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If you have been named an executor of a will or the administrator of an estate, it is likely you are facing the legal responsibilities of these roles for the very first time. Even those with some experience with this process may be faced with critical decisions unique to the circumstances. Every case is different and navigating the process of resolving an estate after the owner passes away (known as probate) can be stressful and complex.

We understand that individuals tasked with resolving a loved one’s estate or not only expected to do an enormous amount of work but are also likely in the process of grieving.

As our client, you can experience the Howard Law Group, PLLC difference:

  • We offer compassionate, vigilant counsel for these individuals in their time of need.
  • We are prepared to assist our clients through the entirety of the probate process.
  • We also accompany our clients in court and fight for their interests in case there is need for litigation.
  • We offer confidential consultations to discuss your loved one's estate and potential outcomes.

You do not have to face this difficult time without a proven Frankfort estate planning lawyer by your side. Use our online form or call 502.309.2740 to request a case evaluation today.

What is probate?

Probate is the process of resolving the estate of someone who has passed away. In the cases where there is a will and an executor has been named, then it is that person's responsibility to resolve the estate. When there is no will, a probate judge will appoint someone known to the deceased to act as the estate administrator and they will have the same responsibilities as an executor.

What are the responsibilities as an executor?

  • Organize and keep an inventory of the deceased's assets
  • Pay any outstanding debts
  • Pay any outstanding taxes
  • Receive many money that is owed to the deceased
  • Give any beneficiaries the assets the will provides
  • File necessary paperwork with the court

These are just some of the major responsibilities of an executor—it’s possible there are many more, depending on the size and circumstances of the estate. In the event that there is a beneficiary conflict that cannot be settled or the will is too ambiguous to adhere to, there may be the need for probate litigation. This means that the executor and other involved parties will make their case to a probate judge and the court will decide how the estate is distributed.

Committed Advocacy by Your Side

Whether you are just approaching your executor responsibilities or are in the midst of a conflict, it is critical that you speak with legal counsel today. Attorney Doug Howard has been serving Kentucky residents in various legal matters for more 15 years. He knows that it takes to protect the rights and interests of his clients throughout this difficult process and ensure that it is completed as assuredly and swiftly as possible.

Want to learn more about how we can assist you? Call us at (502) 309-2740 today.

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