You Have Questions, We Have Answers
If you have encountered a legal problem, you probably have a lot of questions. At Steve Doan Law, we can answer them for you. Our attorney, Steve Doan, has extensive experience across several practice areas, including family law, personal injury, real estate and criminal defense.
On this page, Steve has taken the time to answer a few of our clients’ most frequently asked questions.
Do I need to go to court for a divorce?
Not necessarily. At Steve Doan Law, we can do divorce by deposition. This means that you can resolve your important divorce matters without setting foot in a courtroom.
How does Kentucky divide property and assets?
Kentucky is an equitable distribution state. This means that the court will divide assets and debts in a fair and equitable manner.
How does Kentucky determine custody and visitation?
Every custody case is unique. The court will consider a variety of factors, including:
- The child’s relationship with each parent
- Each parent’s ability to care for the child
- The location of each parent’s residence
- The child’s involvement in school, church and other community issues
- The child’s medical and financial needs
The state prefers to award joint custody whenever possible. Exceptions include the presence of abuse or a history of addiction.
What are some common damages in personal injury cases?
Injuries can result in several expensive damages, including:
- Hospital bills
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Prescription medication
- Lost wages
- Auto repairs
- Pain and suffering
To recover these damages, you may need to work with a lawyer to file a lawsuit.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Kentucky?
In our state, you must file your suit within one year of the date of your injury. If you do not, you lose the right to recover compensation.
Should I work with an attorney or a title company during a real estate transaction?
The employees of title companies are often very competent, but a real estate attorney has much more knowledge and experience. A lawyer can also save you money by anticipating and preventing potential legal problems.
What should I do if I am arrested or charged with a crime?
If you are in trouble with the law, do not speak to the police – even for a seemingly harmless interview. Instead, invoke your Fifth Amendment right to remain silent and request an attorney immediately.
Do I really need to hire an attorney?
While it is possible to handle a legal issue on your own, it is not always wise. Attorneys know the law inside and out. They can advocate for your interests while helping you avoid time-consuming and expensive problems.
Ask More Questions To Our Lawyer
These are merely a few of the inquiries that we hear at Steve Doan Law. You can ask more questions to Steve Doan when you schedule an initial consultation at our Northern Kentucky office. To schedule your initial consultation, call 859-535-0233 or send an email today.