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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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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 »

Fair Trials and Deep Pockets

By Gwin Steinmetz & Baird PLLC |

By: Rob Hickey The jury’s role in the trial of a negligence claim is to decide whether the defendant was negligent and, if so, to determine the amount of money that will reasonably compensate the plaintiff for the damages caused by the negligence. Sympathy for, or hostility to, either side of a lawsuit has… Read More »

Kentucky’s Convoluted Path to Fundamental Fairness for Defendants in Tort Actions 

By Gwin Steinmetz & Baird PLLC |

By: Sarah E. Tilley and David L. Haney Gwin, Steinmetz, & Baird, PLLC  Both Kentucky defendants and courts must navigate a convoluted procedural mechanism when seeking an apportionment instruction to include a non-party joint tortfeasor who is responsible for all or a part of the plaintiff’s injuries. Until Kentucky’s apportionment statute is updated, unsuspecting… Read More »

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Divorce When Your Spouse is Self-Employed

By Gwin Steinmetz & Baird PLLC |

When going through a divorce, there are numerous reasons why you’ll need either your spouse to accurately convey income and asset information to the court, or you’ll need to be able to prove that information to the court yourself. When a spouse works as a salaried employee, information on income is generally easy to… Read More »

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