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February 2017 Archives

Make your parenting agreement work for you all year long

If you are going through the divorce process and you have children, you will have a lot of decisions to make when it comes to custody arrangements. Child custody matters can be difficult to resolve, but it is possible to create a parenting agreement that works for you and serves the best interests of your kids.

What are your responsibilities after a semi crash?

After a crash with a semi, you may choose to seek recompense for medical expenses or vehicle damage from the commercial carrier involved. First, however, you and the truck driver accountable for the crash both have some responsibilities at the scene of the accident under Kentucky law.

Technology doesn’t necessarily reduce driver distractions

Most Kentucky drivers understand that it is not safe to send or read messages on their phones while they are behind the wheel. According to, when someone looks away from the road and takes one or both hands off the wheel to interact with an electronic device, chances of an accident go up by as much as 23 times. Manual and visual distractions are not the only dangers, though. Someone who is not paying attention to the tasks of driving is also distracted, and the results could be just as deadly.

Expunging a felony in Kentucky

Expunging a felony from your criminal record in Kentucky depends on a few factors. According to the Kentucky Court of Justice, you must first make sure that your crime is one that can be expunged. Approved Class D felonies are eligible, but you also must have completed your sentence, probation or parole at least five years ago. These basic requirements must be met before you can begin the application process. At Shumate, Flaherty, Eubanks & Baechtold, we recommend reviewing all aspects of your case because there are other circumstances that could affect your eligibility.

Kentucky state employees and workers’ compensation protocol

If you are a state employee for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, your employer purchases insurance that covers the cost of medical expenses and lost wages for you if you are injured on the job. Benefits from workers’ compensation insurance are your right in most cases, but they do not automatically begin at the moment of your injury. At Shumate, Flaherty, Eubanks & Baechtold, we often assist injured workers in navigating the process so that they do not miss out on any compensation they are entitled to.

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