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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: What are the laws on a Speedy Trial in Kentucky?

I have had my trial continued 2 times and it's been drawn out for 2 years. I feel like my right to a speedy trial is being ignored.

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert
answered on Jan 1, 2023

The right to speedy trial is within 180 days if you’re being held on another case. If you only have one case and you agree to continuances then you’re right to speedy trial is not invoked. You need to talk to your attorney. On circuit court trials they typically take 1 to 3 years. Covid has not... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can an employer make me bring in a paper saying i’m Covid positive

I took an at home covid test which came back positive, can my employer require me to go to the doctor for proof on paper that I am positive. This is for unpaid quarantine

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Sep 22, 2021

This kind of problem is under laws that are specific to each state, and different. This could be an invasion of your privacy or violate some other local requirement. However, it could be a reasonable requirement from the employer to determine whether your absence was excusable for HR purposed..... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: How do i get my daughtert and her family to leave my home. They refuse to pay rent.

My nearly 40 yr old daughter and her family moved in when they were evicted, and it was supposed to be temp. They do not pay rent and have totally trashed our house. We need them out of here as the stress is unbearable. Her husband smirked at us and said we couldnt evict them due to covid. Surely... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 1, 2021

Covid protections for evictions have expired. You can evict them now most anywhere in Kentucky. Simply go to your district court snd file a petition to evict. Also, if you ever catch them all gone from your home at the same time, simply set their belongings on the curb, change the locks and you... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: I am on probation and they want me to come in but im scared due to covid until I get vaccination. Do I have any say so?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 23, 2021

No. If you don’t go in, they’ll likely violate you for absconding. Best to go in snd see what they want.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Can my ex wife making me pay her lawyer over a motion on modification of Child support.

My ex wife and I have been divorced 2013 now our oldest Son is 19 will be out of school in May. My ex wife is trying to get me to keep paying for child support on him and try to say he’s Whole dependent. He has autism is very high functioning. Last year I found out he was not attending aftercare... View More

Paul Ylvisaker
Paul Ylvisaker
answered on Jan 4, 2021

She can request attorney’s fees and costs and the court can awasrd them. However such requests and orders are usually based on malfeasance by one party or the other. Income disparity can be a factor,

Child supoort can be awarded for a child beyond emancipation, but the standard is very...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Hi, I was renting an apartment about 2yrs ago and cleaning before moving in I fell down the stairs broke my back

I hired attorneys, I hadn't heard from them in a couple months so I called to see what was going on and I was then told they had tried to contact me an had to drop my case because they couldn't reach me for discovery. They had the correct phone number & address, they had came to my... View More

Robert Edward Blau
Robert Edward Blau
answered on Dec 29, 2020

On what date and year did the accident happen? Generally, in Kentucky you only have one year from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. Please let me know the answer to my question so I can further advise you.


Robert Blau

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can my employer fire me for not going back to work to my non-essential job during covid-19?

I am a receptionist for a privately owned dental office. I have been laid off for a couple weeks. The doctor has been going in by himself to treat emergencies only. He just got approved for the PPP loan and tells us today (Friday) that all his staff have to come back to work Monday or they will be... View More

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Apr 22, 2020

This is a tough situation. It sounds like your employer is a small employer (employs 50 or less employees). If that is the case, then the job protections set forth in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act may not apply to you. However, you may be protected under the Americans with... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is it legal to fire an employee during this Covid-19 crisis without any previous problems or write ups

On Thursday morning the staff had a meeting with the owners and we told thst starting Monday they would be shutdown until the 30th and they would go fro there he came back from lunch and they fired him The only reasons he gave was thst my husband had said something about the owners and that he... View More

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
answered on Mar 25, 2020

Kentucky is an at-will state. Therefore, as an employee, your husband can generally be fired for any reason at any time. There are very few exceptions. The COVID-19 crisis, alone, does not prevent an employer from being able to terminate an employee. You should contact an employment law... View More

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