Q: What do I need to do to press charges on family for slandering my name
You don't press charges. Slander is considered an intentional tort. That means it's a civil matter. You could consult with a Kentucky attorney who handles defamation cases. But keep in mind that these types of cases are generally not handled on a contingency like personal injury cases. That means you could pay hourly fees out-of-pocket, instead of pay-only-if-you-win arrangement. Ask an attorney what you stand to gain from such a case and what it would cost you in the end. That could help you make a decision on where you want to go with this. Good luck
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