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What happens if you violate probation?

Receiving probation can be a huge relief for many people. It allows them to avoid jail time and remain with their loved ones. 

However, that relief can also come with a considerable amount of stress. The criminal charges might still weigh on an individual's shoulders, and they must take great care to ensure they adhere to the strict regulations of their probation. If they do not, they could risk having their probation revoked.

Will you get spousal support after your divorce?

Do you have concerns about what your divorce will do to your financial future? If so, you are not alone. Many people in Kentucky have serious concerns about how the end of their marriages will ultimately impact their long-term well-being and financial security. This may be especially true if you are the lesser-earning spouse. 

Perhaps you gave up your career to take care of your children, or maybe you work full time and simply earn less than your spouse. Regardless, you may have depended on your spouse's income each month. Divorce may mean the end of this, which could spell trouble for you unless you can secure spousal support. Before you move forward, you may want to learn more about how alimony works and which factors determine whether or not you will get it.

Paternity: Maintaining your legal parent-child relationship

When parents of a child are unmarried, it is common for them to run into a few legal obstacles if they choose to separate. Fathers usually are the ones who face the most challenges, since they are not considered the legal father of their child under Kentucky law if they were not married to the child's mother at the time of the birth. 

However, fathers can avoid many legal issues in these complex situations if they establish paternity.

E-warrants and portable blood tests: How could they impact DUIs?

Usually, Kentucky police must follow a specific process if they pull someone over under suspicion of drunk driving. This generally involves questioning the driver and asking them to participate in a field sobriety test. These tests evaluate an individual's reaction time, balance and vision. 

The point of field sobriety tests is to confirm the police's suspicion about drunk driving. However, advances in technology could change this process in Kentucky, and take advantage of implied consent laws. In fact, they already have in other states across the country.

What hazards cause dangerous slips and falls?

According to the National Safety Council, nearly nine million people are hospitalized with serious injuries after slips and falls every year.

That is why it is critical to spread awareness of all of the slip and fall hazards that individuals face as a result of another's negligence. So, what are some of the common causes of these injuries?

How do aggravating factors impact criminal charges?

Facing criminal assault charges can be an overwhelming and stressful situation. It can become even more so if one is charged with "aggravated assault."

We have all heard these terms on Kentucky news stories, but what factors cause criminal charges to become aggravated charges?

What unique issues do you face in divorce if you are pregnant?

Deciding to divorce can be a frightening and daunting decision. After all, not many people want to think about ending their marriage—especially if they are pregnant. 

This is a reality for many people. Going through a divorce is hard enough, and it can be difficult to manage when someone is expecting a baby. However, in many cases, pregnancy can make divorce even more complex. So, here are some essential things that Kentuckians must know in these situations.

When can you appeal a criminal conviction?

Under Kentucky law, someone convicted of a crime usually has the right to appeal their case. However, there are a few critical factors that individuals must consider if they wish to pursue an appeal.

Filing an appeal involves several complicated details and steps. One of the first steps involves determining the specific grounds on which individuals can file an appeal. Here is a brief overview of these reasons, so individuals facing a criminal conviction understand their options.

Parents: Safety tips if you have a new teen driver

As the new school year starts, students and parents alike are preparing. But one thing that parents might not be ready for is their newly certified teen driver getting themselves to school. 

Even if the school is nearby, teens face a significantly higher risk of being involved in a car accident than many other age groups. So, how can Kentucky parents help ensure their children are responsible and safe behind the wheel?

Do you know when it is not safe or legal to pass a vehicle?

When you jump in your car to get to a desired destination, you hope to get there without any major issues along the way. Of course, any number of factors could impede your journey, including road work, accidents or just slow drivers.

In some cases, you may not be able to do much to help yourself get to your end location more quickly. After all, getting stuck in traffic is often beyond your control. If you end up behind a slow-moving vehicle, you may be able to pass that vehicle in order to get on your way. However, one should carry out this action carefully and legally.

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