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Women face financial challenges after gray divorce

Since the 1990s, the rate at which people over 50 years old get divorced has doubled. It has been termed "gray divorce," and it is more common than ever in the United States.

Experts warn that this can lead to a lot of financial challenges, especially for women. No matter how you feel about traditional gender roles, the reality is that men are still the main financial planners in most marriages. Studies have shown that women defer to their husbands in this regard in 56 percent of cases.

Can a Kentucky Senator sue the neighbor who attacked him?

A guilty plea was in the cards in the case of the retired doctor who tackled Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to the ground while mowing his lawn. Prosecutors charged Rene Boucher with assaulting a member of Congress resulting in a personal injury, a felony under federal law.

These life events should lead to a review of your will

One of the greatest mistakes that many people make is they assume that estate planning is only meant for people with a vast amount of wealth. But to the contrary, estate planning is something that everyone should engage in as early as possible in their life. The decisions you can make in your estate plan are crucial, and any wealth that you have -- no matter how "small" it may seem to you -- should be protected.

A will is the central pillar of an estate plan. This critical document should not be taken lightly, and after you create yours, it should be properly maintained and reviewed on a frequent basis. Letting it decay and become obsolete or out-of-date is a major "no-no" when it comes to estate planning.

How to cope after divorce

As a major life event, divorce comes with strong emotions attached. Often people emerge from the divorce process exhausted, both physically and mentally. While there may be positives to the divorce, there can also be feelings of loss and failure. Here are some post-divorce coping strategies that can help you move on with your life.

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7 car crash delayed injury symptoms to be on the lookout for

Car crashes happen in seconds but not all injuries after a car accident are immediately apparent. Unlike broken bones or lacerations which are easily diagnosable and treatable, delayed injury symptoms come on after the accident.

Latent injury symptoms

The Community & Us

We're proud to be serving our community and because of this being involved with the community is one of our primary goals. Large firms spend tons of capital to extend their reach, but as we all know, long distance relationships never have that personal touch. Our firm serves the people right here and in some ways we've grown close to those we represent. That's our personal touch for each client. To strive for excellence and treat them like they deserve to be treated. Like family. With this in mind we're hosting Friday After 5 this weekend, complete with free t-shirts and a photo booth. Tomorrow morning we're hosting the pancake breakfast at Help Build Hope. Come on out to the Owensboro Convention Center starting at 8 am to participate in an opportunity to build housing for low income families. We're excited to be part of these events and we look forward to meeting more friends in the community. 

FWH Is Invested In Our Community

When you look beneath the surface, the members of our firm are involved in local schools, children's sports teams, not for profits, churches and the like. Our goal is to engage and work alongside the people of our region. We endeavor to leave lasting impressions and strive to impact lives in a positive way. The members of our community have been loyal to us so we want to give back.

Don't Fall Victim to Negligence

Negligence comes in all forms. Sometimes it's business related injuries, other times it's drunk or inattentive drivers. If you feel like you're a victim of negligence give us a call for a free consultation. Sometimes a single phone call is the first step in getting the peace of mind you deserve. Check out this recent Daily Press article about a substantial win. 

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