car insurance, and to meet the state requirements, drivers must have at least bodily injury liability insurance and property damage insurance. Kentucky law requires these coverage types at the following minimums: $25,000 for bodily injury, per … [Read more...] about KENTUCKY NO-FAULT LAW (AND WHAT IT MEANS IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED)
Entering into a contract with a minor can be a tricky proposition. According to our state legislators and relevant statutes, for a person to be considered an adult in the state of Kentucky, they must be 18 years of age. Therefore, under these statutes, persons 18 years or older are competent to … [Read more...] about ENTERING INTO BINDING CONTRACTS WITH MINORS
Whether a property owner can be held liable for injuries inflicted by their animals while on their property depends on quite a few factors, including who was injured, (a friend, family member, child, farm worker, or trespassing persons), what animals caused the injury (cow, dog, horse), how the … [Read more...] about Can an Owner of Livestock Be Held Liable for Injuries Their Animals Cause on the Farm?
Most of us have heard of Defamation or Slander or used the words, but people don’t know legal nuances of what these words mean. There are varying types of defamation and slander that differ from one another. Merriam-Webster defines defamation as “the act of communicating false statements about … [Read more...] about Defamation, what is it?
One of the greatest concerns for the elderly our law firm serve is the possibility of needing long term care. Two-thirds of seniors will need care at some point in their life and many have not planned for it. It is an emotional and unpleasant topic to broach, but helping those we serve to plan … [Read more...] about An Overview of Long-Term Care Options
We plan to go on vacation. We plan to have dinner with friends. But when it comes to planning for how we will be taken care of as we advance in age, many of us prefer not to think about it, believing it will somehow all work out. Unfortunately, when it comes to long term care … [Read more...] about The Importance of Planning Ahead