Thomas K. Stone

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Thomas K. Stone, Esq., Principal / Owner

Thomas K. Stone, Esquire has been licensed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky since 1984. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville, School of Law. Mr. Stone and his legal group help protect your assets in the following areas:

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Bonded Trustee, Power of Attorney, Curator and Representative Payee
  • Mediation

Mr. Stone’s primary concentration is personalizing the practice of law and building lifelong relationships with his clients. Ever vigilant of changing times, Stone Legal Group, PLLC remains current in all aspects of the law including, but not limited to, protecting your assets today and after your passing. Never assume your estate will be administered to your needs and wishes without first contacting a qualified attorney. You never want to leave your family in chaos.

Throughout Mr. Stone’s tenure as an attorney, he has helped individuals who had no family or friends who were able to step in to take care of their affairs due to declining health issues, Alzheimer’s, dementia, disability or death. On a personal note, Mr. Stone provided his wealth of estate planning knowledge in helping his grandmother with her affairs after she became widowed at the age of 70.

Mr. Stone’s grandfather had always handled all their financial affairs and upon his death, Mr. Stone’s grandmother was without her lifelong partner and had to enter into her new life as a widow and taking over her own financial affairs for the first time in her life. Mr. Stone’s grandmother lived a long and eventful life until she died just shy of 100 years old and was able to do so with the assistance of Mr. Stone. Through Mr. Stone’s assistance, an estate plan was put into place relieving her of this new unwanted responsibility. His grandmother was able to travel the world for the first time, riding camels in Egypt, saw the Passion Play in Germany, and even getting to fulfill a lifelong dream of kissing the Blarney Stone in Ireland. This experience has provided the guiding principle of how each client should be treated and is treated at Stone Legal Group, PLLC.

In addition, over the past 30 years, Thomas K. Stone has served as a Bonded Trustee, Power of Attorney, Curator and Representative Payee for individuals who had no family members or friends to act on their behalf when the time came that they were unable to handle own affairs. Each of these individuals received the same level of personalized care and attention as Mr. Stone provided for his grandmother.

When Thomas K. Stone is out of the office, he enjoys spending time with his family and pets, boating, traveling, gardening and theatre.

Curriculum Vitae

Thomas K. Stone has been a practicing attorney for over 30 years. He previously worked as a Clerk for U.S. Magistrate, George Long, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky. In addition, Mr. Stone has been a Certified Mediator since 2005. Further, Mr. Stone has been a speaker for the National Business Institute for estate and probate courses.

Education

Juris Doctorate from University of Louisville, School of Law

  • Dean’s List; Moot Court Team; Regional Moot Court Team;
  • Alternate National Moot Court Team;
  • President of Law Forum

Bachelor of Arts in American Studies with High Distinction from University of Kentucky

  • Dean’s List; Lances, Greek Counsel; Intramural;
  • Student Government

Just Solutions-Certified Mediator

Atherton High School, Louisville, Kentucky

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Memberships

  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Lawyer Referral Service (Wills and Estates)
  • The Chamber of St. Matthews
  • The Chamber of Jeffersontown
  • Eagle Scout-Boy Scouts of America

Hobbies

  • Boating, traveling, gardening and theatre

Speaking Engagements

Tom is available to speak to your group on the following topics:

  • Wills
  • Trusts (many types)
  • Power of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney for children in college
  • Probate
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Effects of divorce and remarriage in estate planning
  • Probate avoidance

To schedule a speaking engagement, please contact Jill S. Stevens during regular business hours.

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Estate Planning refers to the process in which you decide and document what happens to your assets after you die.

- Do you currently have a Last Will and Testament that is in accordance with your wishes and in conformity with the Commonwealth of Kentucky?

- Do you want the Commonwealth of Kentucky to decide who should receive your estate?

- Did you know that marriage or divorce will impact your Last Will and Testament?

- If you are in a domestic partnership in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, given the current laws, your significant other is not considered an heir to your estate. This problem can be cured with a properly prepared Last Will and Testament.

- Are there children from prior relationships?

- Are there special circumstances that need attention concerning a spouse, child or significant other?

- Depending on your specific circumstances and wishes, a Trust may be the best solution for you.

- Do you have a durable Power of Attorney so that someone can act on your behalf if you are no longer able to do so for yourself in order to avoid having the court appoint someone for you?

- Do you have a Living Will/Healthcare Directive so that you are not kept alive by life-prolonging treatment and artificially provided nutrition and hydration?

Estate Planning

Having your estate planning properly established and planned out provides comfort and security in knowing that your wishes will be met once the time comes that you can no longer express your wishes.

FREE Initial Review of:

  • Self Prepared documents
  • Online Wills/documents

Did You Know?

Unlike married couples, in the Commonwealth of Kentucky there are currently NO provisions under the law for Domestic Partnerships.The Stone Legal Group, PLLC can help you protect your partner.