So you think you may have to file bankruptcy? 8 things you need to know

This time of year seems to be “bankruptcy season” as many people file for relief from their creditors when they get their taxes filed. In light of that, these are some tips, generally and not specific legal advice, to get you started. 1. For a person, there is generally two types of bankruptcy you can … Continue reading So you think you may have to file bankruptcy? 8 things you need to know

Four Things to Do for the Beginning of the Year, from an attorney.

Four Things to do for the beginning of the Year, from an attorney 1. Update your Will, if you have gotten married, divorced, had anyone in your Will become and adult or pass away; 2. Update your Living Will also know as your Health Care Surrogate, just think, If you got divorced, do you want … Continue reading Four Things to Do for the Beginning of the Year, from an attorney.

What do you mean I have to pay my attorney for time not in Court?

The biggest complaint, which I am aware of, for clients, is that they don’t understand what exactly they are paying for when they hire attorneys. This is for clients that are billed by the hour, not a percentage of the settlement (what will be addressed in a different post). When a client signs an hourly … Continue reading What do you mean I have to pay my attorney for time not in Court?

Why do I practice public interest law?

            From Yale Law: “A public interest law firm is a private, for-profit association of lawyers, like any other private law firm. Public interest law firms are distinguished from other private firms in that their primary mission is to assist underrepresented people or causes, rather than to make money.” So, full disclosure, most of what … Continue reading Why do I practice public interest law?

What if I want to file bankruptcy and own my own business?

Generally, anytime you run a business you should have it incorporated, to make it a separate legally entity (if you have questions about that, let me know) and so in theory, it is protected if you file bankruptcy personally. If the business is doing fine, and is incorporated, you can file a personal bankruptcy which … Continue reading What if I want to file bankruptcy and own my own business?

Proposed legislation in Kentucky as of March 17, 2019 (not listed are Bills already sent to the Governor)

HB18 LAW ENFORCEMENT SHOOTING INVESTIGATIONS (SCOTT A) Create new sections of KRS Chapter 15A to provide definitions and establish an Officer Shooting Review Board to investigate any shooting of an individual by a law enforcement officer or officers or any deadly incident involving law enforcement; set requirements for board members; provide duties of the board; … Continue reading Proposed legislation in Kentucky as of March 17, 2019 (not listed are Bills already sent to the Governor)

Proposed legislation in Kentucky as of 3/11/19

Proposed Legislation as of 3/11/19 (Kentucky) HB18 LAW ENFORCEMENT SHOOTING INVESTIGATIONS (SCOTT A) Create new sections of KRS Chapter 15A to provide definitions and establish an Officer Shooting Review Board to investigate any shooting of an individual by a law enforcement officer or officers or any deadly incident involving law enforcement; set requirements for board … Continue reading Proposed legislation in Kentucky as of 3/11/19

Kentucky Legislative update as of February 18, 2019

Bill Information HB18 LAW ENFORCEMENT SHOOTING INVESTIGATIONS (SCOTT A) Create new sections of KRS Chapter 15A to provide definitions and establish an Officer Shooting Review Board to investigate any shooting of an individual by a law enforcement officer or officers or any deadly incident involving law enforcement; set requirements for board members; provide duties of … Continue reading Kentucky Legislative update as of February 18, 2019