What is probate and how does it work?

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. Probate is only necessary if there are assets owned by the deceased in their sole name. However, if the deceased had no assets in their [...]

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I have a Last Will and Testament that says I inherit, why do I need to go before the Probate Court?

The Last Will and Testament has no power or authority until it has been validated by the Probate Court. Therefore, in order to receive your inheritance it must go through the probate process with the Court. In Kentucky, a probate proceeding takes place in the District Court located in the County where the deceased [...]

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How much does probate cost?

The cost of Probate varies from estate to estate depending on many factors that may arise during the probate process. Cost may include, but not are not limited to, attorney’s fees, court cost, appraisal fees, tax preparers, and other types of necessary professionals that may be required in specific estates. For more information on [...]

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What happens when the person who dies owned real estate in multiple states?

A probate proceeding takes place in the District Court located in the County where the deceased resided at the time of death. Additionally, an ancillary probate will have to be opened in every state in which real estate is owned and runs concurrent with the initiating Kentucky probate. Every state has different rules on [...]

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