SERVING KENTUCKY SINCE 1984

Probate is the legal process for administering a decedent’s estate. In Kentucky, a probate proceeding takes place in the District Court located in the county where the deceased resided. In today’s world we can assist you in opening a probate for a loved one who resided in Kentucky and no matter where you live.

TESTATE
(with a Last Will & Testament)

If you die as a resident of Kentucky with a Last Will and Testament, your estate will be handled and distributed to heirs in accordance with the terms set forth in your Last Will and Testament.

Testate Probate is the legal process for proving a Last Will and Testament (valid or invalid), appointing an Executor, collecting the assets, paying the lawful debts, and distributing estate assets in accordance with the Last Will and Testament.

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INTESTATE
(without a Will)

If you die as a resident of Kentucky without a Last Will and Testament, your assets will go to your closest relatives under Kentucky’s intestate succession laws.

Intestate Probate (without a Last Will and Testament) is the legal process for appointing an Administrator, collecting the assets, paying the lawful debts, and distributing estate assets in accordance with Kentucky’s intestate succession laws.

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PETITION
TO DISPENSE

If an estate is $30,000 or less, a Petition to Dispense can be used to avoid full probate process.

If the estate is $30,000 or less, and there is no real estate, then either the surviving spouse, surviving child(ren) or a preferred creditor may file a petition to dispense with administration of probate.

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SERVING KENTUCKY SINCE 1984

Probate is the legal process for administering a decedent’s estate. In Kentucky, a probate proceeding takes place in the District Court located in the county where the deceased resided. In today’s world we can assist you in opening a probate for a loved one who resided in Kentucky and no matter where you live.

TESTATE
(with a Last Will & Testament)

If you die as a resident of Kentucky with a Last Will and Testament, your estate will be handled and distributed to heirs in accordance with the terms set forth in your Last Will and Testament.

Testate Probate is the legal process for proving a Last Will and Testament (valid or invalid), appointing an Executor, collecting the assets, paying the lawful debts, and distributing estate assets in accordance with the Last Will and Testament.

LEARN MORE

INTESTATE
(without a Will)

If you die as a resident of Kentucky without a Last Will and Testament, your assets will go to your closest relatives under Kentucky’s intestate succession laws.

Intestate Probate (without a Last Will and Testament) is the legal process for appointing an Administrator, collecting the assets, paying the lawful debts, and distributing estate assets in accordance with Kentucky’s intestate succession laws.

LEARN MORE

PETITION
TO DISPENSE

If an estate is $30,000 or less, a Petition to Dispense can be used to avoid full probate process.

If the estate is $30,000 or less, and there is no real estate, then either the surviving spouse, surviving child(ren) or a preferred creditor may file a petition to dispense with administration of probate.

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