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  • I need a divorce and don't have a lot of money, what should I do?

    I'm not sure how to handle the divorce when I don't have a lot of money, but my husband has money to pay for his lawyer..

    Donald’s Answer

    You should be able to use any income generated during the marriage to help pay for your lawyer, regardless of who earned it. Some people have help from family or friends, use credit cards or take a personal or 401(k) loan. Your case will be cheaper if it is worked out early rather than going to trial. A lawyer may have some flexibility if you are able to come up with their initial retainer.

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  • Can a registered sex offender in Ky(3rd degree) win custody of child?

    I have 2 more years to register. My daughter is 4 months old and she has changed my life. My girlfriend has never worked, and lives with her mother on welfare. They are always partying and I don't want my daughter raised in this environment. I don...

    Donald’s Answer

    Custody is either done by agreement or decided by the court. Your prior offense will be one of many factors the court will consider. You need a lawyer who will address this and makes sure the court hears about any other issues you have in the case. Since this involves your child, this may be the most important case you ever have. Make sure it gets done right the first time. You need to get your evidence on the record and keep out stuff that may factor against you. It can be very difficult to change something later if it is not done right the first time.

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  • Are there any Lawsuits against ?

    I was put on voltaren and after taking it for a month I was put in the hospital for esoghalgitis gastritis colitis and damage to my bowel. I was wanting to know if there were any lawsuits against the medicine for that. After I was released from th...

    Donald’s Answer

    Voltaren is in the news. You should speak to an attorney who can help you decide what steps need to be taken. You should not sleep on your rights. You need to protect them and document your possible claim.

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  • What Happens if you have 2 small children, what questions or things do I bring up regarding their future. Ex: healthcare exp.

    Also regarding being able to move and change school, Getting remarried and the children going on the new husbands insurance. How do we plan for their future? PLEASE HELP

    Donald’s Answer

    There are issues regarding custody, visitation, child support and other expenses, healthcare and uncovered expenses, moving with the children, etc. You should have an attorney to draft a comprehensive agreement. Subsequently the parents can always discuss and agree on what to do, but if you can't agree, it helps to have a written agreement that addresses the issue. Otherwise, you go back to court.

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  • Would it be logical to attend my initial hearing (I was just indicted) for posession of a sawed off shotgun without an attorney?

    Was told that I may have a bond set during this hearing and I am worried that if I pay the attorney that I won't have the money for the bond and then will end up sitting in jail anyway. Thought it would be best to attend this hearing alone and hir...

    Donald’s Answer

    An attorney can take a bond assignment for part or all of his fee. That way you can be out of jail working on your defense while your attorney is working for you. Don't wait to hire an attorney.

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  • My husband wants a divorce I have no job and a disabilaty will he pay alimony as well as child support?

    I have worked on and off throughout the marriage, I was diagnosed with RA 2 years after we were married. I cannot work now and am filing for disabilaty, which can take a long time.

    Donald’s Answer

    If you have a doctor telling you that you can do no work, that would be helpful to your claim for alimony (called maintenance in KY). There are several factor that a court would look at in determining maintenance (how much and how long). You should talk to an attorney about maintenance now and in the future. The court could also order him to pay some or all of your attorney fees. Look for an attorney who is identified as "Licensed in Kentucky." Most spouses do not willing pay maintenance. This issue may need to go to trial, and now is the time to make sure your case is done right. A maintenance award could cover your out-of-pocket cost of attorney fees even if he is not ordered to pay your attorney fees.

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  • My son was given a citation for open container in a motor vehicle and possion of alcohol by a minor. Should we hire a lawyer?

    He was pulled over for speeding on the interstate. He was given a sobriety test and passed it. He had an open container of beer in the car. He was given the citation # 00470 and 02124, and the officer had him call someone to drive him home sinc...

    Donald’s Answer

    Your son is fortunate that he was not intoxicated, however you should be concerned that if these offenses show up on his permanent record, it could have a negative impact when he looks for a job.

    You should hire an attorney who will do his or her best to get your son's record clean again. NOW is the time to take care of this, before something else unexpected happens that could impair his ability to get this matter off his record.

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  • How do I become administrator of my sons estate, in Kentucky, the only thing he has is the house in which I reside.

    He did not have a will, and I hve been left to make the house payments, which I have done for the past 8 years until I lost my job, now I want to sell the property since I can no longrt afford to keep it and give the funds (if any) after the is pa...

    Donald’s Answer

    The court appoints administrators for people who have died without a will. An attorney would need to consider what the deed says as well.

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  • What course of action should I take now? worker's comp.

    Was working for my employer for 10+ years. Production was increased the past few years which lead to a back injury. I'm currently on wmc and I was terminated from my 2nd job because my family leave expired which I took because of the injures incur...

    Donald’s Answer

    I've had the issue come up where physical restrictions prevent a worker from doing one of two jobs. That should be part of your workers' comp claim.

    Also regarding the case manager, you could ask your doctor to keep her in the waiting area and not talk to her after your appointment.

    Use the Find a Lawyer function at this site.

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  • Is it tampering with evidence for throwing a joint roach in the toilet

    I was caught by probation smoking and had the roach in my hand as we walked by bathroom it was burning me i threw in toilet and immediately let my probation officer know i threw it in. Later another cop was called in who was not present at the tim...

    Donald’s Answer

    KRS § 524.100. Tampering with physical evidence

    (1) A person is guilty of tampering with physical evidence when, believing that an official proceeding is pending or may be instituted, he:

    (a) Destroys, mutilates, conceals, removes or alters physical evidence which he believes is about to be produced or used in the official proceeding with intent to impair its verity or availability in the official proceeding; or

    (b) Fabricates any physical evidence with intent that it be introduced in the official proceeding or offers any physical evidence, knowing it to be fabricated or altered.

    (2) Tampering with physical evidence is a Class D felony.

    History. Effective: January 1, 1975

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