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Estate Planning for Business Owners

Estate Planning Considerations for Business Owners

By John H. Ruby |

When you own one or more successful businesses, you have a heavy weight on your shoulders when you begin estate planning in Louisville. The plans you make don’t just affect your beneficiaries; they also impact those who rely on your business for a source of income, for a much-needed service, or for the sense… Read More »

Intellectual Property RIghts

Protecting Intellectual Property Rights During a Divorce

By John H. Ruby |

Divorce is always difficult, but certain types of assets make the process even more complicated. If you and your spouse own intellectual property rights, you may find that this significantly draws out the divorce process and complicates the division of assets. However, intellectual property may be some of the most valuable property you own…. Read More »

Medical Records in Personal injury Cases

The Importance of Medical Records in Personal Injury Claims

By John H. Ruby |

Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or another type of accident, you’ll need evidence to prove your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve. Medical records are an incredibly valuable piece of evidence that can go a long way in proving your injuries and helping you secure fair… Read More »

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 »