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Louisville Business First names David Haney to 2017 Forty Under 40

By Gwin Steinmetz & Baird PLLC |

Louisville Business First recently named GSB attorney David Haney to the 2017 Forty Under 40 list. A panel of four past Forty Under 40 honorees selected the 40 winners from the more than 500 nominations this year. Forty Under 40 honors exceptional young professionals who are making significant contributions in the local community. David… Read More »

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The Gray Divorcée: Single Life after 50

By Gwin Steinmetz & Baird PLLC |

Many baby boomers grew up believing that divorce was shameful, even sinful, and something to be avoided at all costs. As cultural norms shifted and the taboo against divorce has faded, the rate of divorce among those over 50 has grown while divorce rates among other age groups has declined. Read on to learn… Read More »

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Landlords No Longer Bitten by Dog Bite Law

By Gwin Steinmetz & Baird PLLC |

By: David L. Haney The Kentucky legislature recently passed House Bill 112, which was signed into law by Governor Bevin.  The bill, which clarifies the ownership of dogs, was introduced by Representative Stan Lee of Lexington. Previously under Kentucky law, landlords and property owners were held responsible for a tenant’s dog if the dog… Read More »

Kentucky Modifies Judgment Rates of Interest

By Gwin Steinmetz & Baird PLLC |

By David Haney On March 30, 2017, Governor Bevin signed into law HB 223, which lowered the statutory judgment interest rate from 12% to 6%, compounded annually. KRS 360.040 was also amended to include pre-judgment interest as well as post-judgment interest. Previously, Kentucky’s post-judgment interest rate was one of the highest in the nation…. Read More »

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Late in Life Divorces on the Rise

By Gwin Steinmetz & Baird PLLC |

It used to be rather uncommon for couples over the age of 50 to get divorced. Not anymore. In fact, the National Center for Family and Marriage Research reports that the divorce rate for married couples over 50 has doubled in the last 20 years. In 2010, 25% of all divorces were between couples… Read More »

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Who Keeps the Dog?

By Gwin Steinmetz & Baird PLLC |

How Family Courts Handle Pet Custody Most people who love their pets wouldn’t consider them a piece of property. They consider them a member of the family. Now, divorce courts are beginning to do the same. The question of “who gets the dog” (or cat, or bird, or even turtle) has always been settled… Read More »

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Keep the Peace During a Separation

By Gwin Steinmetz & Baird PLLC |

Even after months or years of mounting tensions with a spouse, you may not yet be ready to make the permanent decision to divorce. Many couples find that a period of separation can provide clarity of mind regarding whether or not they are ready to end their marriage, or wish to try to reconcile…. Read More »

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Drones, Robots, and Driverless Vehicles

By Gwin Steinmetz & Baird PLLC |

Liability Law for the Next Century and Beyond What happens when a piece of hardware that is being controlled by a piece of software causes injury to flesh and blood? The legal premise of personal injury liability claims is that every person has a legal duty to avoid injuring anyone else. When a person… Read More »

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What is a Forensic Accountant, and Why Do You Need One for Your Divorce?

By Gwin Steinmetz & Baird PLLC |

During a divorce, parties may be tempted to hide assets in an effort either to save money on spousal or child support or simply to “win” a split by pulling one over on their spouse. Fortunately, there are tools available to ensure that a division of assets and allocation of support is fair to… Read More »

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Are Family Law Courts Unfair to Dads?

By Gwin Steinmetz & Baird PLLC |

For years, a divorced mother’s biggest concern was that her ex would disappear, leaving her with no child support and no help in raising the kids. However, recent court cases show that more dads are fighting for their paternal rights – and the common belief is that it’s a fight they’re losing. Most people… Read More »

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