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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.

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Obtaining an Annulment in Kentucky

By John H. Ruby |

If you were recently married, but have decided that you don’t want to continue to be married, you may be considering what your options are to end the marriage. Perhaps you’re considering an annulment, but aren’t sure if your marriage qualifies. Annulment has a very different legal significance from obtaining a divorce. While divorce… Read More »

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Do I Really Need a Will?

By John H. Ruby |

You may not think of yourself as the sort of person who needs a detailed estate plan. Perhaps you don’t have complicated finances or investments, so you assume you don’t need one. Or, perhaps you think that listing your heirs on the titles to large and important assets is the best way to convey… Read More »

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Can Social Media Have a Negative Effect on Your Divorce?

By John H. Ruby |

Sharing our day-to-day lives on social media has become a natural, commonplace part of modern life. However, in an era where privacy regarding one’s personal life has become an anachronism, there are still good reasons to be prudent over what information you share on social media. If you’re in the midst of a divorce… Read More »

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“Off-Grid” Custody Case Shows Hazards of Ignoring Kentucky Family Law

By John H. Ruby |

The ongoing courtroom battle over who should have custody of 10 Kentucky children being raised “off-grid” by their parents Joe and Nicole Naugler raises important legal issues over the state’s role in ensuring the safety and welfare of children living within the state, and the need for parents to be mindful of Kentucky state… Read More »

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Kentucky Court Rules Child Support Payments may be Offset by Benefits Paid to Child as the Father’s Dependant

By John H. Ruby |

The Kentucky Supreme Court recently handed down a verdict outlining the ability of a party to offset child support obligations by the amount of social security benefits that a child receives as a dependent of a retiree. The case demonstrates both the complexity of the system for determining ongoing child support awards as well… Read More »

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Obtaining a Military Divorce in Kentucky

By John H. Ruby |

You may have heard the phrase “military divorce” thrown around in a way that suggests that there is a whole separate system for divorce for military service members distinct from the general rules and courts relating to “regular” divorces in Kentucky. Like a lot of dubious information provided by well-meaning friends and family members… Read More »