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Kentucky’s Child Support Guidelines: A Guide for Higher-Income Parents

Written By: Justin Whittaker There are two competing concerns when addressing child support payments when the parties involved collectively enjoy a high monthly income: the needs and lifestyle of the children, and whether a large calculation of child support would be a windfall to the custodial parent, offering no benefit at all to the children. … Read More »

Gun Trusts: Get Yours Before the Rules Change!

Written By: Scott R. Thomas If you want to own a suppressor (a silencer) or any firearm regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934 (“NFA”), you have to submit an application to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.   These items are serialized and the Bureau keeps track of who owns what.  You submit… Read More »

Your Employee Handbook: Answer Warehouse, Communication Tool, and Insurance Policy

Written By: Scott R. Thomas Do you get bombarded with questions from employees about the same topics, over and over again?  Are you plagued with situations where information given by one supervisor conflicts with that given by another supervisor?  Are you summoned to referee disputes between employees who claim that someone is being treated differently?… Read More »

One of Your Employees Makes a Sexual Harassment Complaint! Now, What?

Written By: Scott R. Thomas Few things have a more costly and damaging effect on all aspects of a business than a sexual harassment complaint.  Legal costs are incurred to respond to inquiries from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  If the matter is not resolved there, costs escalate as the matter proceeds to litigation.  Even… Read More »

The Three Best Ways to Stay Out of Court

Written By: Todd V. McMurtry Foreclosures, criminals and divorces combined with chronic understaffing have clogged the courts.  If you have not been involved in a lawsuit in the past ten years or so, you should count your blessings.  In my opinion, because many states are functionally insolvent, they have understaffed and underfunded their courts.  The… Read More »

Is Your Business at Risk for a Determination That Your Independent Contractors Are Actually Employees?

Written By: Scott R. Thomas You’ve built your business on the model that people doing work are independent contractors rather than employees.  Everything has been going fine until one day when you sit down at your desk to find a letter from a federal or state agency.  It might be the Internal Revenue Service, the… Read More »

Top Ten Things To Think About When Drafting A Non-Compete

Written By: Scott R. Thomas You started your business on a shoe-string but you’ve worked hard and built it up.  Now you’re at the point where you’re ready to take on other people to help shoulder the work.  You’ve interviewed several candidates you think have the potential to become true partners as you take your… Read More »

Your Commercial Tenant Stiffs You on the Rent. Now What?

Written By: Justin Whittaker What happens when your previously reliable commercial tenant stiffs you on the rent?  If you are a commercial landlord in Kentucky, you’ve likely had to grapple with this question.  If you are a commercial landlord who has not yet faced this issue, give it time; you’re up next.  All landlords have… Read More »

Has Your Practice Done a HIPAA Risk Analysis Lately? Indiana Provider Pays $750,000 Settlement for HIPAA Violations.

Written By: Matthew T. Cheeks Has your practice done a HIPAA Risk Analysis lately?  Indiana provider pays $750,000 settlement for HIPAA violations. Hacking and data breach incidences are increasingly common and have become a fact of life in modern business.  Regardless of the sector or industry, individuals rarely have to wait long before the next… Read More »

Navigating the Uncertainty of Divorce

Written By: Justin Whittaker Divorce can be a stressful and uncertain time.  This blog is intended to help give you an idea of what to expect if you or your spouse is contemplating a divorce.  I hope this blog will help you navigate the critical process that will directly impact your property rights, time spent… Read More »

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