By: Dustin Humphrey The United States Supreme Court has not yet ruled on the constitutionality of state laws restricting gay marriage, but it probably won’t be long until it will. Two weeks ago, a federal appeals court put a stop to the momentum of pro-gay marriage rulings. The loss was the … [Read more...] about In the News: Kentucky’s Ban on Gay Marriage Deemed Constitutional
By: Terry Bennett On November 11 of each year we thank all of our brave men and women who have served in the Military Services. Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, which was the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an … [Read more...] about The History of Veterans Day
By: Terry Bennett Many parents and grandparents give their children and grandchildren gifts during the year. They may give them money for a down payment on a home, to buy a car or help them out in other ways. But when are these gifts of taxable importance? The attorneys at Skeeters, Bennett, … [Read more...] about When do you Pay Gift Taxes?
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
By: Terry Bennett Death isn’t a topic anyone enjoys talking about, but left without discussion, it can cause many unwanted ramifications for your relatives in addition to the already expected despair. Many people do not understand how seriously it can hurt their relatives if they die without a … [Read more...] about What Happens if I Die Without a Will?
Thinking of going to law school? You will be interested to read this. According to a recent article in the Louisville Courier-Journal, applications to Kentucky’s three law schools have declined since 2011, with the University of Louisville down 59 percent, the University of Kentucky down 39 … [Read more...] about Law School Applications Decline
By: Mike Pike I recently spoke with a person seeking representation for litigation in which family members were suing other family members over money and property issues. Unfortunately, the two sides of the family had gotten involved in a lawsuit against each other based on what I believe to be … [Read more...] about When to Reconsider a Lawsuit
By: Terry Bennett Cell phones are no longer the exception in society, but the norm. The increase of cell phone usage in addition to cell phone capabilities has caused new issues to rise in the case of the law. The attorneys at Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Pike want to make sure you stay … [Read more...] about In the News: Cell Phone Searches by the Police
By: Terry Bennett Ms. X used an online legal form service to write her own will. She inventoried all of her property and left everything she owed to her sister. She also stated that she left all the listed property to her brother if her sister died before her. There was no “residuary clause” in … [Read more...] about Do It Yourself Wills