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  • My son got unemployment than works for a week didnt work out and called his name in again and got unemployment again.

    He thought that if they took his information and paid him again then it must be okay. He owed $10,000 has paid $5,000 and will pay the rest with income tax this year. THey are now saying something about a civil suit and wants all the money now. W...

    Donald’s Answer

    I would expect a criminal prosecution, not civil.

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  • I cashed out my 401k to save my home. How will this affect me?

    I didn't have much in savings only 3,000 but it was enough to keep our home. My husband lost his job and it saved us until he got back to work. How will this affect me come tax season? Thanks?

    Donald’s Answer

    You need to find out the answer to this and possible alternatives before you cash out the 401(k). Talk to your tax preparer.

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  • Is it true that a police officer cannot secure a search warrant based on the testimony of a juvenile

    my little brother stole my laptop and admitted to it but ha gave the police the location and they said they cannot get a warrent because it was based soley on evidence from a juvenile

    Donald’s Answer

    That's an interesting question on an issue I have not directly dealt with before. Juveniles can give testimony in court. Outside of court, their parents need to be there if the police want to do more than make an initial inquiry into whether a crime may have occurred. The police may have encountered a judge who is unwilling to issue a warrant based on information received from a juvenile.

    If someone has your property, then you can always bring a civil lawsuit and avoid the police altogether. The police only investigate criminal cases.

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  • Can an employer withhold final paycheck?

    I resigned from my position, and I agreed to stay on an 2 weeks (so 4 weeks total) to help with the transition . My employer took out a portion of my second to last paycheck claiming he did not take out enough taxes on my bonus pay. I did not re...

    Donald’s Answer

    If you earned the wages, the employer needs to pay you. This would also apply to accrued vacation. The courts are here to help resolve disputes.

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  • Why do i have to go to court at the end of my diverson

    i end my 3 year probation and nobody told me i had to go to court but being detailed i looked it up and found out i have a court date why

    Donald’s Answer

    The case may be reviewed that day to see if you complied with any payment of fines, court costs, restitution, etc.

    Better to go to court and address any remaining issues than to have the judge issue a bench warrant.

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  • I want to appeal a traffic judge who was out of control.

    Careless Op citation. Police lied. Judge yelled and cut me off, was rude, condesending and I didn't get to tell my side. He refuted my testimony as if he was there. Pros. did not ask me 1 question because judge himself was prosecuting me. I n...

    Donald’s Answer

    You have not actually asked a question. You are now looking at paying a lawyer more to try to get the case straightened out than you would have paid to get it done right the first time. Go to the court clerk's office, get a video copy of your hearing, and take it to a lawyer ASAP. The clock on your "appeal" is running...

    Expect to pay by the hour with a retainer up front, or a flat fee, before "a lawyer who's not afraid to confront the system" takes time from their other cases to work on yours.

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  • My soon to be ex as soon as i can find away to do this has been seperated for over a year and half and we both want a divorce.i

    i am moving out of the county and moving eastern ky. how long do i have to be resident of that county to file for divorce. there is no children or assets. i am not working at a steady job, that is the reason for the move to start a new life. my so...

    Donald’s Answer

    With the new court rules, you could file the divorce here and not have to go to court in Boone County to get the divorce finalized. Or you could contact a lawyer when you get to Bell County and have the money.

    Every attorney sets their own price. Some attorneys may work with you on payments. You should go with someone you are comfortable with who will get your case done as quickly as you are able to do your part.

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  • Does Kentucky have parenting time guidelines?

    If a parent does not allow visitation during such time can he/she be held accountable in a court of law?

    Donald’s Answer

    Visitation is either by agreement or court order. A person can be held "accountable" for violating a court order. There are parenting time guidelines. To find out how they might apply to your situation, you should speak to a lawyer who practices in this area of the law.

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  • My grandmother quick claim deeded her house to me one year ago

    My grandmother quick claim her house to me and my partner. It has been about 13 mths ago now my uncle has persuded her to sue us to get the house back. we went threw a lawyer and all was completly legal this is in the state of ky. What can happen?

    Donald’s Answer

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    Quit claim deeds are not hard for an attorney to prepare, so as long as you went through an attorney it may be quite difficult to find something wrong with the deed. My colleague mentioned some of the grounds by which the transfer could otherwise be challenged. Once a gift of property has been properly transferred and no surrounding circumstances allow the gift to be challenged, your grandmother is not going to be able to get it back.

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  • I am a single mom to my son, his father is not in our lives. If something should happen to me such as untimely death, how do I

    Go about appointing custody of my son to a friend rather than his grandparents or next of kin. I have an unhealthy relationship with my parents and would not want them raising my son. Do I need a will, power of attorney papers, etc.?

    Donald’s Answer

    You can express your wishes in a will, but it would be up to a court to determine who should raise your son. A "friend" is not a traditionally-favored person under the law. A follow-up question from an attorney might be what kind of rights you would be willing to give the friend now, and to what extent the friend uses those rights, that could help accomplish your goal in the event something happens to you.

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