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how is child support calculated in kentucky?

How is Child Support Calculated in KY?

By John H. Ruby |

Child support refers to a monthly payment made by a parent to help with the expenses related to raising a child. While both parents are responsible in the state of Kentucky to support their children, child support payments are made by the non-custodial parent to the parent with physical custody. The reasoning behind this… Read More »

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How to Avoid Accidents at Railroad Crossings

By John H. Ruby |

The lightest train car, an empty passenger train, weighs nearly 80,000 pounds. A diesel locomotive, which pulls cargo across the United States, can weigh almost 200,000 pounds and in some cases may go up to 400,000 pounds. Irrespective of its speed, the force of a locomotive can cause extreme damage to even the strongest… Read More »

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What Are Grounds for Divorce In KY?

By John H. Ruby |

In the state of Kentucky, divorce is limited to no-fault, meaning that the only ground for divorce in the state is if the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” In cases where one spouse claims that the marriage is broken while the other party does not deny it, courts will likely rule that there has been… Read More »

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Can I Modify My Child Support in KY?

By John H. Ruby |

Child support payments are meant to cover the expenses associated with raising a child after the parents get divorced. A non-custodial parent who is required to pay child support generally cannot shirk their responsibility for any reason. At the same time, a child support order is certainly not set in stone. It can be… Read More »

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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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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 »

Finances in a Second Marriage

Finances in Your Second Marriage

By John H. Ruby |

When a couple gets married, finances are always a potentially complex and contentious issue. Even in a first marriage, spouses often have trouble deciding whether to keep their finances separate or combine them. And if they decide to combine them, who controls what areas of the household finances? Financial considerations of a divorce can… Read More »

Children and Shared Custody - John H. Ruby & Associates

How the New Kentucky Shared Parenting Law May Impact Child Custody Cases

By John H. Ruby |

Last June, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed into law House Bill 528. This bill creates the presumption that joint custody and equally-shared parenting time is in the best interests of the child when both parents are determined to be fit caregivers. This means that shared parenting (i.e., 50/50 parenting) is now the starting point… Read More »

Trusts - Do I need one? Contact John H. Ruby & Associates

What is a Trust and do I Need One?

By John H. Ruby |

A trust is a legal arrangement that involves three parties: Grantor/Settler: The person who sets up the trust. Trustee: The person who has control over the trust. Beneficiary: The person (or persons) who are designated to receive the assets within a trust when specified conditions are met. When a trust is created, assets are… Read More »

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Slip and Fall Accidents – What is the Liability of the Retail Business?

By John H. Ruby |

Slips, trips, and falls are common, and tens of thousands of individuals are injured in these types of accidents each year. A lot of slip and fall accidents are minor and cause only a small scrape or bruise. There are many others, however, that result in more serious and catastrophic injuries. Some of the… Read More »