Guiding You Through The Probate/ Trust Process

Being named the Executor of another person’s Will or the Trustee of someone’s Trust is a measure of the confidence that person placed in you. It is also a serious responsibility, where you could be held personally liable for mishandling.

At Key Schoen Law in Louisville, Mr. Schoen has helped families navigate Kentucky Estate/ Trust matters for more than 13 years.

“My practice is completely focused on Will and Trust matters.  I understand the sensitive nature of administering an estate as a fiduciary. My goal is to encourage confidence and common sense to my client to work through the Probate process, whether my client is the executor of an estate or a party of interest to the estate.  In other words, the more we can manage potential problems up front, the better for everyone involved.”
— Attorney Key Schoen

Steps Of Kentucky Probate

Steps in a Kentucky Probate proceeding generally include:

  • Proving the Will, if there is one; and getting a Personal Representative appointed for the estate
  • Identifying and collecting the decedent’s property
  • Assessing creditors claims and paying legitimate debts
  • Paying taxes, if necessary
  • Addressing Real Estate transfer and Deeds
  • Distributing assets to those who are entitled to have them by Will (or Kentucky’s intestacy law if the person dies without a Will).
  • Kentucky offers simplified Probate proceedings for estates less than $30,000 where there is either a surviving spouse or surviving child or children.

“Most Probated Estates can be straight forward for an experienced attorney, and does not need to cost the Estate much money. Problems in the process translate to more attorney fees for the Estate. Avoiding problems is obviously a money saver. My job is to help clients avoid problems where they can.”
— Attorney Key Schoen

Read answers to frequently asked questions about Kentucky Probate.

For More Information About Probate

Call 502-589-0077 or use the online contact form on this website to schedule a meeting or telephone consultation with Key Schoen.