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Sharing Custody During the Holidays

By John H. Ruby |

After a divorce or separation, the holiday season can be difficult. If you share custody of children with your former spouse, they can be even harder. Rather than dwelling on the ways your family has changed for the worse, focus on how you can make the holidays fun for your children despite the split…. Read More »

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Contempt Sanctions for Violations of Family Court Orders

By John H. Ruby |

Once the judge makes a decision in a divorce or child custody proceeding in Kentucky, that decision gets entered as an order and becomes binding on all parties before the court. Court orders can be enforced in a number of ways, ranging from the imposition of fines and attorneys’ fees to possible jail time,… Read More »

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Unique Considerations when Parents of Special Needs Children Divorce

By John H. Ruby |

Children can be one of life’s greatest blessings, but they can also be a source of great challenge. Often, the stress of having children can exert pressure on a marriage, even threatening its success. This is especially true of children who have developmental or physical special needs: an incredible source of love and joy… Read More »

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Majority of Americans’ Wills Aren’t Up to Date

By John H. Ruby |

Perhaps you pride yourself on having taken the time to create a will. However, a will that is critically out of date may not end up carrying out your wishes after your death. If you’re like the majority of Americans, life events or changes in the law may have rendered your will out-of-date. While… Read More »

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How Can I Enforce a Child Support Order in Kentucky?

By John H. Ruby |

Raising a child after you split up from your co-parent is always a challenge. If you’re the primary custodian, this task can become even more challenging when your child’s other parent stops paying child support, leaving you scrambling to make ends meet. If your polite requests for your ex’s compliance with existing child support… Read More »

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Do You Need a Premarital Agreement Before your Kentucky Marriage?

By John H. Ruby |

For many years, premarital agreements were held to be invalid in the state of Kentucky. However, the Supreme Court of Kentucky began officially recognizing prenuptial agreements in 1990. The phrase “premarital agreement” may cause a lot of couples to bristle, but these agreements, also known as “prenuptial agreements” or “prenups,” can actually offer peace… Read More »

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Will a Divorce Destroy My Credit?

By John H. Ruby |

You may have heard horror stories from those who have gone through a divorce on the destruction that was wrought on their creditworthiness by the split. While some financial strain associated with a divorce may be inevitable, there are steps you can take to protect your credit from taking a serious hit in the… Read More »

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Making a Custody-Sharing Schedule You and Your Kids Will Be Happy to Follow

By John H. Ruby |

It can be challenging to find a custody-sharing schedule that everyone in your family can tolerate, but finding a balance that allows everyone involved to feel heard and respected will make the schedule much more likely to stick. Read on for some suggestions on how to design a visitation schedule, and consult with an… Read More »

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Control Costs in Your Divorce by Avoiding These Expensive Behaviors

By John H. Ruby |

Louisville family law attorneys John H. Ruby & Associates urge you to control costs in your Kentucky divorce by avoiding these expensive behaviors.

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Should You Fight to Keep Your House in a Divorce?

By John H. Ruby |

Louisville family law attorneys John H. Ruby & Associates discuss whether you should fight to keep the house in a Kentucky divorce property division.