Handling a Car Accident

The following include basic information that you should record and steps you should take if you are ever in a car accident. We recommend that you click the link below and print a copy of the PDF to keep in your car. Always be sure to consult an attorney about your specific case.   D&K- Handling a Car Accident DURRETT & KERSTING, PLLC 1300 Clear Springs Trace, Suite 4, Louisville, Kentucky 40223 (502) 420-2863 – Office (888) 400-6919 – Fax Handling a Car Accident Read more

“Are you my mother?” – A Consideration of Parental Rights After the Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

  In the short time since the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. _____ (2015) requiring the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples and Country wide recognition of same-sex marriage was issued the applied implications of the ruling continue to unfold. On the most fundamental level the ruling in this case was a major civil rights victory for the LGBT movement and a great step toward full equal rights and protections. On an individual level Read more

Top 5 Reasons To Care About the Ashley Madison Hack, and why they are asinine

Top 5 Reasons To Care About the Ashley Madison Hack, and why they are asinine  1) I'm afraid I'm going to get busted. Seriously? Um, yea, who knew cruising the Internet on a site solely intended to meet people for extramarital affairs would end badly? FYI: Other things no one saw ending badly: Enron, running with scissors, and anything preceded by the phrase "Hey, watch this...." You did it. You got caught. Clearly there are issues—the fact that you were on the website to begin with, Read more

Thinking About Divorce?

Thinking About Divorce? You are not alone. Divorce is a long internal process. The thought develops over time, and there are considerations to be made. Nobody wants to fail at marriage, or put their children through suffering. Couples may work on it and try to fix the problems. But, sometimes there is not a solution and divorce is the only option. If you find that you are thinking about divorce, get in touch with an experienced attorney at Durrett & Kersting. They will help you determine Read more

New Kentucky Law Changes Access to Domestic Violence Petitions

    During the late hours of the last night of the 2015 legislative session the Kentucky Legislature passed House Bill 8, which in part gives parties in a dating relationship access to domestic violence protection. When an individual is the victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking they can seek an Emergency Protective Order (EPO) to prevent any contact by the party who has perpetrated the violence. If the Judge grants the petition for an Emergency Read more

Maintenance in Louisville KY

Maintenance in Louisville Kentucky used to be called alimony. It was granted to the spouse who faced financial difficulty as a result of divorce. Durrett and Kersting Attorneys at Law believe in providing its clients every resource necessary when it comes to seeking necessary maintenance or addressing potential maintenance awards to a former spouse. Who Can Receive Maintenance The spouse who seeks maintenance must be able to prove they lack sufficient property or income to provide for their needs. Read more

Surviving Family Mergers

Everyone knows it’s hard when relationships end. But, what happens when you start a new one and you already have kids? The “family merger” is never easy. Sometimes lawyers have to get involved. Here are some tips to try to make the transition and existence as easy as possible. If you can’t work it out with your ex or your new partner’s ex, please call us at Durrett and Kersting. Hopefully with these helpful tips, you can minimize strife. Figure out a co-parenting plan with your Read more

Who will get the pets in your divorce?

Divorce is is a trying time, where everything has to be divided between the two spouses. Unfortunately, there are some things that cannot simply be split in half, one of which is our pets. For many people pets are part of the family, and therefore deciding who will get to keep the animals can be a point of extreme contention. In Kentucky the Courts look at pets as property, and prefer that the parties reach an agreement on their own as to who will keep the pets. If the Courts are left to determine Read more

Kentucky Laws Restrict Your Ability To Relocate With Children

Often times after a divorce or a separation one of the parents wishes to relocate. The Court requires that any parent seeking to relocate outside of the state of Kentucky, or more than 100 miles, to first petition the Court for approval. FCRPP 7(2) states that "If either parent intends to move with the child(ren) from the Commonwealth of Kentucky to another state, or more than 100 miles from the present residence of the child(ren), he or she shall give notice to the other parents at least sixty Read more