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If you are currently dealing with, or about to deal with, the Kentucky state court system with respect to a probate or estate issue - the following information should be helpful to you.

Probate law governs estate matters when someone who, such as a family member or other loved one, passes away. These laws insure that creditors are paid properly and that assets are distributed correctly to the "heirs," or the descendant(s) of the estate.

What is the purpose of Probate? Probate is the legal process that deals with estate assets and property, with regard to heirs and creditors. Probate begins with a "petition" to open the estate and name a personal representative who is responsible for the administration of the deceased's property.

The next step is when an official Notice of Creditors is printed in a local newspaper and Notice of Administration is sent to other involved parties. Creditors then have a set amount of time to file their claims from the first date of publication. Then the personal representative can pay the debt and distribute the remaining estate. Finally, a petition for discharge is filed, and the estate is closed.

Kentucky Probate Law

As with the probate process in every state, probate in the state of Kentucky requires that the people managing your estate, and inheritance issues, are well aware of exactly how probate should be conducted, with regard to state probate regulations, deadlines and written executions.

If you are handling the will, involving your inheritance and possibly the inheritance of others as well, you must be aware of the application process, as stipulated by the Kentucky probate court, to initiate the probate of a will. The recording of wills is in itself a critical issue for Kentucky probate. This refers to the will being viewed by the court for the very first time, when the court clerk officially "records" the will.

During Kentucky probate, it is also important to know about self-proved wills. Other probate issues that are critical in Kentucky are formal, legal documentation matters, in terms of accuracy of the various details (written by the estate's personal representative), plus paperwork deadlines. There are a variety of state imposed time frame limitations on many of the deliverables managed by personal representatives and others responsible for key issues, such as claimants, or the surviving spouse of the decedent.

It is important to note that in Kentucky a "self-proved will" may be written by any person at least 18 years old, who is "of a sound mind" - in compliance with Kentucky state probate statutes and laws, which usually means involving a probate lawyer to make sure the will is executed properly. Hiring a probate lawyer who is well versed in Kentucky probate law will be invaluable to you. Your probate attorney should, in fact, be there through the entire probate process to insure the inheritance process is being handled properly. We do not advise going through Kentucky probate alone!

Kentucky Probate Resources

Kentucky has no separate probate court. The District Court has jurisdiction over estate matters, mental health issues & juvenile concerns.

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