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Probate Lawyer
Florence, Boone County, KY | Covington, Kenton County, KY

What is probate?
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, transfer assets, address debts and all other issues. If there is no Will, then the court appoints an Administrator/Administratrix (male/female) to handle these duties.

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 stressful time that follows a loved one's passing.

What documentation do I need?
Understandably, some of these documents may not be available at the time you see a lawyer or the first time you go to court:

  • Certificate of Death
  • All Wills and Trusts (even prior ones if available)
  • Personal information of the deceased: full name, address, date of birth, date of death, social security number, Medicaid card
  • The names, addresses and ages of the heirs at law and next of kin:
    • spouse
    • children
    • grandchildren (if their parent is deceased)
    • parents (if there are no surviving children)
    • brothers and sisters (if there are no surviving children or parents)
  • Real estate deeds, estimated value and amount owed
  • Certificate of Title of any vehicles, estimated value and amount owed
  • Bills for final medical, funeral and burial expenses, and receipts if paid
  • All other assets of the deceased and the values of each asset
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