Trust Attorneys Leitchfield KY

Setting up a trust on your will is a complicated matter that should be handled with the help of an estate planning and trust attorney. Make it easy on your trust beneficiaries and take care of your estate planning ahead of time. An experienced trust attorney can help you save on estate tax. Please scroll down to learn more and get access to the estate planning and trust attorneys in Leitchfield, KY listed below.

Pamela Hall Potter
(606) 324-5516
1620 Carter Avenue, PO Box 2591
Ashland, KY
Specialties
Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate
Education
University of Kentucky College of Law,University of Kentucky
State Licensing
Kentucky

Augustus Robert Glaser
(859) 669-2329
201 West Rivercenter Blvd.
Covington, KY
Specialties
Tax, Probate
Education
St. Mary's University
State Licensing
Texas

Justin R Key
(502) 584-1108
2000 Waterfront Plaza, 325 W Main St
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Chapter 7, Estate Planning, Probate, Divorce
Education
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville,Murray State University
State Licensing
Indiana, Kentucky

Brandon J Lawrence
(502) 587-0041
Normandy Building, 101 North Seventh St. Ste. 206
Louisville, KY
State Licensing
DC

Elizabeth Ann Zink Pearson
(859) 655-3700
1224 Highway Ave
Covington, KY
Education
University of Cincinnati
State Licensing
Ohio

Allen Leigh Harris Jr.
(502) 423-7023
1300 Clear Springs Trace, Suite 3
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate
Education
George Washington University National Law Center,University of Kentucky,University of Kentucky
State Licensing
Kentucky

Melinda Ann Murphy
Ecton Murphy & Shannon, PLLC
(859) 624-2252
127 South Third Street
Richmond, KY
Specialties
Family, Landlord & Tenant, Adoption, Alimony, Mediation, Child Custody, Speeding Ticket, Child Support, Divorce, Power Of Attorney, Domestic Violence, Probate, Prenuptials, Uncontested Divorce, Wills
Education
University of Akron,Baldwin-Wallace College
State Licensing
Kentucky, Ohio

Christopher Carter Ruml
(502) 589-5235
500 W Jefferson St Ste 2800
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Probate, Trusts
Education
Stanford Law School,Princeton University
State Licensing
Florida, Kentucky

Hunter Byrd Whitesell II
Po Box 198
Hickman, KY
Education
UNIV KY
State Licensing
Tennessee

Daniel Brian O'Brien
(859) 426-5700
1984 Crescent Terrace
Crescent Springs, KY
Education
Northern Kentucky University
State Licensing
Ohio

Trust

Q: I have created and revised my wills in the past. The issue is that, as a single person, I'm having trouble finding an executor for my will. I don't trust my sister to carry out my instructions and, sadly, I also don't believe my parents would be good either. Other than friends, are there any other options for establishing an executor for your will? I want to make sure I get someone who will carry out my instructions without bias, self-interest, greed or questions. If there aren't any options, what would you suggest given the scenario?

 

I commend you for your foresight in both creating and updating your will. Your advance planning now will likely save your intended beneficiaries time, confusion and angst in the future. As you believe your sister or parents might not be appropriate executors for your will, you still need to choose someone whom you can trust to carry out your wishes. I recommend making sure your selection is amenable to the designation in advance, as this can be a time consuming responsibility.

You have ruled out friends and business associates, so I suggest a reputable lawyer or accountant would be the best solution for you. If your will is complex, there is the added benefit of those professionals’ familiarity with tax, probate and business administration issues. As you are aware, the executor must satisfy any debts owing from your estate, administer appropriate tax filings and estate returns and ensure that your asset distribution plan is followed to the extent most feasible. And while a family member might agree to administer your estate without taking a fee, an executor, in particular when a professional is so designated, is entitled to and will expect to be paid for their services. I suggest you address the parameters of that compensation at the time the executor is designated.

If you still want someone closer to you involved, you can designate co-executors (such as your family member/friend/business associate) and the lawyer/accountant. Finally, I also suggest choosing an alternate executor so that your probate can proceed more smoothly in the event your original executor appointment (if not co-executors) is unable to act as an executor at your death. While a probate court in the absence of an executor may choose an administrator for your estate, this of course lessens your control over ensuring that your wishes are followed as closely as possible.

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DISCLAIMER: This publication is distributed with the understanding that it does not constitute legal advice or establish an attorney/client relationship by way of any information contained herein. The information provided is for general purposes only, as readers are advised to consult with a qualified lawyer regarding the specifics of their particular circumstances.


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