Probate & Estate Administration
What Is Probate?
Probate, also known as estate administration, is the process by which your assets pass to your heirs at your death according to the directions in your will. This legal process can drain your loved ones’ time, energy and money, all while they are still in mourning.
Fortunately, you can take proactive steps to avoid probate. The first thing to do is talk to an elder law attorney at Kentucky ElderLaw, PLLC. With nearly 20 years’ experience, we know how to help you avoid probate. Or, if your loved one recently died and you need assistance navigating probate law, we can guide you.
What Is The Probate Process Like?
Every estate is different, so the probate process may vary depending on your unique circumstances. However, there are a few standard steps during estate administration in Kentucky:
When Is Estate Probate Needed?
Some estates and certain assets do not require probate. These include:
However, you need an estate plan or will to ensure that your other property and assets pass to the beneficiaries you prefer.
Ask More Questions About Probate In A Free Consultation
You can learn more about estate administration by talking to one of our lawyers. We have free initial consultations, so you have nothing to lose by visiting us. Call our Louisville office at 502-581-1111, call our Bowling Green office at 270-467-0002, or you can also email us.