Grandparents in Kentucky have rights to visit their grandchildren with exception. The Kentucky Legislature has recognized that when grandparents have a “significant and viable” relationship with their grandchild, visitation is likely in the child’s best interest. However, this does not mean that … [Read more...] about Grandparents’ Right to Visitation
Identity theft can happen to anyone, and it can happen a number of ways. In 2018, there were three million fraud cases in the United States and over four hundred thousand cases of identity theft. In the age of online purchases, online banking, and even virtual tax returns, the internet poses the … [Read more...] about Steps You Can Take to Prevent Identity Theft
When a family member passes, what happens to their debt? Everyone knows you can inherit real estate or personal property, but can you inherit debt? The usual answer is no, but, as with almost everything in the law, there can be instances where you find yourself dealing with the debt of a deceased … [Read more...] about Can You Inherit Debt?
Last will and testament with pen and glasses concept for legal document Probate is a court proceeding that may be necessary following an individual’s death and it is governed by each state’s law. Even if an individual has a will, the will must be probated through a court proceeding in the … [Read more...] about What is Probate?
Real estate agent with house model and keys It is important to know how each of your assets is owned. There are various ways to own property and the way it is owned may affect taxes, legal relationships and the transferability of the asset. Property owned by one person is called Sole … [Read more...] about VARIOUS WAYS TO OWN PROPERTY
Most of us are aware of the types of dogs considered “dangerous” or “vicious”. They include the larger muscular, beautiful, and yes, sometimes scary looking breeds: Pit Bull, Rottweiler, German Shepard, Doberman Pinscher (we will collectively call these dogs “Brutus”). While you will often hear from … [Read more...] about WHEN BRUTUS (OR FIFI) BITES!
The attorneys at Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Humphrey (SBW&H) are pleased to announce that, for the fifth consecutive year, attorney Dustin C. Humphrey has been selected to the 2020 Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star list. The honor is reserved for lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice, … [Read more...] about Dustin C. Humphrey selected as Rising Star for the fifth consecutive year
In divorce or child custody cases, often a judge must decide which parent shall have custody of minor children. I often have clients assert that since their child is a certain age, he or she can chose where to live. There seems to be a widely held belief in some specific age at which the child gets … [Read more...] about Can My Child Choose Which Parent to Live with?
Power of attorney A durable power of attorney (POA) is a legal document which can be used to choose who will manage your affairs should you become incapacitated for some reason. A power of attorney appoints an agent and then provides that agent with wide-ranging authority over your affairs. The … [Read more...] about What is a Power of Attorney and Why Should I Have One?