Probate & Estate Administrations in Louisville
Probate & Estate Admisitrators in Kentucky
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How an Estate Law Attorney Can Benefit You
An experienced estate law attorney skilled in probate procedures will help you understand the process and provide step-by-step counsel through the many rules and proceedings. Specific procedures are required of the executor or personal representative charged with the duty of taking over the assets of the decedent, managing and protecting them.
In Kentucky, the personal representative may be any resident of the state who is over 18 years of age, including a relative. Your estate law attorney will ensure that the personal representative you choose is compliant with all legal requirements.
The death of a loved one is a time of strong emotions and bewilderment. Probate can be intimidating and scary. To guarantee the experience goes as smoothly as possible, rely on the expertise of a proven estate law attorney. You will be thankful you did.
So what exactly is probate?
It is a court-supervised process for distributing the assets of a deceased person. The assets owned by the deceased person are distributed to beneficiaries according to the instructions written in the person’s will, or as designated by state law. Probate is overseen by the local Probate Court.
- Filing of a petition requesting the appointment of an executor of personal representative.
- Filing an inventory of estate assets.
- Paying all creditors and taxes.
- Filing a Petition to close the probate, upon which the Court issues an Order distributing the remainder of the assets to beneficiaries.