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Considering Personal Guarantees of Beneficiaries in Estate Planning

By John H. Ruby |

Estate planning involves considering all the possible outcomes of your passing and ensuring that your wishes are met in every scenario. One factor that is rarely discussed in estate planning is beneficiaries’ personal guarantees.  If you want to ensure that your assets go where you intend for them to go, it’s essential to discuss… Read More »

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How Night Driving Contributes to Drowsiness

By John H. Ruby |

While nighttime driving is not usually ideal, it is unavoidable sometimes—especially for those who work night shifts, work as truck drivers, or regularly tackle cross-country drives for trips. Without careful preparation and planning, night driving can cause significant drowsiness and increase the likelihood of being involved in a crash. Learn more about the connection… Read More »

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The Importance of Keeping Accurate Records in a Personal Injury Case

By John H. Ruby |

If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence and you’re considering a personal injury claim, it is crucial to understand the importance of maintaining accurate records. Without the right documentation for your injury claim, it’s just your word against the other party’s; and you can bet that the insurance company will choose their… Read More »

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Inheritance and Divorce: Legal Considerations for Protecting Inherited Assets

By John H. Ruby |

When you bring unusual assets into a marriage, it makes divorce even more complicated than it already is. This includes inheritances, both those received prior to marriage and those received during the course of marriage. If you’re getting divorced and you’re concerned about losing part of your inheritance to your ex-spouse, let’s talk more… Read More »

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Estate Planning Challenges for Farm Families

By John H. Ruby |

Farm families have a unique bond to the land they own. In caring for it across generations, they learn to care for their property in a way that you wouldn’t care about stocks, retirement funds, or other assets. When it comes to estate planning, this presents numerous challenges that other families simply do not… Read More »

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The Role of Guardian ad Litem in Divorce and Child Custody Cases

By John H. Ruby |

Even in the most amicable and cooperative divorces, it’s rare for there to be zero disagreements regarding child custody. Both parents often have a very natural fear of losing their child or having the other parent manipulate the case in their favor, even if both are actually willing to work together for a fair… Read More »

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What Are the Roles and Responsibilities of an Estate Executor?

By John H. Ruby |

When someone creates an estate plan, they should confer with their named executor so they understand their duties, what’s expected of them, and what the individual wants for their estate after their passing. Unfortunately, this isn’t always how it plays out. In some cases, a family member only finds out that they’ve been named… Read More »

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The Impact of Speeding on Motorcycle Crashes and Fatalities

By John H. Ruby |

Speeding is not only one of the most common forms of reckless driving; it’s also one of the most dangerous. Speeding is a factor in a substantial portion of vehicle crashes and fatalities. The NHTSA reports that 34% of all fatal motorcycle crashes in 2020 involved speeding as a factor. Have you been injured… Read More »

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The Importance of Getting a Lawyer Involved Early after a Trucking Accident

By John H. Ruby |

Truck accidents are complex, affecting your physical health, mental well-being, job, and financial security. After a crash, you may want nothing more than some time to recover and think about your next steps. Unfortunately, time isn’t on your side. Although you have two years to file a lawsuit for a truck accident, you don’t… Read More »

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How Ambiguous Language Could Cost You in a Business Contract

By John H. Ruby |

A well-written business contract protects all involved parties. But when you use ambiguous language, either intentionally or unintentionally, the entire contract is in danger of being null and void. To find out how ambiguous language could negatively impact your business, and to discuss your business contracts in greater detail, call John H. Ruby &… Read More »