Florence, Boone County, KY | Covington, Kenton County, KY
What is probate in Kentucky?
The court "probates" a Last Will and Testament to determine its validity. If there is a Will, then the court appoints a Executor/Executrix (male/female) to carry out the instructions in the Will. If there is no Will, then the court appoints an Administrator/Administratrix (male/female) for the authority to transfer assets, address debts and all other issues.
How long does it take?
With small estates, the process can be over almost immediately. Otherwise it takes at least six months.
Do I need a lawyer?
A lawyer can answer your questions and prepare the court paperwork. A judge has to approve everything, so having an experienced attorney will help this process go smoother during the difficult and stressful times that follow a loved one's passing.