Wills and Trusts
Everyone should have a will, and we can help. Your will specifies your last wishes. In your will, you may designate how you would like your financial matters handled after your death. You may also designate your choice of who will care for your minor children after your death. In order for your will to be respected and followed, Kentucky requires you follow certain formalities. In addition to complying with legal formalities, your will should be clearly written to avoid questions or challenges at a later date. Because we also handle the administration of estates, we understand the practical considerations involved in preparing a will and we will work to guide you through the best planning for your family.
There are many reasons to create a trust. Trusts can be created during life or after death to hold assets for the benefit of the intended beneficiaries. Trusts can centralize asset management or allow for management in the event of incapacity. Our attorneys have created a variety of trusts including revocable living trusts, testamentary trusts, trusts for minors, irrevocable trusts, trusts to protect assets and supplemental needs or special needs trusts to protect vulnerable beneficiaries from losing their benefits. Our attorneys work with clients to determine if a trust is needed and, if so, to draft a document that balances current and future needs.
We represent personal representatives, trustees, beneficiaries, and heirs in a variety of cases involving trusts and estates – ranging from routine probate administration matters to complicated disputes over trust and will administration, will contests, and breach of fiduciary duty actions. Our rare blend of expertise makes us uniquely qualified to litigate estate and trust matters. Specifically, our estate-planning and tax attorneys and tax professionals are extremely knowledgeable in the estate-planning area that our litigators rely upon to formulate the best litigation strategy for our clients.