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Kentucky Questions & Answers

Q: The lawyer I contacted about my personal injury matter said he worked on a contingent fee basis. What does this mean?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

Contingency fees are very common in personal injury cases, and can range anywhere from 25%-40% of total funds collected depending on a variety of factors. A higher percentage may be justified for a more complex case or a case where fault is questionable.

A contingency fee means that the lawyer's fee is contingent, or depends, upon a successful outcome in the case. In a contingency fee arrangement, the lawyer is taking on risk by advancing case expenses and working with no money or...
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Q: My son & a friend co-signed lease on an apartment. The friends moved out. Is my son responsible for monthly rent alone?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017

Your son can manage another tenant/mate to share its rent or if he can afford should pay full. In case he finds another he is advised to make a formal agreement to rent to be witnessed by landlord.
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Q: If I'm on the deed of my parents property as rights of survivorship in Kentucky, do I also have to be on the mortgage?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Nov 5, 2017

Not if the lender didn’t require it
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Q: i live in ky and own a duplex, my renters lease ends on 10/31/17 and they are having the utilities out of their name on

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Answered on Oct 28, 2017

As per lease they are authorized to utilize it and cannot be switched off by owner.
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Q: I live in South Carolina. Summoned to appear in Louisville KY as respondent to a Interpersonal Protec

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Oct 26, 2017

You should not miss the court. Find out and contact pro bono Attorneys of your local jurisdiction who will definitely help you out.
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Q: Is it better to file bankruptcy or let a trailer go back

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Kentucky on
Answered on Oct 24, 2017

Trailers are the very worst way to purchase a home. It is almost always better to let the trailer go back and to purchase a home which increases in value over time. A Trailer always depreciates in value. If it is all you can afford I understand it. But the payment is rent and eventually it falls apart.
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Q: Can I still file bankruptcy if my ex wife's name is on the mortgage and deed to? She said she doesn't want it

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Kentucky on
Answered on Oct 23, 2017

Yes, you can file bankruptcy even if your ex-wife is on the deed and mortgage. Of course, you have to qualify to file and your bankruptcy would not get rid of any obligation your ex may have on the property. She would have to file her own bankruptcy if that was an issue. See a bankruptcy lawyer in your area to review your options. Hope it works out. Good luck!
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Q: Does he legally still have a foot to stand on after all this time?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Oct 23, 2017

You can file a termination of parental rights and adoption. Contact a local attorney to discuss the details and come up with a plan to move forward.
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Q: If a buyer backs out after a home inspection , do they have to share that inspection report as proof of reason?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Oct 21, 2017

Your contract of sale will give you guidance as to that answer.
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Q: If husband was given a gun, and he wills it to his wife, can the giftor reclaim the gun bc gift was solely for him?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Kentucky on
Answered on Oct 18, 2017

If the gift was made without conditions then it is the gift taker's property from that point forward and he can do with it whatever he wants, including giving it to someone else regardless of how the original gift giver feels about that.

Any 'conditions' (eg -0- this is for YOU only and you can't give or sell it to anyone else) would need to be in writing, and done at the time of the gift and be accepted as conditions by the person the gift was given to.

The fact that this was...
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Q: I have Asperger's syndrome. I recently got an in training service dog I live with my mother who says I cannot keep her

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Answered on Oct 15, 2017

Your mother knows well how to manage her home. If she agrees to, keeping in view your disability and need of a service dog, make a separate enclosure for your dog or have to opt either dog or mother. Without thrusting your options, better discuss with her.
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Q: Do I have to go to court for bankruptcy

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Kentucky on
Answered on Oct 14, 2017

If you are the debtor, you will have to attend the 341 meeting of creditors. The meeting will be conducted by the Trustee. In a chapter 13 you may have to attend the confirmation hearing of your plan.
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Q: My under age kid was hanging out with his cousin on our property driving an ATV

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Answered on Oct 9, 2017

Her health insurance should pay. However you should notify your homeowners of the claim, and be guided by what they tell you.
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Q: Does bankruptcy discharge maintenance obligations?

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Divorce for Kentucky on
Answered on Oct 9, 2017

Domestic support obligation are not discharged
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Q: Can I get an online uncontested divorce in Kentucky if the other party is out of state?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Answered on Oct 6, 2017

Yes, fill out, sign and print
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Q: I have been divorced for almost 4 years..my exs has since remarried..we have been court close to 100 times..my exs loves

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Oct 5, 2017

Your question needs a bit more elaboration. Best is to consult your Attorney or seek free legal aid from local Bar.
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Q: Can I make my soon to be ex wife move since she is not on the deed or paying the mortgage?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Answered on Oct 4, 2017

You can file a motion for temporary exclusive possession of the property. You should contact a local attorney where your case is pending.
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Q: Is it legal to sell vintage (1960's) pulp/sleaze/erotica paperbacks & trading cards online from Kentucky?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Entertainment / Sports and Internet Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Sep 27, 2017

This is most likely alright. If you legally acquired the paperbacks and trading cards, you are free to resell them. The first sale doctrine allows people to resell what the purchase without restriction from the copyright or trademark owner. Although, if they are adult materials, you cannot sell them to minors.
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Q: Husband isnt on my insurance but was in a minor accident. I didn't know he had my car and nor did I give him permission

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Answered on Sep 22, 2017

If you say he had no permission they won't cover and it's a mess. If you say he had permission they may cover if he wasn't a regular user, unless he was specifically excluded.

Also if he wasn't excluded hopefully you listed him in the application as a driver living in the household.
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Q: My husband left me last December. Moved in with a woman in Kentucky. Our divorce is not final He is building a new home

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Answered on Sep 20, 2017

You should contact a local family law attorney in your county asap. There is a possibility that you could be held liable for debts incurred by your husband while you are still married. You may want to consider filing for divorce to try and protect yourself.
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