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A divorce can wreak havoc on your emotions and your life. At John H. Ruby & Associates, we have handled numerous Louisville divorce cases throughout the years, and because we understand how difficult it is, we strive to make the legal process as simple and straightforward as possible for you.
Kentucky Divorce
A Kentucky court will grant a divorce where:
At the time of filing, at least one of the parties has been a resident of Kentucky for at least 180 days;
The marriage is irretrievably broken; and,
Child custody and support, if applicable, as well as spousal support and the disposition of property, have been determined by the parties or the court
In finding that the marriage is irretrievably broken, the judge must believe that conciliation between the spouses is not possible. If either party denies that the marriage is irretrieveably broken, the court may order the parties to participate in a concilitation conference where both parties and their attorneys meet with a therapist in an effort to resolve their issues without the necessity of getting divorced.
When a spouse files for divorce or legal separation, either party may request temporary maintenance in the form of spousal support and/or child support. The factors a court considers in granting temporary orders of this kind include:
The income, estate, and earning capacity of the supporting spouse
The age, health, and overall dependency of the spouse requesting maintenance
Custody of the children, where applicable
A party may also ask the court to grant a Temporary Restraining Order or Temporary Injunction if necessary to protect the spouse or children.
Marital Agreements and Your Divorce
Agreements made by the parties before or during marriage may control or influence the resolution of issues in a divorce or separation. The skilled Louisville attorneys at John H. Ruby & Associates can help you draft the following types of martial agreements:
Pre-nuptial agreements, entered into by the parties prior to their marriage
Post-nuptial agreements, which the parties enter into after their marriage
Separation agreements, made by the parties upon their separation or divorce
These agreements can help couples plan for how their assets will be treated in the event they decide to go their separate ways. It is important, however, to ensure that your rights are adequately protected in the terms of these agreements.
Separation agreements are particularly helpful in the context of divorce because they enable you and your ex to reach a settlement between yourselves with respect to spousal support, property disposition, and child support, custody, and visitation, as opposed to having those important decisions imposed upon you from the outside by a judge in divorce court.
Contracting for the provisions in these agreements while simultaneously protecting your rights requires the knowledge and experience of an attorney contact us to see how we can help you draft your martial agreement.
Other Family Law Services
In addition to handling your divorce, our Kentucky family law lawyers are equipped to represent you in the following areas:
Adoption
Child custody
Child support
Paternity actions
Property disposition
Spousal support
And other related areas
Let our experienced Louisville family law attorneys handle your case so you can focus on continuing to live your life. Contact us to find out how our dedicated team of lawyers can help you get through your divorce.
Main Office

Main Office
2950 Breckenridge Lane Suite 13
Louisville  KY  40220

Phone
  • (502) 895-2626

Linda Noll

Louisville lawyer Linda Noll practices divorce and family law with the law firm of John H. Ruby & Associates. Before arriving in Kentucky, Ms. Noll studied at West Liberty State College in West Virginia; she graduated in 1998 before getting her law degree from the University of Dayton in Ohio.
Prior to joining John H. Ruby & Associates, Ms. Noll worked at the Jefferson County Public Defender's Office for four years. A significant portion of her time there was spent representing minors in juvenile, family and circuit court.
Ms. Noll offers clients her legal services in the following areas:
Divorce
Alimony
Child Support
Child Custody
Divorce Mediation
Martial Agreements, including:
Pre-nuptial Agreements
Post-nuptial Agreements
Separation Agreements
Restraining Orders
Domestic and Family Relations
Juvenile Law
Her extensive practice in the family law arena has equipped Ms. Noll with extraordinary empathy which she shares with every one of her clients. She understands that emotions often run high in domestic matters, and she works hard to ensure the legal process runs as smoothly as possible for you.
It takes a special kind of lawyer to handle family law cases one who exhibits sensitivity and compassion but not at the expense of doing what is fair. Ms. Noll's experience allows her to provide her clients with the strong advocate they need while never forgetting the person at the center of the legal dispute: you. Contact Linda Noll for your free initial consultation to learn how her services can benefit you.

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