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protecting your digital assets

Protecting Digital Assets During Estate Planning

By John H. Ruby |

A digital asset is any asset that exists in a digital device or online, unlike a physical asset. Below are some examples of digit assets: Digital devices, like smartphones, computers, digital cameras, flash drives Bank accounts, PayPal accounts, credit cards Digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc. Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) and blockchain domains Online… Read More »

teen drivers

Can Parents be Held Liable for a Car Accident Caused by Their Teenage Child?

By John H. Ruby |

Under Kentucky law, parents may be held jointly and severally liable for damage caused by a teenage motorist’s negligence when they sign the documents for their driver’s license application or when they provide them with an automobile to operate. Kentucky courts recognize “the family purpose doctrine,” which allows parents to be held accountable for… Read More »

child support modification in louisville

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 »

nursing home abuse

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 »

slip and fall attorney in louisville

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 »

stay on top of your legal case

How to Stay on Top of your Case After you Hire a Lawyer

By John H. Ruby |

If you have a legal matter that needs to be resolved, it often makes sense to hire an attorney. Many issues are too complex and challenging to pursue without a legal professional by your side. Examples of issues you should hire a lawyer for include personal injury lawsuits, divorce and other complicated family law… Read More »

slip and fall attorney in Louisville

Do I Have a Slip and Fall Case?

By John H. Ruby |

Most people have slipped or tripped and fallen at some point in their lives. These accidents can range from a minor embarrassment to something that causes severe and life-altering injuries. Occasionally, a slip and fall accident will occur on another person’s property. If this happens due to the carelessness or negligence of the property… Read More »