The law is vast and it affects almost every aspect of our lives. That is why attorneys who have a general practice remain flexible and willing to look into new areas into which they may not have yet delved. If you have a situation that you think may require legal guidance, please do not hesitate to contact my law office. I have free initial consultations so you lose nothing by setting up an appointment to see if I can be of any assistance.
There are few things as difficult to endure as the dissolution of a marriage. However, having an experienced Ashland, Kentucky divorce attorney on your side can make the process much easier to bear.
There are many apects of a divorce that require the attention of an experienced divorce attorney. You may have questions concerning the amount of child support that you will be obligated to pay or how that child support is to be calculated. Can child support be agreed upon or does it have to strictly follow the Kentucky Child Support Guidelines? Will I owe or be paid alimony or maintenance? These are all questions that J. Adam Newton is ready to explain. Call today.
One of the more common reasons that people hire an Ashland, Kentucky attorney is to defend against the charge of driving under the influence. There are many aspects of DUI defense that only a trained eye will know to look for. Did the police have a legal basis to pull you over? Did they perform the field sobriety tests according to state law and regulation? Were you observed for the required amount of time prior to taking the breathalyzer? A conviction of driving under the influence can result in a minimum 30 day license suspension, multiple alcohol and drug education classes, fines and possibly a jail sentence. Attorney J. Adam Newton has represented numerous clients charged with driving under the influence, and is not afraid to stand up for your rights under the law. If you are charged with a DUI, call our office and let us protect your rights.
Charged with a felony? You have a right a lawyer. Felonies in the State of Kentucky are broken up into 4 classes. Kentucky designates a felony offense to be either a Class A, Class B, Class C, or Class D. Each class carries a different amount of jail time. If you have a criminal record, these charges can be enhanced and you can recieve greater penalties. This is known as the Persistent Felony Offender Statutes. J. Adam Newton represents clients charged with felonies involving possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), criminal mischief, sex abuse, manufacturing methamphetamine, and various other charges.
Misdemeanors are "lesser" crimes that are prosecuted in District Court. Things such as possession of marijuana, driving under the influence, and alcohol intoxication are misdemeanors. Misdemeanors can carry up to one year in jail and can make it difficult to gain certain types of employment. Don't go to court alone.
Losing a loved one is always tough. Yet, like many other situations in life, the sadness does not mean that business can be left unattended to. Call J. Adam Newton to start the probate process.
You love your children and would do anything to protect them. Occasionally that requires the assistance of an attorney. Sometimes juveniles find themselves being thrown into the adult world of the court systems. If your child is charged with a crime, you need legal representation that will zealously represent your child. Sometimes you do not necessarily need the attorney to represent your child in the courtroom--you need an attorney to make sure your child gets what he/she deserves in the classroom. If you feel your child is being treated unfairly by a school or that the school is not providing the services that your child needs to excel or maintain a successful IEP, then contact me to see if I can help.
--School/Education Law Plaintiff
Contracts give private citizens or businesses the ability to establish the rules and regulations that govern their relationships with each other. Contracts are a daily part of our lives, but should not be entered into lightly. If you believe that someone has violated an agreement you have with them or if someone is accusing you of breach of contract, good legal advice is invaluable to make sure your rights are protected.
--Breach of Contract Plaintiff
--Breach of Contract Defense
It can often be an intimidating thought to have to consider what will happen to our loved ones after we have passed away. However, we cannot let that intimidation prevent us from protecting those we love at the unfortunate event of our demise. It is important to consider how you want your property to be distributed upon your death and more importantly who will care for those you are responsible for. Also, it is important to consider what you would want for yourself in the event that you become incapacitated. These are not pleasant subjects to consider, but by taking action now, you can save a great deal of pain and heartbreak for you and your family in the future.
--Wills and Last Testaments
--Advance Medical Directives
--Power of Attorney
Personal Injury Sometimes the act of another, either intentional or negligent, can cause you harm. Such an act could harm you personally or damage your property. It is important to seek legal counsel if you suffer losses due to the actions of another person or if you have been accused of such an action. You need legal representation to inform you about the law that governs your specific situation and to guide you through the process.
--Intentional Actions Defense
--Intentional Actions Plaintiff
--Negligence Actions Defense
--Negligence Actions Plaintiff
Automobile Accidents On average, there are over 6,000,000 car accidents yearly in the United States. These car accidents can range from minor fender benders to devastating collisions that produce multiple fatalities. If you are involved in a car accident, it is important to seek legal guidance and advice. An attorney can help you gather essential information, meet with adverse parties and insurance representatives, file appropriate forms and paperwork, and simply help you through a complicated process.
--Automobile Accidents Plaintiff
In these economically trying times many are suffering. The only way some can keep their head above water is to declare bankruptcy. Though it is a difficult decision to decide to file for bankruptcy, it is your legal right to do so. Bankruptcy was designed to allow people to escape the trappings of debt. Though it should not be entered into lightly, it is a valid and available option to avoid being a slave to an overwhelming debt. I will walk you through the entire process and do all that I can to make sure you are treated justly by the system.