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Dr. Death and Death with Dignity Laws

Posted by Fred Simon | May 06, 2024 | 0 Comments

Jack Kevorkian, also known as "Dr Death," sparked a national debate on assisted suicide. Today, eight states and Washington, D.C. have passed legislation which allow mentally competent adults with terminal illnesses to receive prescription medication to assist in their death.

My Dad Died Without a Will and His Mortgage Wasn't Paid - Why Am I Being Sued?

Posted by Fred Simon | Apr 26, 2024 | 0 Comments

When a mortgage payment isn't paid after the borrower's death, the lender will typically communicate with the borrower's estate or surviving relatives to address the unpaid debt. If no resolution is reached, the lender may initiate foreclosure proceedings, leading to the sale of the property at a public auction. The proceeds from the sale are used to pay off the outstanding mortgage debt, and any remaining funds may be returned to the borrower's estate or heirs. Surviving occupants may be evicted once the property is sold. It is important for family members to communicate with the lender and seek legal advice to understand their rights and explore potential solutions.

What is Portability in Estate Planning?

Posted by Fred Simon | Sep 03, 2022 | 0 Comments

In larger estates, successful estate planning may need to consider choosing the portability option to protect a surviving spouse's estate against owing federal estate taxes. This blog provides a short explanation of portability and how it can be used to avoid death taxes.

HOW & WHEN TO CONTEST A WILL IN KENTUCKY

Posted by Fred Simon | Aug 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

Will contests are lawsuits filed to invalidate a person's Last Will and Testament for a number of reasons allowed under Kentucky law. There are specific grounds that must be alleged and required rules of pleading and procedure that must be followed to successfully present a case in Kentucky.

WHAT IS A KENTUCKY SMALL ESTATE?

Posted by Fred Simon | Aug 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

If someone dies without leaving assets worth not more than $30,000, Kentucky law will permit the transfer of assets without opening an estate. Even though Kentucky does not authorize the specific administration of small estates, the exemption statutes do permit a surviving spouse or children to avoid probate by dispensing with administration.

Claims against Estates in Kentucky

Posted by Fred Simon | Aug 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

Kentucky law has specific rules controlling when and how creditors may file claims against the estate of a deceased person. As part of his administrative duties, the personal representative must be aware of these rules and take actions consistent with the law.

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