Family Law Attorneys
Serving Clients in Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt and Hardin Counties
Offices in Louisville, Kentucky
Attorney 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 Partners, PLLC, 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 joined Hoge Partners, PLLC in 2014 and works on a broad spectrum 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.
Call Jim today to talk about how we can help you resolve your situation.
Ruth J. Wilkerson
Attorney Ruth Wilkerson has been practicing law in Kentucky since 2010. A graduate of Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky and the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia, Ruth has a varied legal background which includes 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 Partners, PLLC (formerly Hoge & Associates) in 2014. She handles both high-conflict and uncontested divorce actions as well as 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.
Call Ruth today to discuss your Family Law situation and how Hoge Partners, PLLC can assist you.
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.
Bill remains active in the practice of law with Hoge Partners, PLLC, representing a select number of cases and by providing advice and guidance to his colleagues, Jim Murphy and Ruth Wilkerson.
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 $2,000 to $3,000, depending on the attorney handling the case and the complexity of the dispute.
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