Kentuckiana Law Blog

How Long Does it Take to Get a Divorce?

It is quite common for clients to ask “how long does it take to get a divorce?” The answer depends upon a number of factors. Are there custody issues, do the parties agree on the distribution of assets, do the parties have interests in businesses that must be appraised, do pensions need to be valued? ...

How to Collect on a Judgement

In a collection case, if the Plaintiff wins, the court grants the Plaintiff what is known as a “judgment”. The judgment is simply the court’s determination of whether or not the Defendant owes the Plaintiff money. The judgment is step one in the collection process. The second step is how the Plaintiff will collect on ...

Leaving Minor Children While on Vacation?

You may not want to consider appointing an individual to consent to health care of your child in your absence. This can easily be done by a Health Care Consent or Power of Attorney document prepared by a knowledgeable attorney to ensure compliance with the statutes of your state. The Health Care Consent would grant ...

Bankruptcy: Filing in Indiana and Kentucky

The main difference between a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is that in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy the filer will typically not pay back any of the money he/she owes to their creditors. Conversely, in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy the filer will pay back a portion of the debt he/she owes to ...

REAL ESTATE: Quit Claim vs. Warranty Deed

A Deed is a document that conveys, or passes, real estate from one party to another. Whether you buy a home, inherit property from your parents or want to add your spouse to your home’s title, a deed is the written, legal document that transfers the title to the real estate. There are two types ...