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How Will Separation or Divorce Affect Your Estate Plan?

By John H. Ruby |

When you’re in the midst of a divorce or separation from your spouse, you have a lot to think about, and what will happen to your property should you pass away suddenly may not be in the front of your mind. However, if it is important to you that your property passes to your… Read More »

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Why Making Your Own Will Could Be a Mistake

By John H. Ruby |

Perhaps you’ve realized the importance of having a will and plan on creating one. You may be wondering why this isn’t something you could create by yourself, either entirely on your own or with the help of a form. Self-made wills can mean expensive consequences and years of legal wrangling for your heirs. Read… Read More »

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Four Ways to Prepare for a Divorce

By John H. Ruby |

It can be a difficult decision, but once you’ve reached the conclusion that your marriage cannot survive, it’s time to begin preparing for your divorce. Preparing as far in advance as possible will allow your divorce to resolve more smoothly and quickly, helping you to move on with your new life even sooner. Read… Read More »

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Determining Income When Your Spouse is Self-Employed

By John H. Ruby |

Ensuring that the court has an accurate idea of how much your spouse makes is a very important step in a divorce case. The amount that the judge believes your spouse makes will affect you in many ways, such as the amount of spousal support you receive or are required to pay, the division… Read More »

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Choosing the Right Trustee

By John H. Ruby |

Trusts can be an excellent way to provide for your heirs or for causes that matter to you while also protecting the beneficiaries from onerous taxes or potentially controlling how the funds are distributed and spent. One important step in creating the trust that best serves the needs of your loved ones is choosing… Read More »

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What to Do If I’m in an Accident on My Motorcycle

By John H. Ruby |

Being involved in a motorcycle accident in Louisville can be a truly devastating experience, and can potentially result in catastrophic injuries that lead to costly medical bills. And, to be sure, even minor injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash often require immediate medical attention, and may leave the rider unable to return to work… Read More »

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Sharing Custody During the Holidays

By John H. Ruby |

After a divorce or separation, the holiday season can be difficult. If you share custody of children with your former spouse, they can be even harder. Rather than dwelling on the ways your family has changed for the worse, focus on how you can make the holidays fun for your children despite the split…. Read More »

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Contempt Sanctions for Violations of Family Court Orders

By John H. Ruby |

Once the judge makes a decision in a divorce or child custody proceeding in Kentucky, that decision gets entered as an order and becomes binding on all parties before the court. Court orders can be enforced in a number of ways, ranging from the imposition of fines and attorneys’ fees to possible jail time,… Read More »

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Unique Considerations when Parents of Special Needs Children Divorce

By John H. Ruby |

Children can be one of life’s greatest blessings, but they can also be a source of great challenge. Often, the stress of having children can exert pressure on a marriage, even threatening its success. This is especially true of children who have developmental or physical special needs: an incredible source of love and joy… Read More »

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Majority of Americans’ Wills Aren’t Up to Date

By John H. Ruby |

Perhaps you pride yourself on having taken the time to create a will. However, a will that is critically out of date may not end up carrying out your wishes after your death. If you’re like the majority of Americans, life events or changes in the law may have rendered your will out-of-date. While… Read More »