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  • I'm wondering if a wrongful parole revocation falls under the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits in Kentucky?

    Subject was denied parole over a failed drug test, when specifically stated in Kentucky DOC policy and procedures that a drug test must go to a lab in order to be considered. The drug test was a stick test and was never sent to a lab. the subject...

    Donald’s Answer

    You seem to be mixing your legal concepts. What does a statute of limitations have to do with whether the Commonwealth followed the law or not? You are dealing with administrative regulations not personal injury. Your friend needs a lawyer to research and argue the law to the judge if the lawyer cannot get the Commonwealth to agree. Maybe if you friend is successful can you think about holding someone liable for wrongful parole revocation. Concentrate on getting the friend out of jail first.

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  • Will my wife’s niece be treated as our child in our divorce, as far as custody and child support, even though parental rights ha

    My wife and I live in Kentucky and were awarded, by the court, permanent custody of my wife’s niece in 2012, under the Kinship Care program. The child was removed due to neglect of the parents, my wife’s brother and the child’s mother. The paren...

    Donald’s Answer

    You probably only have temporary custody based on a dependency-neglect-abuse case. The divorce court may not even address the child. If you want permanent rights, you may have to file a new case. Since you are no longer going to be related to the niece by blood or marriage, you need to think about what you want your future involvement to be. Speak to a lawyer to know your rights and have your interests protected while there is still a clean slate and these issues have not been decided.

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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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