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Probate and Trust Administration


Trusted Probate Law Services in Louisville, KY

It is important for you to plan for the future, even after you are gone. Dividing up the assets of a recently deceased family member can end up putting a lot of strain on a family if there isn’t a will or a trust set up. By utilizing our probate law services in Louisville, KY, however, you can help to avoid this familial strife by ensuring your assets go exactly where you want them to end up. The attorneys and staff at Pitt & Emison understand how sensitive this subject is to all involved, and do our best to help make the process as easy as possible.

So what exactly is probate? It is a court-supervised process for distributing the assets of a deceased person. The assets owned by the deceased person are distributed to beneficiaries according to the instructions written in the person’s will, or as designated by state law. Probate is overseen by the local Probate Court.  

Guiding You Through the Probate Process

Probate administration can be expensive and time-consuming. That is why it is important for you to make sure that the person or persons you have designated as your Executor has a competent and experienced counsel to guide them through the probate process. These Executors must make important decisions--sometimes quickly--and they need help to make them wisely. They are normally required to prepare inventories of your estate property, pay off your debts, sometimes file tax returns, and sign other important documents on behalf of your estate. Ultimately, they must divide and distribute your property as dictated by your will, or state law.

The probate administration process carries many responsibilities, and to have legal assistance helps you to ensure that the right choices are being made throughout this process. With our probate law services, our attorneys are able to guide your executor and loved ones through the process in a compassionate and thorough manner. We make it as straightforward, efficient, and painless as possible. Make sure that you are making the smart decision for the future of your assets and family by working with our probate attorneys.


The Administration of Trusts

Unlike a will, a trust can go into effect when a person is still alive. The attorneys at our law firm assist clients in taking care of their trusts both while they are living and after their disability or death. One of the benefits of having a revocable living trust is to create a smooth transition of managing your assets during your life, through a disability period, and at your death.

Our legal team assists clients to make these difficult transitions as smooth as possible for you and your family. We are dedicated to making sure that the terms of the trusts are carried out in the manner in which they were intended. Plan for the future by having your trusts and probate law services handled by our dedicated legal team.

Contact us to schedule a consultation. Our law office is proud to assist clients located throughout the Louisville, Kentucky, area.

Adviser with Elderly Couple, Elder Law, Louisville. KY