Family Law

October 5, 2017
Divorce Attorney

Child Tax Exemptions In KY

In Kentucky, once a couple has divorced, who can claim the child for tax purposes is determined by IRS standards. However, if a parent can prove that awarding them the exemption contrary to IRS standards will actually benefit the child, the trial court can award it to the non-eligible parent.
March 15, 2017
House Bill 427 Kentucky

House Bill 427

Current Kentucky law requires a married couple to be separated for 60 days before they can file for divorce. The proposed law, House Bill 427, would require couples to be separated for 180 days. In addition, every couple with children would have to have a hearing to prove the marriage is irretrievably broken. If a judge thinks they can work it out, the couple could be ordered to counseling.
May 26, 2015
Legal represenation in KY

What To Do With Social Media If Involved In A Case

It is difficult to know all the ways that social media can negatively affect your case, whether it is for an injury you suffered or to determine custody and visitation of your child. With that in mind it is best to always use judgment on what you post online and stop using social media until your lawsuit has concluded in KY.
May 5, 2015
Non-parent custody lawyer

Non-Parent Custody In KY

To gain legal custody rights, a non-parent must show that the parent is unfit, which is often difficult to do. The non-parent must prove one of the following: that the parent is unsuitable and harmful to the child; has signed an agreement to surrender custody; OR that the parent is otherwise unqualified to claim custody.
April 16, 2015
Visitation lawyer Danville KY

Visitation in KY

Visitation or time-sharing refers to the time a parent spends with the child. Generally all parents are entitled to reasonable visitation. This is because all parents have a constitutional right to care for and control their children.
March 26, 2015
Social Media and My KY litigation

Can Social Media Hurt My Case?

Social media posts can negatively affect basically all times of litigation, including personal injury cases, like auto accidents or wrongful death claims; criminal defense cases; and family law cases, like divorce or custody disputes.
March 20, 2015
Custody Attorneys in Danville KY

Custody In Kentucky

Custody in Kentucky is used to mean a variety of things in Kentucky Courts, and can refer several different types of “custody.” If you have questions about what type of custody you have or need to file for a change in custody contact a custody attorney at Hurst & Hurst Law at (859) 209-2101.
July 7, 2014
Family law attorney kentucky

EPO v. DVO In KY

In Kentucky, victims of domestic violence have two means by which to protect themselves from reoccurring violence—an Emergency Protective Order (EPO) and a Domestic Violence Order (DVO).
March 6, 2014
Money and wedding ring to represent alimony in KY

Alimony In Kentucky, AKA Maintenance

Kentucky calls alimony in divorce cases, maintenance. Maintenance is controlled by KRS 403.200 and requires a spouse to prove several factors to receive maintenance or alimony in a divorce proceeding.