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Should Probate Be Avoided?

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A common question from people planning their wills or estates is should they try to avoid probate. It might be seen as a goal that can simplify the process of transferring assets to heirs after someone passes away and can potentially save time and money. So what is probate? Probate is the legal process… Read More »

Can You Write Your Own Will?

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A handwritten or “holographic” will might be valid in some cases, but will cause you tremendous problems in other cases. The legality and validity of a self-written will can vary based on the jurisdiction you are in. It is important to understand the requirements in your specific location. If you do, your handwriting will… Read More »

Common Estate Planning Mistakes or Misconceptions

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Estate planning can be complex. Often times individuals have these misconceptions or misunderstandings that lead to mistakes down the road.

Is there a right time to prepare a Will?

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There is no right or perfect time to prepare a last will and testament will, but there may be factors such as you have assets or property, or you have specific wishes that you want to ensure are addressed upon your death. While it’s difficult to pinpoint an exact age or circumstance when preparing… Read More »

Do you need a financial Medicaid planning trust?

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Deciding whether to prepare a trust is a complex and very personal decision that depends on various individual factors such as healthcare needs, financial situation and long-term goals. Some considerations to help you determine if preparing an asset protection trust is appropriate for you are: Remember, this is not exhaustive guidance, and seeking advice… Read More »

Changes in the Law

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July is when changes to many laws often go into effect. In the last few years there have been significant changes to several areas of law we work in. We practice quite a bit in the area of wills, trusts and estates. Kentucky laws for power of attorney and wills changed recently, which changed… Read More »

Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Law Changes

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Effective July 14, 2018, Kentucky began operating under different workers’ compensation laws. If you suffered an injury at work and have a potential workers’ compensation claim, these changes likely affect everything from how the dollar amount of your benefit is calculated to how the insurance companies can limit your medical treatment. The changes might… Read More »

EEOC Inquiry vs Charge

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or “EEOC” is the federal agency charged with investigating complaints of, among other things, discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion and disability. In order to file a lawsuit under federal law, an employee must first file a “charge” with the EEOC within fairly short time limits…. Read More »

Wrongful Termination and the First Amendment - Rosenbaum Thompson

The First Amendment and Employment

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Can You Be Fired for Voicing Your Opinion on Social Policy, Politics, or Religion? Citing the First Amendment as a defense for saying whatever you want, whenever you want, is a common occurrence in the United States. And for good reason – the First Amendment to the United States Constitution clearly states that there… Read More »

Wrongful Termination in Kentucky - Rosesnbaum Thompson

3 Things You Should Know About Wrongful Termination in Kentucky

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Being fired, no matter the reason, is typically an unpleasant experience. But more than just uncomfortable and upsetting, being let go from your place of employment could even be illegal when the firing constitutes wrongful termination. Before you start building your case against your employer,¬†or¬†deciding that your firing was legal, consider these five things… Read More »

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