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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 »

Divorce and Homeschooling in KY: Legal Challenges and Best Practices for Co-parenting

Divorce and Homeschooling in KY: Legal Challenges and Best Practices for Co-parenting

By John H. Ruby |

Divorce means the end of many of the plans and dreams you and your spouse had together. This loss can fundamentally change how you parent and what role you play in your children’s upbringing. Consider education, for example—if one parent wants to homeschool and the other doesn’t, one parent is guaranteed to be unhappy… Read More »

Why Truck Driver Distraction is on the Rise

Why Truck Driver Distraction is on the Rise

By John H. Ruby |

Truck drivers have an enormous responsibility to others on the road, as well as their employers, customers, and consumers as a whole. They are in charge of vehicles that are dozens of times heavier than the average vehicle, which means that they can cause catastrophic damage without even speeding. That’s why they’re required to… Read More »

Can an IRA Be Cashed Out During a Divorce

Can an IRA Be Cashed Out During a Divorce?

By John H. Ruby |

Your Individual Retirement Account, shortened to IRA, is a crucial investment tool that allows you to save for retirement while benefiting from various tax benefits. These retirement funds are highly regulated, so withdrawing or otherwise altering your funds could lead to significant tax penalties. If you are considering cashing out your IRA as part… Read More »

Estate Planning for Pet Owners

Estate Planning for Pet Owners

By John H. Ruby |

When people think about estate planning, they often think about what they want left behind for their children and what type of care they want for their children. However, if you have pets, it’s important not to forget about them. Your pets are entirely dependent on you, and in the absence of a pet… 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 »