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Author Archives: Patrick Genco

Staggering an Inheritance in Kentucky

Advantages of Staggering an Inheritance in Kentucky

By John H. Ruby |

When you’re developing your estate plan, you have a lot of important decisions to make. You have to think about who receives which assets and how those assets are distributed. While most people assume that a lump sum is the only way to distribute assets, a staggered inheritance offers unique benefits to beneficiaries. Wondering… Read More »

Real Estate and Divorce

Divorce and Its Impact on Shared Real Estate Investments

By John H. Ruby |

The larger a couple’s portfolio of assets, the more complex their divorce becomes. Part of divorcing in Kentucky is negotiating an equitable division of assets, and when your assets bring in income and are consistently growing in value, it’s no surprise that neither party wants to give them up. If you and your spouse… Read More »

Substance-impaired driving

How Substance-Impaired Driving Affects Car Accident Cases and Liability

By John H. Ruby |

There isn’t a driver in the United States who doesn’t know the dangers of driving while impaired. Despite that, the number of drunk driving arrests across the nation continues to increase year after year. People have a tendency to overestimate their driving skills and underestimate the effect of drugs and alcohol on their body…. Read More »

Divorce and Executive Compensation

The Impact of Divorce on Executive Compensation Packages and Stock Options

By John H. Ruby |

Divorce can have significant financial implications for both parties—especially for high-earning executives with complex compensation packages and stock options. Both executives and their spouses stand to lose or gain a lot during the divorce process. Understanding the impact of divorce on executive compensation is essential for navigating the complexities of asset division and ongoing… Read More »

Personal Injury and Mental Health

The Effects of Personal Injury on Mental Health

By John H. Ruby |

Personal injury incidents can have profound and lasting effects on the mental health of those involved, particularly if they are severe enough to put the victim at risk of severe or fatal injury. Understanding this is crucial for providing necessary support and treatment to individuals experiencing psychological distress as a result of their injuries,… Read More »

Estate Planning and Special Needs Children

Estate Planning Options for Individuals with Special Needs Children

By John H. Ruby |

Special Needs families face unique challenges in estate planning, particularly when it comes to securing their child’s long-term well-being. Government benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid play a vital role in providing necessary support, but strict eligibility requirements necessitate careful planning. Special Needs Trusts (SNTs) are a cornerstone of estate planning for… Read More »

Forensic Accounting in Divorce

The Role of Forensic Accounting in Unearthing Hidden Assets in Divorce

By John H. Ruby |

When one or both spouses in a divorce are ready to make it contentious, the division of assets can take far longer than it really needs to. One of the ways that one spouse can complicate this step is by hiding assets. When a couple divorces, their marital assets must be divided in a… Read More »

Physical Therapy in Personal Injury

The Role of Physical Therapy in Personal Injury Recovery

By John H. Ruby |

When you suffer a personal injury, you likely hope for a quick medical solution for your injuries—or even better, injuries that heal over time without further intervention. But sometimes, the journey to recovery is long, bumpy, and time-consuming. If you’re prescribed physical therapy, you’ll need to attend sessions weekly and do exercises at home…. Read More »

Estate Planning

How to Discuss Your Estate Plan Goals with Your Loved Ones

By John H. Ruby |

Even if you’re ready to create an estate plan and begin planning for the future, that doesn’t mean your loved ones will be ready to have that conversation. Even if your loved ones don’t want to think about these challenging topics, it is still crucial to discuss your estate plan with them. Doing so… Read More »

Mistakes in Divorce Settlements

Mistakes Happen: How the Law Treats Mistakes in Marital Settlement Agreements

By John H. Ruby |

You and your ex-spouse finally have a finished marital settlement agreement and your divorce is finalized. This is a massive source of relief for most people, especially those who spent months negotiating the nitty-gritty details of the agreement. What happens when a wrench gets thrown into your marital settlement agreement and a mistake is… Read More »