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Last updated on May 21, 2020

Unless you have taken steps to make other provisions such as creating a trust, a will is the only way to make sure that your property is transferred or disposed of according to your wishes. If you fail to create a will or a trust for the transfer of your assets and property at death, Kentucky law will govern how your assets are transferred and to whom.

These laws are very strict and don’t take into consideration complicated family relationships, second marriages, or one family member’s particular need. If you die without a will, your estate will be what is known as an intestate estate. In such cases, Kentucky laws of distribution would determine the distribution of your assets, and the court’s choices may not align with your choices.

Let our estate planning lawyers at Cooper & Cooper Law Offices, PLLC, help you so you control who gets what, and when they get it!

Why We Should Be Your First Call:

  • We are a father and son legal team.
  • We have over 50 years of combined experience.
  • Attorney Thomas E. Cooper has a BV Distinguished *rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
  • We also represent clients in estate administration disputes.
  • We handle modest estates and multimillion-dollar estates.
  • Attorney Thomas Cooper represents fellow lawyers in their personal matters.

Under Kentucky law, when you die without an estate plan in place, any property that would pass through probate would be distributed under Kentucky’s laws of distribution. Dying intestate could result in your spouse and/or children being left with few resources to live on for their support and day-to-day living expenses.

What’s more, without careful planning and establishing the proper legal documents, your estate could ultimately wind up paying more than necessary in court costs, legal fees, and taxes to state and federal governments.

Let Cooper & Cooper Law Offices, PLLC, Help You Take Charge!

Don’t leave your loved ones to pick up the pieces of an unplanned estate, call 270-561-6155 or email us, for help! Learn more about our team and visit our client testimonials to learn more about what we do!

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