Four Questions to Answer So Your Affairs Are in Order

Written by Jim Worthington on June 2, 2017

Estate planning is more than just having documents. Planning includes arranging your affairs to prevent leaving a mess behind for your family and friends. Here’s a list of questions that must be answered to see if you’re ready.

  1. Where are your documents? You need to share the location of important…Read More

What to give your graduate?

Written by Jim Worthington on May 24, 2017

Many high school graduates will be 18 years old when they move out of their parents’ home for college or soon after doing so. Do you know what would happen if you needed to help your son or daughter with a bank account after the move? Or, what if you…Read More

Do you really need a lawyer to make a will?

Written by Jim Worthington on May 14, 2017

I’ll reluctantly acknowledge that there are some online tools that some people can use to make an acceptable will. But, there are many people for whom these services will never be suitable. Use the linked flowchart below to see which group you’re in. If it turns out you might be a candidate…Read More

A Midsummer Night’s Resolution

Written by Jim Worthington on May 10, 2017

Your family can start the next school year with a current estate plan.

If you are one of the many Americans without an up to date estate plan, why not make this the summer to change that? Why would you do this in the summer? Isn’t summer about travel…Read More

Do Kentuckians need a living or revocable trust?

Written by Jim Worthington on April 27, 2017

If you:

  • don’t have kids under 18 or other special needs beneficiaries,
  • don’t own property in more than one state, and
  • don’t have a particular reason to keep your will private,

you don’t need a living or revocable trust.

This advice may be different than what you’ve read elsewhere on the internet….Read More

Thanks to my friend Stacey Vicari

Written by Jim Worthington on January 9, 2017

As I’m starting out the new year, I want to give a shout out to my friend and coach, Stacey Vicari. Stacey’s business and life consulting practice, Ideal Life, has been invaluable for me to keep on track. (I’m certainly not saying I don’t have work to do, but Stacey is the voice…Read More

Worthington Elected KBA Probate & Trust Chair

Written by Jim Worthington on May 12, 2016

I’m happy to announce that I was elected chair of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Probate & Trust Section for the 2016-2017 year. I look forward to working with the section’s many members and continuing the long tradition of excellent presentations. Look for more news in the near future.

More about Prince

Written by Jim Worthington on April 28, 2016

For an article about some of the difficulties that will be associated with Prince’s estate administration, see this Slate article.