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 estate-planning … [Read more...] about Wills vs. Trusts: What is the Difference?
As a property owner, it is important to understand the government’s power over that property and your legal rights as an owner. Eminent domain, often called condemnation, is generally identified as the power of the Commonwealth of Kentucky to take private property for a public use without the … [Read more...] about Eminent Domain: What Every Property Owner Should Know
By: Terry Bennett When most people consider estate planning, they usually think about what will happen after their death. Unfortunately, many underestimate the need to prepare for their risk of disability. While a will does not take effect until death, a General Durable Power of Attorney protects … [Read more...] about Preparing for the Risk of Disability
By: Terry Bennett Many people get confused when it comes to the differences between a will and trust (find the answer here). Before deciding if a trust is for you, we suggest asking yourself these three basic questions: 1. Do you have minor children? If the answer is yes, then a trust may be … [Read more...] about Do You Need a Trust?
By: Dustin Humphrey There’s no doubt social media has changed the way we communicate and interact during both working and leisure hours. While social media is wildly popular in part because it nurtures the spontaneous, individuals and businesses should think carefully about the messages they … [Read more...] about Social Media and the Law
By: David Wilson According to our state legislators, in order to be considered an adult in the state of Kentucky, one must be 18 years of age. Therefore, under this statutory provision, persons 18 years or older are competent to enter into binding contracts. But what ability does a person under … [Read more...] about Entering into Binding Contracts with Minors
With an intense hurricane season behind us and rainy, cold months before us, car buyers in Kentucky are cautioned to do their homework regarding flood-damaged vehicles. In the state of Kentucky, it is fairly easy to procure a “rebuilt title” for a flood-damaged car. This means that a car deemed a … [Read more...] about Buyer Beware: Flood-Damaged Cars in Kentucky
Are you considering filing a lawsuit for medical malpractice? On Monday, Oct. 30, a Kentucky judge struck down a recently enacted law that requires lawsuits for medical malpractice to be screened by a medical review panel before the case makes it to court. Normally, a lawsuit begins by an … [Read more...] about Medical Review Mayhem: What you need to know about filing for medical malpractice
By: Dustin Humphrey If you are a landowner, understanding the difference between a contract for deed and a regular mortgage sale is vital – especially in the state of Kentucky. Far too many times, our office sees clients that misunderstand a contract for deed, which can cost landowners quite a … [Read more...] about Q & A: Understanding Contract for Deed