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Failing to pay child support could result in serious penalties

When parents negotiate a child custody agreement, they generally must also determine a child support agreement. After all, both parents are responsible for supporting their children.

The child support arrangement usually depends on the financial need of the custodial parent and the financial ability of the other parent to pay. However, what happens if the paying parent does not pay what they agree to in the child support agreement?

How do drug schedules impact penalties?

The country as a whole may be making strides to legalize marijuana, but marijuana and other drug charges still carry a large stigma and significant penalties with them here in Kentucky.

Movements to legalize marijuana could be facing such pushback because marijuana is a Schedule I drug. But what does that mean, exactly?

Report: Kentucky teen drivers face a higher risk of fatality

It is only natural for parents to feel nervous when their teen gets behind the wheel for the first time. After all, the road can be a dangerous place for all drivers.

Parents already have enough to worry about when it comes to their kids, but a report from earlier this year might be another cause for alarm for both Kentucky parents and teens.

What will happen to your marital home during divorce?

It would be nice if dreams and intentions always worked out. Of course, as you and many other Kentucky residents undoubtedly know, many dreams and the best of intentions do not always have the outcomes you anticipated or desired. In your case, you may have thought that you and your spouse would stay married and live in your ideal marital home for the rest of your lives. Now, you are facing divorce.

As part of your divorce case, you may be thinking about what to do with that once-perfect marital home. You and your soon-to-be ex-spouse may have spent weeks or months looking for the perfect home after you tied the knot, and you could not have been more excited when you found it. Instead of excitement, you may now feel dread about what will happen to it.

What are the penalties of an underage DUI in Kentucky?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 10 American teenagers report that they have driven while under the influence of alcohol.

This might be an alarming statistic to hear for both teenagers and their parents, but underage drinking is more common than many would like to think. And it often only increases the risk of an underage DUI.

The holidays and your custody schedule: Making it work

Getting used to parenting and life after divorce can be a challenge, especially when the holidays roll around.

Thinking about dividing time with the children during this time of year can be stressful. So, here are some tips to help parents manage complex family situations during the holidays.

What are mandatory minimum sentences?

When individuals are facing drug charges, their first concern is often how the penalties will affect their lives. Will they face jail time or have to pay expensive fines?

The answers to these questions often change depending on the situation. However, individuals should know that many drug crimes are governed by mandatory minimum sentencing laws.

Tips for drivers on the most dangerous travel days of the year

This Thanksgiving holiday, more than 54 million people will travel to see loved ones. This can lead to busy roads and frustrating traffic, but also a high risk of accidents.

With Thanksgiving being one of the most traveled holidays of the year, Kentucky drivers must take great care to prepare themselves if they will be on the road this holiday season. So, here are some essential tips to help drivers stay safe.

When could the charges against you be dismissed?

Facing criminal charges can be both frightening and overwhelming. From the arrest to the hearing, individuals often feel lost in the criminal justice system.

So, the more Kentuckians know, the more options they may be able to take advantage of to protect their rights and futures when facing these circumstances. It is important to understand the process of a criminal case, including the situations that could lead their charges to be dismissed.

Gray divorce can significantly impact your finances

Nowadays, more older couples are divorcing.

According to the Pew Research Center, the rate of divorce among couples over 50 has doubled since the 1990s. While each couple has their own reasons for divorcing, almost every couple who pursues a divorce after the age of 50 could face significant financial repercussions.

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