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Hoge & Associates
First Trust Centre
Suite 400 South

200 South Fifth Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Fax:  (502) 583-1223
Phone:  (502) 583-2005
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Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

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Family Law Attorneys
Serving Clients in Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt and Hardin Counties
Offices in Louisville, Kentucky

Bill Hoge has been practicing law in Louisville for more than four decades and focusing on Family Law for better than half of that time.

A Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and former Chair of the Family Law Sections for both the Kentucky Bar Association and the Louisville Bar Association, Bill is a trial attorney with training as a mediator, arbitrator and collaborative Family Law professional.

Talk to Bill Hoge about how he can help you resolve your complex divorce and Family Law issues.

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James K. Murphy

Jim Murphy began practicing law in Kentucky in 1993.  He graduated magna cum laude from Washington & Lee University and cum laude from the Lewis School of Law at Washington & Lee University.

Prior to joining Hoge & Associates, Jim's practice with another Louisville firm focused in commercial transactions, real estate and business.  Since 2013, he has refocused his practice on Family Law matters with a special emphasis on business and real estate factors.  Jim has worked on a variety of Family Law matters including domestic violence actions and criminal defense in child support matters as well as processing divorces, child support, child custody and post-divorce litigation.

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Ruth J. Wilkerson

Ruth Wilkerson has been practicing law in Kentucky since 2010.  A graduate of the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia and Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, Ruth has a varied legal background which included estate planning, workers compensation, personal injury litigation, employment law, civil rights discrimination and sexual harassment. 

Ruth has focused on Family Law matters since joining Hoge & Associates.  She has handled both contested and uncontested divorce actions, modifications of child support and maintenance/alimony, disputed parenting matters such as visitation schedules and primary residence, adoption proceedings, child custody and domestic violence proceedings.

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We offer free 15-minute initial telephone consultations to potential clients.  Upon conclusion of that 15-minute initial telephone consultation, potential clients usually have the opportunity to decide to make an appointment for a $200 initial face-to-face consultation and the subsequent decision of whether or not to hire us.  We must also decide whether your case is one where we can be effective.

Engaging our firm as legal counsel will require the execution of a binding agreement between attorney and client as well as the payment of an initial Engagement Fee based on the number of hours of our time we feel will be necessary to address a client's Family Law issue.  This initial Engagement Fee will be a minimum of $1,750 up to $3,000, depending on the attorney handling the case and the complexity of the dispute.


Call us today to arrange a free 15-minute telephone consultation.
(502) 583-2005
Louisville Kentucky divorce visitation custody children marriage grandparents business assets debtsWe understand you have concerns about getting a divorce, protecting your children, taking care of your debts, dividing your assets, visitation with your children, getting custody, protecting your business interests or your professional practice (medical, dental, legal, accounting, etc.) or any of a variety of legal issues.

Our attorneys have spent decades handling Family Law situations.  At Hoge & Associates, we are intimately familiar with domestic violence issues, tracing of non-marital assets, division of marital assets, the devastating effect of alcoholism and drug addiction, international and military divorces, parental alienation, custodial interference, Hague abductions and recovery of children illegally removed from their home country by a parent, and much, much more.

Call or email Hoge & Associates today to schedule a free 15-minute telephone consultation.  We'll be straight-forward with you about whether or not we believe we can be of assistance with your Family Law situation.

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Jefferson County courthouse, judicial center, hall of justice, divorce courtOur Louisville, Kentucky law practice has been devoted for several decades to handling divorce and domestic relations matters; protecting parental rights, helping parties resolve disputes about child visitationchild support and child custody; advocating for fathers' rights; establishment of paternity; negotiating parenting plans and co-parenting arrangements; addressing domestic violenceEPOs and DVOs; resolving Family Laws about maintenance and alimonydivision of marital propertyrestoration of non-marital propertyproperty settlement agreements and post-divorce actions.  We have spent a considerable amount of time dealing with Hague abductions (international custody disputes) as well as domestic parental abductions or kidnapping.  We have also handled annulments, negotiating QDROs (Qualified Domestic Relations Orders for the division of pension and retirement benefits, as well as prenuptial agreementscohabitation agreements and business valuations.

We DO NOT offer free legal advice!  The act of contacting this office by phone, through e-mail or through this website does NOT constitute the creation of an attorney-client relationship.


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