Compassionate Probate Services To Suit Your Needs
Probate is the term used to describe the wrapping up of someone’s financial affairs after death. Handling the final administration of your loved one’s affairs can seem a daunting task. The probate process may appear complex and confusing. Clients often do not know where to begin in locating and assessing their loved one’s assets, dealing with creditors, handling disputes amongst heirs, and ultimately making proper distributions in accordance with their loved one’s wishes and state and federal laws.
We are sensitive to our clients’ concerns, which is why we take the time to sit down with each client and explain this process. Our team is here to guide you through this process, one step at a time, so you can grieve the loss of your loved one while we deal with the legalities.
What To Expect From The Probate Process
After losing a loved one, the last thing you want to do during your mourning period is to sit in a courtroom or look for financial documents. At Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP, our probate attorneys will help you through every step of the process so you can focus on moving forward.
The probate process in Kentucky includes:
- Locating the decedent’s will
- Filing a petition to the court to probate the will, appoint an executor and administer and settle the estate
- Identifying the property in the estate
- Paying the debts and obligations of the estate
- Distributing remaining assets to beneficiaries per the will or laws of the state
If someone dies without a will in Kentucky, the laws of the state will decide which beneficiaries receive assets. This is why estate planning is vital for everyone. When you have a sound will in place, the court must follow your wishes.
We Will Stand By Your Side
With offices in Owensboro, Hartford, Bowling Green, and Madisonville, the lawyers at Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP, serve personal representatives, executors, beneficiaries and heirs throughout Western Kentucky. Contact us over the phone at 270-446-5879 or online to schedule a free consultation.