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Michael K. Ruberg

Michael K. Ruberg

Michael practice focuses on Estate Planning and Probate
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Business Law ...
  • Kentucky, Ohio
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Mike's practice focuses on estate planning and probate administration, including complex matters involving multiple heirs, contested estates, asset protection, corporations and real estate. Mike has experience as corporate counsel for several corporations and LLCs in Northern Kentucky.

As a lifelong resident of Northern Kentucky, Mike is very active with the community and routinely volunteers for organizations such as St. Agnes Church, Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky, Inc., St. Charles Care Center and PrimeWise through St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Mike frequently speaks regarding estate planning and probate to various community organizations.

PROBATE: Michael K. Ruberg is experienced in representing executors, administrators and various family members in Probate matters in Kentucky and Ohio for the past 34 years. Michael has handled intricate and complex estates involving numerous assets, real estate and business holdings, as well as smaller estates before the probate courts in Ohio and Kentucky.

ESTATE PLANNING: Whether complex or simple, Michael specializes in tailoring a complete estate plan for his clients, with careful consideration of their individual needs, assets, family dynamics, Medicaid issues, family members with special needs, Veteran's benefits and charitable contributions.

CORPORATE COUNSEL: Michael acts as corporate counsel for various corporations and LLCs in Kentucky and Ohio, offering legal services, advice and assisting in corporate documents, employment situations, real estate matters and various other needs of his corporate clients.

Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Elder Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Pet Trusts, Guardianship
  • Free Consultation
    First half-hour consultation free
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Paypal
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent Fees accepted on a case by case basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
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Thomas More College
B.A. (1978)
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Professional Associations
Cincinnati Bar Association
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St. Vincent DePaul
- Current
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Estate Planning Council of Northern Kentucky
- Current
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Northern Kentucky Bar Association - Estate Planning and Probate Sections
- Current
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Kentucky Bar Association  # 60495
- Current
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Northern Kentucky Bar Association  # 06495
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Building the Kentucky Paralegal from the Ground Up
Bench & Bar
Speaking Engagements
Wills for First Responders, Host Attorney, St. Elizabeth Training Center, Erlanger, KY
Cincinnati Paralegal Assoc. & Northern KY Assn of Paralegal
Primewise,, St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas Conference Room A
Primewise through St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Why You Need a Living Will When Monday, November 11, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Where St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas Conference Room A
Websites & Blogs
Ruberg Law PLLC
Micheal K. Ruberg - Attorney at Law
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered
Q. My husbands sister signed a notarized quitclaim deed giving him her home in 2018. She passed away Jan. 1, 2020.
A: Once the deed was filed it was not part of the estate anymore.
Q. My mother passed away in 2008 her daughter lives in are mom house does she still owe me for my half we in kentucky
A: It depends if your mother had a will or not and also how the house was titled at the time of her death.

Was her estate ever probated?

Also, the house could've been titled in joint names with someone else at the time of her death.

If you are a beneficiary under her estate either by way of intestate succession (without a will)

or pursuant to the will you would be entitled to the house.

So basically it's going to depend on what her estate planning documents worth any, regardless of where she or you lived.

Depending on how you inherited the house your sister would owe you or you could move to have it sold so as to receive your proceeds. I think the case really stands on how the house was transferred at the time of your mother's death. So more information would be needed. ... Read More
Q. How can I be sure my grandchildren get a certain percentage of my estate?
A: A simple way to accomplish this is to use a testamentary trust. This would take effect at the time of your death and the monies would be paid into this trust that would then be managed by a trustee to make sure that it got to your grandchildren. This trust would then be funded by you out of your will.

The real question is what particular estate items you want to go to your grandchildren.

Depending on their age you could give it to them directly as well.

Spirits estate planning attorney could easily help you with this.
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Contact & Map
Ruberg Law, PLLC
25 Town Center Blvd
Ste 204
Crestview Hills, KY 41017
Telephone: (859) 344-6742
Fax: (513) 488-0523
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)