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Ask Stone Spotlight – St. Joseph’s Children’s Home

Of Louisville’s many important philanthropic organizations, St. Joseph’s Children’s Home is known throughout as one of the greatest among them. First formed by a collection of 12 local German Catholic parishes in response to the ongoing cholera epidemic in 1832, “St. Joe’s,” as many in the community have come to call it, has served over [...]

By |2021-08-04T16:03:09-04:00December 4th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Ask Stone Spotlight – St. Joseph’s Children’s Home

Charitable Trusts

Today is #GivingTuesday and while you hopefully will be making donations to your favorite charities today, you may also want to consider more advanced estate planning avenues for charitable giving such as Charitable Trusts.  We are going to discuss below three types of Charitable Trusts: Charitable Remainder Trust, Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust and Charitable Lead [...]

By |2021-08-04T16:46:40-04:00November 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Charitable Trusts

October is National Estate Planning Awareness Month

Fall has finally arrived, and with it National Estate Planning Awareness month. Each October across the United States, individuals and families are reminded of the importance of creating and/or maintaining an estate plan. The value of having an estate plan cannot be understated. A plan is necessary to manage one’s accumulated wealth over a lifetime, [...]

By |2021-02-27T01:13:31-05:00October 17th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on October is National Estate Planning Awareness Month

Ask Stone Spotlight – Animal Care Society

Founded in 1984, Animal Care Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit No Kill adoption agency for dogs and cats.  Their mission is to find new, safe and loving furever homes for adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.  They speak for the voiceless and lead by example in their ongoing work to provide responsible and humane treatment [...]

By |2021-08-04T14:03:35-04:00October 4th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Ask Stone Spotlight – Animal Care Society

A Millennial’s Perspective Towards Estate Planning

From a production standpoint, today’s working world brings with it increasingly rapid technological growth. From a human standpoint, it brings the beginnings of a massive shift of generations in the workplace. As Baby Boomers retire and Millennials continue to enter the workforce, they become the latest generation to accumulate wealth. This reality opens the door [...]

By |2021-02-27T01:24:43-05:00September 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on A Millennial’s Perspective Towards Estate Planning

Reasons To Avoid Online Estate Planning

With all of the vast information on the internet, there are several places online where one can acquire estate planning forms.  There are several reasons to avoid online self-help estate planning. They are blanket forms and not jurisdiction specific.  Each jurisdictional state has different requirements for proper execution of estate planning documents.  In addition, each [...]

By |2021-02-27T01:38:57-05:00August 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Reasons To Avoid Online Estate Planning

Ask Stone Spotlight – Lifehouse Maternity Home

The Lifehouse Maternity Home program is designed to help women discern God’s plan and purpose for their life and the life of their baby.  Many of the women who come to Lifehouse for help have been mistreated, neglected and abandoned by many people. Joan Smith is the Founder and Executive Director of Lifehouse.  Her background [...]

By |2021-02-27T21:37:07-05:00August 9th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Ask Stone Spotlight – Lifehouse Maternity Home

Pitfalls of Delaying the Probate Process

Probate is the legal process for proving a Last Will and Testament valid or invalid, appointing an Executor (or if no Last Will and Testament an Administrator), collecting the assets, paying the lawful debts, and distributing estate assets according to the Last Will and Testament or the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky if there [...]

By |2021-02-27T21:42:15-05:00July 19th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Pitfalls of Delaying the Probate Process

Personal Representative Mistakes in Probate

In probate, there are two types of personal representatives: Executor: “A person named by a testator to carry out the provisions in the testator’s will.” Black’s Law Dictionary (9th Edition). Administrator: “A person appointed by the court to manage the assets and liabilities of an intestate decedent.” Black’s Law Dictionary (9th Edition). Below is a [...]

By |2021-02-27T22:10:38-05:00June 25th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Personal Representative Mistakes in Probate
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