Should you have an attorney handle the closing when you purchase a property or refinance property you already own? There are some things you should know before answering this question. First, Kentucky does not require any type of certification, licensing, or training to handle a real estate … [Read more...] about Why Have a Real Estate Attorney Handle Your Closing?
Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Humphrey is pleased to welcome Ambrose “Abe” O’Bryan as our newest attorney. Abe is a veteran of the United States Navy and completed multiple combat deployments to the Persian Gulf. Mr. O’Bryan was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 2016 after graduating from the … [Read more...] about Welcome Ambrose “Abe” O’Bryan
In the early morning hours of a chilly January day, then 20-year-old Cameron was on his way to class with just a few short months left before completing school and receiving a certification he had worked hard for. He had a job offer waiting for him as soon as he graduated. He enjoyed artwork … [Read more...] about Cameron’s Story
Have you been involved in an auto accident? Here are some frequently asked questions that you should consider immediately following an accident: 1) Should I report this accident to my insurance carrier, even if the accident was not my fault? Yes, … [Read more...] about Top 10 Questions After An Auto Accident
In today’s society, stepparents often play an important role in the lives of children. Many couples with blended families chose to pursue stepparent adoption to create solid family bonds and ties. Under Kentucky law, an adoption … [Read more...] about The Joy of Step-Parent Adoption
Previously we reviewed the reasons why you should have an estate plan. The next thing we want to cover is the type of life events that may require an update of those documents. Big life events can be fun to celebrate, but did you know that some of these life events can actually cause a change in … [Read more...] about Reasons to Update Your Estate Planning Documents
If you are a real estate investor and frequently buy and sell real estate, you must know about §1031 exchanges. A transaction structured as a §1031 exchange can defer taxable gains on certain real estate sales. Sometimes referred to as like-kind exchanges, a §1031 exchange allows a person to sell … [Read more...] about Buy and Sell Real Estate? You Must Know About 1031 Exchanges
In general, an uncontested divorce is a better option than a contested divorce so long as there is not a disparity of power or abuse in the relationship. Uncontested divorce requires that both parties want a divorce and are also in agreement as to the resulting issues. Both parties must agree to the … [Read more...] about The Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce
What steps do you need to take? Write your business plan.Figure out funding for your business.Choose a business structure.Choose your business name.Register your business.Get federal and state tax IDs.Apply for licenses and permits.Open a business bank … [Read more...] about Is your New Year plan to finally start that new business?