What happens if I don’t have a Last Will and Testament?
Without a Last Will and Testament your estate will be distributed in accordancewith the Kentucky intestate succession laws. This means that if you are married, your spouse is 4th in line to inherit after your children, parents and siblings. In addition, if you have minor children, their inheritance will be placed in a blocked account. If your spouse is still living and taking care of your children, they will have to go to Court for permission each time they need to access funds to provide for their health, education and welfare. This will also be the case if your children have a Guardian appointed as both parents are deceased. Furthermore, without a Last Will & Testament you can make no provisions for who will become Guardian of your children. This decision will once again be left up to the Court and may be an individual you would have never chosen.