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Estate administration in Kentucky

Most Kentucky residents do not know very much about estate planning law or inheritance law -- let alone what it means to be an executor or personal representative. However, being the executor of an estate is a necessary role that many of us must fulfill at some time. The thing is, most people have never done something like this before.

Estate administration is the process of distributing the assets of an estate and settling any outstanding debts of an estate. Estate administration can vary in complexity based on the size of the estate and the type of property and debts it involves. While it might be relatively easy for a layperson to figure out how to administer a small estate that does not involve a lot of property or a lot of heirs, a multimillion-dollar estate with lots of potential heirs will have a lot of elements to consider and a lot of opportunity for errors.

This is why Kentucky residents will often turn to the help of an estate planning attorney when they find themselves needing to serve as an executor or personal representative of an estate. An attorney can help those unfamiliar with the proceedings to navigate the process more easily and cost effectively.

At the law office of Landrum & Shouse, LLP, we have over 35 years of experience working in estate administration law in Kentucky. We know what elements need to be considered and what to look for in order to ensure that an estate is being handled properly. If you have recently been charged with fulfilling the role of personal representative or estate administrator, we can help you in your case.

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