Henderson Probate & Estate Attorneys
Experienced Wills And Probate Lawyers
Many people aren’t aware that having a will in Kentucky is necessary to avoid probate decisions by a judge. Under the law, the surviving spouse is the rightful beneficiary of half the assets in the estate after debts have been paid off to creditors. The other half, however, does not necessarily pass to a surviving spouse or family members. A probate judge will decide how the remainder of the estate is to be distributed. While it makes sense that the surviving spouse should receive the entirety of the estate, it isn’t necessarily the case. If there is a dispute, the matter is taken out of the family’s hands.
If you reside in the Henderson area and do not yet have a will, call Trimble, Lindsay & Shea to schedule a free consultation. We will review your circumstances and explain our services for helping you protect your family from having to go through the probate litigation process upon your death.
Former state legislator and firm partner Gross Lindsay was one of the pre-eminent probate and estate lawyers in western Kentucky. Patrick Shea carries this tradition forward, and he has the estate law background you need to get the job done right.
If your deceased spouse or parent had a valid will in place, your family is required to subject it to the probate process to determine its validity and give creditors the right to claim assets prior to distribution to heirs and beneficiaries. For executors, handling will disputes and making sure the details of the estate are handled correctly can be cumbersome and frustrating, particularly when you and your family are grieving the loss of a cherished loved one. Call Trimble, Lindsay & Shea to discuss your circumstances. We provide experienced probate services to help families resolve complex issues.
If You Don’t Live In Kentucky
It is not unusual for the executor or family representative to live out of state. Turn to us as your local Kentucky probate law attorneys. We will handle every detail of your local probate needs. In many cases, you will not need to return to Kentucky to complete the process.
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Call us at 270-854-9966 today to schedule a free initial consultation. We are located next to the Henderson County Judicial Center on South Main Street in downtown Henderson, just one block from the Ohio River. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and we are closed for lunch between noon and 1 p.m. daily. Evening and weekend consultations may be available by special arrangement.