10 life events or other changes that can mean you need to update your documents this year.

1. Have you had a child? 2. Have you gotten married? 3. Have you gotten divorced? 4. Has your child turned 18? 5. Do you need to change who you want to be responsible for your child if die before the child turns 18? 6. Did you change who you wanted to be in charge … Continue reading 10 life events or other changes that can mean you need to update your documents this year.

Why don’t people report rape?

Despite the #MeToo movement and awareness that more women, and men, have been raped then the public has always been told, why don’t women and men come forward? This is just my opinion, but I believe it is because most women don’t want to admit they have been violated and that we, as women, have … Continue reading Why don’t people report rape?

The 6th Circuit Judges gave us something to be Thankful for.

Update on Eric Conn cases: On November 21, 2018, a panel of Federal Appeals Court Judges for the Sixth Circuit ruled that the process that the Social Security Administration used to cut off benefits from former clients of Eric Conn is unconstitutional and flawed. Per Ned Pillersdorf, the man who has become the face of … Continue reading The 6th Circuit Judges gave us something to be Thankful for.

On being a lawyer and a small business owner

Everyday I juggle the demands of being a small business owner and an attorney; some days that means paying bills at 6 am or meeting clients on the weekends. It is a juggling act that I have been performing for 13 years and it actually means that I work hard to achieve a work-life balance. … Continue reading On being a lawyer and a small business owner

Why you shouldn’t practice bankruptcy law (a post for attorneys)

In full disclosure, as I’m about to tell you why you shouldn’t dabble in Bankruptcy Court, I do handle bankruptcy cases and a variety of areas of law, but I don’t dabble in it, it makes up a large part of my practice and has for the last twelve years. This is not going to … Continue reading Why you shouldn’t practice bankruptcy law (a post for attorneys)

A snap shot in time from April 2015: Same-sex Marriage in Kentucky, Sooner or Later?

Same-sex Marriage in Kentucky, Sooner or Later? The question isn’t whether or not same-sex marriage will be legal in Kentucky; the question is when it will be legal in Kentucky. At this point, Kentucky has the opportunity to be a trailblazer with regard to the legalization of same-sex marriage. To date, fifty-five percent of the … Continue reading A snap shot in time from April 2015: Same-sex Marriage in Kentucky, Sooner or Later?

4 years since the filing of the Kentucky marriage equality cases

On this day four years ago, July 26, 2013, Fauver Law Office, which was Dawn Elliott and Shannon Fauver, filed the case, Bourke v. Beshear, which started Kentucky on the path to the U.S. Supreme Court and a ruling on marriage equality. When we filed the case, we were told that we could not win, … Continue reading 4 years since the filing of the Kentucky marriage equality cases

Two years since Marriage Equality became the law of the land

On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the same right to marry as opposite-sex couples and the world has changed forever. Obergefell v. Hodges Looking back, on June 26, 2003, the US Supreme Court ruled in Lawrence v. Texas that no one could be charged with a crime for … Continue reading Two years since Marriage Equality became the law of the land

The importance of your vote this election

Last year, 2015, only a fraction of Kentuckians voted and we elected a Governor without a mandate from the people as less than half the people in the Commonwealth of Kentucky voted. This election cycle, we in Kentucky, and in the rest of the country, are voting for everything from who will hear your traffic … Continue reading The importance of your vote this election

Metal detectors at JCPS?

Metal Detectors in JCPS? Last week, I met with Dr. Raisor, the Chief Operations Officer for JCPS to discuss the possibility of putting metal detectors/magnetometers in all JCPS middle and high schools. It was a productive first meeting, and there will be more. There are many people working on this issue including but not limited to Scott Drabenstadt, … Continue reading Metal detectors at JCPS?