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Do Children Have a Say in a KY Custody Case?

By John H. Ruby |

Like with many other family law issues, the short answer to this question is, “it depends.” Kentucky does allow the courts to consider the child’s opinion when deciding who receives custody, but the state has no predetermined age when the child’s opinion is to be considered. The amount of weight that is given to… Read More »

drowsy driving

What Causes Falling Asleep while Driving?

By John H. Ruby |

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowsy driving is responsible for more than 70,000 motor vehicle crashes each year. Hundreds of individuals are killed and tens of thousands are injured in these types of accidents, and they are one of the leading contributors to motor vehicle-related fatalities. Driving while drowsy… Read More »

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Do I Really Need an Estate Planning Lawyer?

By John H. Ruby |

You want to protect your family in case something happens to you. And to accomplish this, you need to have a well thought out estate plan. At the heart of every estate plan is a Last Will and Testament. This is a fundamental document that everyone should have, and from there, there are other… Read More »

motorcycle accident attorney in louisville

How Distracted Driving Contributes to Motorcycle Accidents

By John H. Ruby |

Motorcycle accident fatalities have been on the rise in recent years. In the 1990s, the number of individuals killed in motorcycle crashes was under 3,000 in any given year. This was bad enough, but then in the first decade of the new millennium, the number of fatalities began to exceed 4,000 annually until 2007,… Read More »

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Can I Modify my Alimony in KY?

By John H. Ruby |

When a couple gets divorced, one spouse is often obligated to pay alimony to the other. Also known as “spousal support” or “spousal maintenance”, alimony is usually awarded in cases when the couple has been married for a number of years and there is a major disparity between the incomes of the two spouses…. Read More »

credit and divorce

Can Divorce Negatively Impact my Credit Score?

By John H. Ruby |

If you are facing a divorce, there is a lot of uncertainty about the future.  You are likely starting to think about what it will be like being single again. How will you pay the bills? Can you keep the marital home? What will happen to the family cars, the assets, and who will… Read More »

Motorcycle Helmet in an Injury Claim

How Does the Use of a Helmet Impact an Injury Claim after a Motorcycle Accident?

By John H. Ruby |

Motorcycle Helmet Motorcycle riding is one of the most popular activities that is synonymous with the arrival of spring. Tens of thousands of Kentucky motorcyclists will hit the roadways over the coming months, enjoying the sense of freedom and exhilaration that only comes from riding on the open roads and taking in all of… Read More »

Motorcycle Accidents

I was Injured in a Motorcycle Accident, do I Need to Retain an Attorney

By John H. Ruby |

Motorcycle accidents have been on the rise in recent years. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that just under 5,200 individuals were killed in motorcycle accidents in 2017, accounting for approximately 14% of all motor vehicle-related deaths that year. Just a couple decades earlier in the late 1990s, there were less than… Read More »

traumatic brain injury

Coping with Traumatic Brain Injury

By John H. Ruby |

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects millions of Americans each year. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that there are approximately 2.8 million TBI-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States annually, with over 837,000 of them being among children. The CDC goes on to say that an average of 155… Read More »

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Three Commonly Missed Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

By John H. Ruby |

There are millions of American seniors living in nursing facilities. As the population ages and life expectancy increases, the number of individuals that will be in need of long-term care is expected to grow exponentially for the foreseeable future. Higher patient loads and staffing shortages have put a major strain on many nursing homes… Read More »